The designers are released a 2017 Nissan Xterra model in the coming year. It is an attempt to keep the brand afloat and to manage to get a hump in the sales which are already dwindling and have not been as favorable recently. In fact the Xterra models have taken a big slump when it comes to sales in recent years and the model has constantly been surpassed by some modern and more sophisticated vehicles. This update may try to solve some problems and keep the SUV competitive but we are not really sure if it will do the trick.
The original Nissan Xterra model was introduced in 1999 and was a traditional SUV model with off-road capabilities and was using the conventional body-on frame built. These characteristics alone were enough to keep your SUV a competitive one back in the day and the Xterra really was among the best cars in the segment. The Xterra was also a better choices compared to Pathfinder models which were top at the time and also made some innovations by using a pick up platform borrowing from the Frontier model.
But it all came to a holt once the demands of the market have changed and the SUV segment now demands so modernistic and comfortable car, leaving no room for the recent Nissan Terri models. This has prompted Nissan to make perhaps one last push and an attempt to keep the brand competitive by introducing an updated version for the 2017 model year. Our review will show you what are the recent changes introduced for the new model.
Exterior Redesign for the 2017 Nissan Xterra
The redesign for the 2017 Nissan Xterra is going to differ a little bit compared to the outgoing model. Yet those changes are not going to be firm and we do not get a whole lot of them. The model is mainly being updated and not redesigned so the conventional SUV users will still be happy but this will perhaps not be the case with the modern buyers.
The 2017 Nissan Xterra will retain its rugged properties and its off-road capability. They still manage to value ruggedness over comfort with this model and they are still using the same body-to-frame construction as before. The platform used for this model with now be taken from the F-Alpha platform truck. The carnages are still going to keep the Xterra slotted between the Murano and Rogue models in the Nissan lineup but with far more off-road capabilities. The car is good enough to compete against the Jeep Wrangler in some sense
Whether these changes enable the car to keep its position in the market remains to be seen but we cannot say that it will far favorable for the car. The changes might be appealing to some but others will still look for a more angular car and not such a robust SUV. We are perhaps looking at oen of the last Xterra models if things to not go their way.
Interior Reworking for the Car
The interior of the 2017 Nissan Xterra is still going to have a slew of contemporary features. The added gadgets for the inside are mainly going to follow the last update which saw a lot of things introduced inside the car. As the changes have mainly included technological upgrades, the 2017 version will feature the latest updates and software upgrades for the gadgets inside the car. Thus the car has the Nissan Connect system as standard and an infotainment system that includes Bluetooth, USB connection, Mobile Apps, Sirius XM satellite radio. To control everything there is a large 5.0-inch touchscreen display that you can use to get the necessary information of the car.
The interior will also have some great materials added as well. They are still not as great as some of the current top models in the segment and the masculinity of the vehicle is still the prime choice that they are going for here. The model is going to introduce a new color scheme on the inside and that way make the 2017 Nissan Xterra more likable. But it still cannot compare with the other SUV models in the segment in terms of comfort.
Under the hood of every 2017 Nissan Xterra model you will find the same engine variant. There are going to be X, S, and PRO-4X trim levels available and all of them are going to use a 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V-6 engine. The output of the car is thus measured at 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque and it comes with FWD, that use a five-speed automatic gearbox, and AWD models, which are paired with a six-speed manual transmission.
Release Date and Price
The sales for the 2017 Nissan Xterra are going to start next year. The release date has been established for the first quarter of 2017, pitting it most likely in March. The model is going to become available at all of its respective markets at the same time and the price is going to be somewhere between $23,000 and $30,000 which is largely going to depending on the trim which you chose.