This Could Be Nissan's Next New SUV in America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Photos of the new Nissan Terra for the Chinese market have leaked ahead of the SUV’s official debut.

In China, the Terra will replace the existing Paladin, which is the Xterra in other markets. The new mid-size SUV rides on the same underpinnings as the NP300 Navara pickup truck, which means it’s a true body-on-frame SUV. As a seven-seater model, the Terra would actually fit in Nissan’s North American lineup, although the company has yet to confirm it will head to other markets. In China, it will be powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 183 horsepower, according to Motor Authority.

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What makes the SUV so interesting is that the Navara was previously sold in North America under the Frontier badge. Nissan has confirmed a new Frontier is coming and it will be built in the U.S., which means an SUV spawned from the new pickup isn’t that crazy of an idea. It is believed the next-generation Frontier will be closely related to the Navara pickup.

The Nissan Xterra was last sold in the U.S. as a 2015 model year, so it will be interesting to see if the Japanese automaker decides to revive the nameplate.

[Source: Motor Authority]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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