It seems like we are getting closer to the return of Nissan Xterra. Well, we could get it under a different name, but the idea will be the same. It will be truck-based crossover whose main purpose will be an off-road drive. We could see the concept of 2019 Nissan Paladin, which is coming for the Chinese market at the beginning. Later on, we are going to see it in other countries and regions, as Paladin or Xterra.
The crossover is going to share a lot of in common with Nissan Navara truck. This compact pickup is one of the most versatile models on the market. Its advantages will be very useful for 2019 Nissan Paladin. We assume the company is carrying over the engine, towing capability, durability, and reliability of Navara. All in all, the new player is at the door of SUV segment.
2019 Nissan Paladin Launch Details
Nissan wants a bigger share of the market. Well, all companies have a similar thinking. The crossover segment is the most popular and the fastest growing at the same time. It leaves room for developing new models. Innovations lead to new classes, purposes, and sizes. The 2019 Nissan Paladin is taking a place in an off-road spot. Nissan has few other capable SUVs, but the new one is going to achieve much better results and deliver more comfort and fun at tough terrains.
2019 Nissan Paladin Debuting in China, Coming to Other Parts of the World
It is not by chance that Chinese fans are getting 2019 Nissan Paladin. Soon, the vehicle is going to be available in other markets. As the crossover class is growing, the same we can see with Chinese automotive market. Combining these two is very interesting to many companies. So, Nissan is not making an exception, so the new 2019 Paladin will be there as well.
2019 Nissan Paladin Specs
The first information is saying that 2019 Nissan Paladin will benefit from a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine. An alternative is a diesel unit. Both of them we can find in Nissan Navara, so that is one of the main relationships between the SUV and the truck. Whatsoever, specs will be slightly different, although powertrains are delivering the same amount of power and torque.
From the petrol engine, we can expect around 180 hp or 135 kW of power. However, as for Navara, the 2019 Nissan Paladin will be more popular in diesel variant. A 2.3-liter unit is good for the similar amount of power but adds much more torque – 450 Nm. These numbers are good for fuel economy of around 6.5 l/100 km for the truck. With fewer pounds in its body, Paladin is going to be fuel-friendlier than its pickup sibling.
2019 Nissan Paladin an Off-Road SUV
The 2019 Nissan Paladin is getting plenty of additional options. However, the most exciting features will be these added to get the better off-road experience. From distinctive details to unique tuning, Paladin should be the real competitor to Toyota 4Runner. First of all, there is a 4×4 drive system. Underbody protection includes skid plates and side steps made of steel. Coil springs are tuned to boost the performance.
The first rumors are informing that 2019 Nissan Paladin is going to be 192 inches long. It is more than 20 inches shorter than Navara. It is also narrower and lower than its truck sibling. Paladin is going to be 73.5 inches wide and 72 inches tall. Wheelbase is 112 inches long. Nine inches of ground clearance we can find on Nissan Navara won’t be harmed for 2019 Paladin. The SUV can take up to seven passengers, and it will have a configuration for five as well.
2019 Nissan Paladin Release Date, US Debut
The 2019 Nissan Paladin will come to Chinese market very soon. At least, we can expect the debut. After that, market appearance is scheduled for late 2018. In 2019 we will know more about the presence of the Nissan Paladin in other markets. Also, it can appear in different countries under a different name. Xterra is the most popular and the most likely for the US.
Experts are pretty sure that 2019 Nissan Paladin is not going to cost more than $25,000. After discontinuation of Xterra, its spot was taken by Nissan Rogue. This crossover carries that price tag. The company will try to attract more buyers with a better price. Also, customers outside the US will get the slightly different model, and these are usually cheaper. More options, such as Off-Road Package, will boost the price over $30,000.