Competition in the SUV segment is getting only heated up with time. While many carmakers are revamping their existing models, some are also thinking of introducing old-time favorites in a new form. That is why Nissan, the Japanese giant has plans to unleash a revamped version of its popular SUV Xterra. It was based on the company’s successful F-Alpha platform. The Nissan Xterra 2017 will be sold in three versions, namely- , X, S, and PRO-4X.
2017 Nissan Xterra – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
To give the SUV enough punch to take on rivals better, the Xterra 2017 has gone for an aggressive design overhaul. It still looks somewhat boxy but touches of refinement in design are quite evident. The wheels are also likely to be bigger. The lights have also been enhanced with bright fog lights. Even the front grille bearing Nissan logo will be a tad larger in size. There is a new roof rack sitting on its top.
The interior of the 2017 Nissan Xterra is likely to be quite lavish and well designed. The amenities include Bluetooth / USB connectivity, Pandora Link support, 5.8 inch LCD display. There are spacious and soft leather seats. Thanks to its dual-zone automatic climate control, you need not bother about the temperature outside! The dashboard has also been revamped to gel with the sleek and stylish look of its interior. Its cabin is spacious and cargo space is also decent. The SUV can accommodate up to 5 persons comfortably. As far as safety goes, the 2017 Nissan Xterra does not leave much room for grudges. It comes with features like cruise control system, antilock brake system, rear cams, and airbags. The PRO-4X variant gets additional safety features like hill start assist, Hill descent control and off-road performance shock absorbers. For entertainment buffs and geeks, there is the Nissan Connect infotainment system.
2017 Nissan Xterra – Powerful Engine and Performance
Inside the hood of the 2017 Nissan Xterra sits a powerful engine. The 2017 Xterra will be powered by a beefy 4.0-liters diesel V6 engine which generates an output of 261 hp. This engine enables the SUV to reach zero to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds approx. It is coupled with a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission unit, as per the news. Buyers get options for both AWD and FHD. The fuel economy, however, is not exactly stellar.
2017 Nissan Xterra – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
It is expected that the SUV will arrive in showrooms by the end of 2016. The price of base version will start at $ 23, 000. The top end version may cost close to $30000. Overall, the 2017 Nissan Xterra seems to be a decent SUV in its class. The revamp makes the car look trendy and sleeker than before. The safety features are also quite adequate. Inside the hood, the engine provides it enough juice to handle city and highway driving. However, the SUV still lacks enough compelling features to woo customers away from the German and US rivals. It is still a value for money SUV without any compelling factors to buy it over the other contenders.