Nissan is discontinuing the Xterra at the end of 2015.
Nissan’s Jeep Wrangler competitor needs upgraded safety and emissions equipment to stay on the market and it seems the brand has decided that the investment is not worth it. This is mostly due to the Xterra’s declining sales, which fell by 7 percent last year to 16,505 units sold.
The Xterra has only received light updates since it went on sale back in 2005 and although it is commended for its tough body-on-frame design that makes it ideal for off-roading, it has been criticized for its poor fuel economy and unrefined driving dynamics.
The 2015 Xterra is now available at Nissan dealerships with some light upgrades including an updated infotainment unit and a new exterior paint option. Power comes from a 4.0-liter V6 with 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. The 2015 Xterra will start from $24,520 with a five-speed automatic transmission.
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