New Nissan XTerra Leaked: This Is The New Navara-Based SUV

Nissan is getting ready to debut the SUV version of the NP300 Navara pickup truck but a pair of grainy photos spoiled the surprise.

This is apparently the new Nissan XTerra, Paladin or Pathfinder, depending on which market it’ll become available and unlike previous Navara-based SUVs, this time the company took the time to make it look a bit more different than the model it’s based on.

The front end now features wider headlights and what appears to be a different bumper and hood while the differences continue towards the rear, ditching the hardtop pickup truck look of its predecessors for a more modern SUV style.

The images come courtesy of the Chinese auto.syd.com and burlappcar, showing both ends of the new Nissan body-on-frame SUV.

The cabin is expected to be big enough for seven passengers while the 2.3-liter dCi turbodiesel engine will be carried over from the Navara, paired either to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The new Nissan XTerra is expected to be launched initially in Asia, with more regions to follow at a later date.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Eunos

    It doesn’t look that bad.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    If this was the Pathfinder, I’d be fine.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      it is, in the US.

      • pjl35

        No…the Pathfinder is now unibody and a cross-over, not truck-based.

        • john1168

          and the Pathfinder has a CVT whereas this has a 6 or 7 speed manual/automatic transmission.

      • Tumbi Mtika

        What?
        The current US Pathfinder is FWD Unibody. This is RWD Body-On-Frame.

      • dsulli37

        You’re wrong, carguy

  • I’mCallingYouOut

    It’s definitely the best looking Nissan in a while, but I don’t think it captures the magic of the original. It was so new and fresh back in it’s heyday.

  • Anonymouse

    The battle of the PPV’s is just getting started! Philippines and Australia is waiting for your arrival!

  • Nordschleife

    To be in under the XTerra name it looks a little soft. But for a Pathfinder. I dig it.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      It is a Pathfinder in some markets, for example US. X-Terra is no more in the US.

      • pjl35

        again, incorrect. see reply above.

        • no25

          Literally read the article. It says it’ll be called the Pathfinder in the US. Just because the Pathfinder is a crossover now doesnt mean it can’t go back to its old roots.

          • pjl35

            Literally re-read the article again yourself. There are no references to the United States in it AT ALL or discussion about it being the next-gen Pathfinder here.

          • Six Thousand Times

            Probably best if you steer clear of “literally.”

  • SteersUright

    Always loved the Xterra, hope they do bring it back and it looks way more rugged than this weird thing.

  • Mark S

    With Nissan putting a Bunch of $ into a New U.S. Frontier that will be different from the Navarra any U.S. Xterra will likely be off of that. This would male a good Pathfinder.

    • dsulli37

      Won’t happen

  • What will the Mercedes variant be called?

  • Six Thousand Times

    Looks promising. Sadly, we’ll sit this one out in North America. They may see it in Mexico.

  • dolsh

    Now that Acura has gone and un-uglied their front ends, I think it’s time for Nissan to follow.

  • Dorick McXeyo

    Really hope this is NOT the body design for a new Xterra. In the famous words of Homer J. Simpson, a famed car designer himself…… “boring.”

    I bought 3 Xterra’s over the years because they looked like a true adventure SUV and they were tough as hell.

Purple Carbon Fiber Koenigsegg Regera Is Truly A Sight To Behold

The Regera is powered by a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 engine and three electric motors for a total output of 1,500 HP.

Toyota Says Its Cars Aren’t In Need For Speed Heat Because Game Promotes “Illegal Street Racing”

Gamers can enjoy Toyota’s various models on Gran Turismo Sport however.

Hyundai 45 EV Concept Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt

The concept previews Hyundai’s future styling language for electric vehicles.

2020 Toyota Supra Pumped Up To 528 WHP, Tuner Claims It Has Lots More To Give

DME strapped the tuned Supra to the dyno and suggested that even more impressive upgrades will come.

Opel Teases A Mysterious New Model For Frankfurt

The model appears to be a concept in the same vein as the GT and GT X.

Waymo Taking Its Autonomous Prototypes To Florida For Hurricane Season Testing

Waymo says heavy rain represents a unique challenge to developing sensors for its autonomous driving systems .

The Most Satisfying Automotive Brand In America Is Lexus

Lexus narrowly beat out Mercedes to take the top spot in ACSI’s study.

Police Looking For Driver Who Drove With Naked Woman On Back Of Ferrari

The driver could be facing a fine of $556.

Bentley Bentayga Going Under The Knife, Facelifted Model Should Echo The New Flying Spur

Besides the updated styling, the crossover could have an upgraded 6.0-liter W12 engine with 626 hp.

California Investigating If Care By Volvo Subscription Breaches Franchise Laws

The California New Car Dealers Association says the program also violates consumer protection legislation.