Although there hasn’t been any official confirmation whether 2024 Nissan Xterra would be making it into production, it doesn’t hurt to bring the rugged compact SUV with truck basis construction into the virtual world. At least, nobody is hurt, emotionally or financially, just to get the clearer ideas of how the future vehicle can look like.
The Current Facts
Crossovers, trucks, and SUVs are seriously dominating the North American car market. This has led to many of the automakers to be creative and serious about their next development. They are also expanding their offering segment by doubling up their standards and abilities. Due to the fact that some fans simply love their crossovers in milder sense and simple design, but others love the rugged constructions, these manufacturers have to come up with new ways constantly to meet both of those requirements.
Jeep has already their Cherokee and Compass, while Ford has their Escape and Bronco Sport. Mazda just joined the crowd with their CX-5 and the CX-50 especially for the US produced market. It’s only logical if Nissan starts to think, “Why not us? We should also start joining the crowd, even digitally and through the virtual concept.”
About the Xterra
Nissan Xterra had its own time; running for two generations for 15 years – from 2000 to 2015. This compact SUV is basically the original (Nissan) ride that was completely developed, conceived, and then produced in the US. Rumor has it that the new 2024 Nissan Xterra would be revived again, designed as the offroad-focused vehicle that would go together with the Rogue.
According to the rumor, the new Xterra would be coming with redesigned touchups, including impressive offroad abilities and digital improvements. There have been several rendering images of the Xterra, made by loyal fans, so they aren’t coming from Nissan themselves. If the plan is true, it’s likely that Xterra would be inspired by Frontier, and then placed within the lineups after the Rogue.
Appearance and Design
From the exterior area, the Xterra would definitely look tougher although it still retains the classic frame (with its on-frame construction). In terms of interior cabin, it will still look appealing and plush. Space is generous with comfortable vibe. Both the exterior and interior areas would be improved if the new Xterra is truly produced.
Powertrain and Performance
Considering that the new construction is based on Frontier, the powertrain may also be running on the same one offered for Frontier. It means that it would be coming with a V6 unit with 3.8 liter capacity, delivering 310 hp and auto 9 speed transmission. However, it’s possible that the V6 is actually the optional unit while the standard one is a four cylinder unit with 2.5 liter capacity.
Q and A
Q: What brands or variants will be the main competitors for Xterra if it ever makes it into production?
A: Although there is no confirmation, it’s highly likely that it will compete against Compass (from Jeep), Wrangler (from Jeep), CX-50 (from Mazda), and Bronco Sport (from Ford).
Q: How much would the Xterra cost?
A: Most likely around $30,000 as the starting price, but Nissan still needs to work on their calculation. Hopefully, the company is seriously reviving this line. Until then, we can only guess for 2024 Nissan Xterra.