If there’s one thing that Nissan Xterra stands for then, it would probably be versatility and virtuosity. Nissan has designed and developed this full-sized SUV is such context that it can cover various parameters with scrutiny.
These parameters would mainly be performance, visuals, efficiency and a premium driving enjoyment. Although all of these are the elements that make up a great vehicle, mastering them with every little nuance is not jest. So, summing it up will be the new 2018 Nissan Xterra as it is coming with significant improvements this time around. Several of these enhancements are going to serve as a boost for its versatility.
2018 Nissan Xterra: Engine and Fuel Economy
Although there is no official confirmation from the company, several car experts have been able to manage some information. First off, a 4.0-liter DOHC engine has been expected to be used.
The output figures of this engine are likely to stay around 300 lb-ft of torque and 280 HP. A 6-speed automatic transmission system is likely to be incorporated into this upcoming Nissan Xterra. The amazing off-road SUV might also get a 3.7-liter engine. The V6 unit is really powerful, and can easily deliver 332 horsepower, which is more than enough for the impressive performance.
Several sources hold that base model will be coming with manual transmission and 2 wheel drive while the higher trim will feature automatic shifting and all-wheel drive configuration. Its expected mileage is likely to stand in the likes 19 mpg in city drive and 23 mpg on highways.
Exterior and Interior Changes and Features
The information about this upcoming 2018 Nissan Xterra is still vague. As changes are certain regarding its exterior visuals, its front fascia is expected to sport a refreshed look. The headlights might be given a new design with new stylistic elements.
Changes are definitely going to cast an influence over the grille as new design has been expected out of it. The bumper has also been suspected to get a new design. Its skid plate will be retained, and a new aggressive look may be projected on it.
Experts have suggested that the windscreen and hood are likely to remain the same with little or no modification. The edges of its side body will have plastic cladding. Expect some minimal changes in its rear fascia too.
Unfortunately, there’s only minimal information about the cabin of the upcoming 2018 Xterra. According to the suggestions made by experts, some tweaks will be done on the center console which will result in new arrangement of controls.
Most importantly, this cabin of 2018 Xterra is going to be much spacious than before as the company might even consider presenting a new ergonomic arrangement for the seats. Other than this, new bi-spoke steering wheel might be used.
The infotainment system is going to see some improvements with new upgrades. This is also going to include the latest satellite navigation system. Improvements can be made over the audio system too and not to forget the safety features.
Price Range and Release Date
The base model is going to be priced around $24,100, and its higher trims are going to cost around $30,900. Although there’s no word on the official release date of this 2018 Nissan Xterra, it is expected to come out in late 2017.