Solidifying its strong presence in the SUV market, Nissan today unveiled the all-new 2021 Nissan X-Terra in the Middle East via a virtual event that was live broadcasted on YouTube.
The tough yet sophisticated vehicle promises to be an ideal partner for customers seeking exciting outdoor adventures, and the launch also takes forward the Nissan Next transformation journey, which began earlier this year with the global launch of the Nissan Ariya and continued with the unveiling of the Nissan Z Proto in September.
Built on 70 years of unmatched Nissan SUV expertise, the all-new Nissan X-Terra 2021 reflects the evolution of four-wheel adventure travel and a growing consumer desire for connection. It effortlessly combines impressive strength with bold new design and built-for-comfort roominess. Underlining this is breakthrough engineering and a suite of cutting-edge Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technologies to offer a superior driving experience and adventure-ready confidence for drivers to explore new places.
The all-new X-Terra delivers a robust four-wheel drive system, including a four-wheel lock, brake limited slip differential and electronic locking rear differential – while leading the class in interior room and comfort.
The SUV’s rugged frame facilitates its durability and practicality, while the future-forward aesthetics are exhibited in the quad LED projector lamps and a bold new V-motion grille. The revised rear and new LED taillights add to the all-new X-Terra’s athletic look, reflecting the Nissan Design team’s dynamic and modern philosophy.
The styling of the all-new X-Terra was developed at the Global Design studio in Japan. Nissan designers work for various projects side by side allowing them to inspire one another. At 4.9m in length, 1.9m in height and just over 2.1m in width – with a ground clearance of 243 mm – the X-Terra looks right at home next to its bigger sibling, the Patrol, and borrows some design elements. The front face resembles the 2021 Patrol with the powerful new V-motion grill, with its thick frame contrasting with the refined horizontal chrome bars within.
The proportions of the all-new X-Terra are strong and bold. The hood is tall and horizontal, the body is muscular, and the driver sits up high for a commanding road presence. The front bumper with its unique layers overlapping each other creates an overall protected, yet sophisticated feeling, and like its Patrol sibling, the rear bumper uses squared-off shapes to show that the all-new X-Terra is well protected.
Taking a closer look at the wheels, the titanium grade models will come equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the platinum grade will come with a set of 18-inch machine cut alloys. Chrome side steps and a chrome auto folding mirrors complement the overall look, alongside the fender vent and smart roof rail.
The all-new X-Terra will be available in seven exterior colors, including bright brown and burgundy. The upscale exterior is matched by premium black and light grey interior colors that add to the richness of the vehicle, along with a choice of cloth or leather seat fabrics, depending on the grade.
The instrument panel has a full-width horizontal design, with its movement stretching from door to door to emphasize the spaciousness of the cabin. The shapes are bold and strong yet finished in comfortable soft-touch materials. Drivers are treated to an upscale center console and dashboard with brilliant displays. The TFT also displays English and Arabic languages. Across the region, an 8-inch center display screen and infotainment system are standard for the Titanium grade, while a 9-inch infotainment system with navigation is available for the Platinum grade.
The all-new X-Terra provides seamless connectivity to your smartphone, equipped with go-to apps such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Passengers can keep all their gadgets powered up with wireless charging as well as USB ports including USB-C. Additionally, NissanConnect brings Bluetooth, navigation, voice recognition and more to the driving experience, while the Bose Premium Audio System takes advantage of the unique interior acoustics of the X-Terra to provide every passenger with the ultimate listening experience.
While it was important to make the all-new Nissan X-Terra look rugged, it was vital that the capability underneath the skin lived up to its design. It is indeed the most capable in its class in a number of categories including acceleration, while achieving a competitive fuel economy of 11.4km/L.
The all-new X-Terra is equipped with a versatile ladder-frame chassis, reinforced to give it greater rigidity for an authentic off-road drive. It also features a five-link coil spring rear suspension system and rigid rear-wheel axle, ensuring that comfort and convenience are not compromised by its strength and durability.
Mechanically, the newest of Nissan 2021 cars is based on a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 165 hp and 241 Nm of torque, connected to a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The all-new Nissan X-Terra 2021 goes on sale across the Middle East from December 2020 at a starting price of $27,200 exclusive of VAT.