Nissan Xterra falls in the category of a sports utility vehicle which is based on Nissan’s F-platform. The Xterra is a perfect model for those who are fond of driving for long distances more so on rough terrain. This model shares a number of similar features with its sibling the Frontier pick-up. In 2016, this model will be offered in a more innovative design which will make it a large and comfy SUV. Nissan has decided to increase the dimensions of the upcoming Xterra to strengthen it further. The automaker has also revealed that the major changes in the new 2016 Nissan Xterra will be in making its chassis more powerful and installing a much stronger axle. If indeed these mentioned changes do take place, this model will therefore be among the most powerful SUV’s. This model is again rumored to be heavier than its predecessor.
2016 Nissan Xterra: Redesign Exterior and Interior
As far as its exterior design is concerned, this redesigned model will retain its familiar boxy and sturdy appearance. However, only minimal changes will take place on its outer part. This new model’s headlights are said to be a bit smaller than those of the outgoing model, but they will offer great illumination. As for the fog lights, they will not only be redesigned, but their size will be increased unlike the head lights. The company logo will be placed in the middle of the new model’s redesigned grille. The bumper will be large than in the outgoing model. To increase its stability, this model will be equipped with large and powerful wheels. The redesigned 2016 Nissan Xterra will come in new dimensions of 178.7 inches in length, 72.8 inches in width and 74.9 inches in height.
Its level of comfort will be greatly enhanced. Its dashboard will be perfectly organized and it will contain various features which are vital for safe driving. Its centre console will consist of high technological features including a 4.3 inches LCD screen, a 5.8 inches touch screen, Bluetooth and USB ports, Pandora Link Support system, air conditioning system, keyless entry, six airbags, navigation system, anti-lock brakes, rear camera, cruise control and AM/FM/CD player. Its cabin space will also be increased to enhance the occupants’ comfort level. Even the seats will also be refreshed by wrapping them n comfy and high quality material.
2016 Nissan Xterra: Engine and Fuel Economy
2016 Nissan Xterra will feature a powerful drive train. Its manufactures have opted to go for the verified 4.0 liter V6 engine. This engine is capable of delivering 261 horsepower and 281 pounds-feet of torque. The 2016 Nissan Xterra will adopt two transmission variants namely the five speed automatic or the six speed manual transmission. Its fuel type is rumored to be diesel. An optional four wheel drive is also expected as well as standard front wheel drive. The new Xterra will be able to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about 7.7 seconds. As for its fuel consumption, it is rated at 16 mph city and 17 mph highway or 20 mph combined while using the all wheels drive mode.
2016 Nissan Xterra: Release Date, Price, Competitoros
2016 Nissan Xterra is expected to be unveiled in mid 2015 as a 2016 year model. Its price will range between $ 25 000 and $ 32 000. In regard to competition, the 2016 Nissan Xterra will face stiff competitors such as Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler and Toyota Land Cruiser.