Nissan Xterra

The Nissan Xterra is a Japanese compact and mid-size SUV manufactured by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. since 1999. In total, two generations of the model are known. The name of the model contains a phrase literally translated as “unknown land”. The car is built on the Nissan F-Alpha platform. The car was assembled in the USA, Brazil and China. In 2015, the manufacturer announced the termination of the production of cars. However, in China, the 2nd generation model is still being produced.

Nissan Xterra, 1st generation, 1999–2004

First generation Nissan Xterra, 1999–2004
The Nissan Xterra compact SUV, which debuted in 1999, was aimed at the American market and positioned as an adventure car.

The car was designed on the frame chassis of the Navara / Frontier pickup truck. The base model was equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (143 hp) and a manual transmission. A version with a V6 3.3 engine (160–170 hp) could be purchased with both a manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission. Drive – rear or plug-in full.

In 2002, Nissan Xterra was upgraded: in addition to the V6 power increased to 180 hp, a car appeared with a supercharged version of the same engine, developing 210 hp. Also, the car received an updated appearance, redrawn front panel and new instruments.

SUVs for the United States were produced at a plant in Tennessee, and in Brazil they made a version for the local market, equipped with a 2.8-liter turbodiesel (132–140 hp). In China, an SUV similar in design was made under the name Nissan Paladin, and in Iran under the name Nissan Roniz.

Production of the first generation model in the USA continued until 2004, in Brazil until 2007.

Nissan Xterra, 2nd generation, 2005–2015

Second generation Nissan Xterra, 2005–2015
The second generation of the model entered the assembly line in 2005, the car was offered in the markets of the USA, Canada and Mexico.

The Nissan Xterra was still based on the frame platform of a pickup truck, but the car became larger than its predecessor and received a new power unit. The SUV was equipped with a V6 4.0 petrol engine with a capacity of 265 hp in combination with a six-speed manual transmission or a five-speed automatic transmission. Drive – rear or plug-in full.

In 2008, the company restyled the model, and in 2012, production was moved from a plant in Tennessee to an enterprise in Mississippi. The release of Xterra continued until 2015.

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