This stunning Nissan’s SUV always had a great reputation. Now, its newest model, 2016 Nissan Xterra, is about to come very soon and with many improvements.
Interior and exterior improvements and redesign
Nissan Xterra has always been a model with very powerful look. Nissan’s engineers didn’t have any reasons to change this already great model, but imagine, they have, and now it is coming almost perfect. New 2016 Nissan Xterra will be even more powerful and aggressive than before. It will be built on the same Nissan F – Alpha platform like its predecessor. The most important and the biggest changes this great crossover is about to suffer are the changes made on its chassis and axle. So, the chassis will be powerful and the axle will be strong. This way the vehicle will be able to deal with the high pressure better than before. According to some sources, new 2016 Nissan Xterra will be heavier than its predecessor. Usually, newer models of the vehicles come lighter than its predecessors, but new Xterra is about to surprise us all. The roof of the vehicle will be larger than before. Also, redesigned will be headlights and fog lamps. Large fog lamps will give powerful light especially in low surface road. Headlights of the new 2016 Nissan Xterra will be also larger and improved with LED technology. The new mesh grille of the new 2016 Nissan Xterra will be smaller than before with Nissan’s emblem in the center of it. The dampers will stay unchanged, big and strong enough like before. Nissan’s engineers have also decided to raise the vehicle so it doesn’t hit the ground in off-road drive. Like the exterior, interior of this great SUV will be changed too, but it will keep some of its features unchanged. These unchanged features are: the 5.0 – inch color audio display, USB port, text messaging, Midrange Xterra S models, Nissan Connect with mobile applications, satellite radio, keyless entry, navigation system, anti-lock brakes and Bluetooth. The things that will be changed about the interior of the new 2015 Nissan Xterra are the new and improved seat covers and Pandora Link Support for Audio system. New 2016 Nissan Xterra will have six airbags and rear camera.
2016 Nissan Xterra powertrain
So far we know that under the chassis of this great and powerful crossover will probably be a 4.0 – liter V6 engine. This engine is the same as before and already proven. This power unit has ability to produce 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. This engine could increase fuel economy of the vehicle. Some rumors also say that there is one more engine option. This option is the Cummins diesel motor, but like we said, these are just rumors and speculations. New 2016 Nissan Xterra will share six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive will come as the standard, while the all-wheel drive will be optional. It will take only 8 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph. As for the fuel consumption, it will be 16 mph for the city and 17/20 mph for the highway (depending of the drive).
Release date and price
It is still unknown when the new 2016 Nissan Xterra will hit the showroom floors. According to some sources, this will happen in the second half of this year. Depending of the trim level, new 2016 Nissan Xterra will cost between $24,000 and $32.000. Competitors of this powerful crossover will be Jeep Wrangler, Toyota FJ Cruiser and Grand Cherokee.