Nissan relaunches the X-Terra in the Middle East as a three-row SUV, along with high-tech off-road features and a well-appointed interior.
The Nissan X-Terra SUV returns on the market for the first time since 2015, hoping to solidify Nissan’s place in the Middle East.
The new X-Terra is essentially a facelifted version of the Terra; a three-row SUV Nissan introduced in 2018. Notable design changes include revised LED front and rear lights and an updated front grille pattern.
Interestingly, the X-Terra features Zero Gravity seats in the first two rows, offering best-in-class comfort. Cabin noise is also reduced, thanks to the acoustic glass in the windshield and side windows.
Meanwhile, the redesigned dashboard features soft-touch material and boasts a 9-inch infotainment system with HDMI input. Hell, why don’t other manufacturers put HDMI inputs? It would be fun to play Nintendo Switch in your car, wouldn’t it?
Furthermore, the X-Terra has climate controls on the ceiling for 2nd and 3rd-row passengers. A pretty high-end trait for a regular SUV.
Driver-assist technology is also a big part of the X-Terra. Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Intelligent Driver Alertness, and Intelligent Emergency Braking are some new technology available with the Platinum variant.
Under the hood, the all-new X-Terra comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine pumping out 165 HP and 178 lb-ft of torque, connected to a seven-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
Overlanding and off-roading fans rejoice! Nissan even offers off-road kits with the X-Terra, but of course, it does, since the model will only sell in the Middle East. Hill descent assist and hill start assist systems are optional, along with an electronic-locking rear differential and brake limited-slip differential in the four-wheel-drive version. Moreover, the X-Terra uses the underpinnings of the Navara pickup truck, adding to the off-road credentials.
Customers not interested in off-roading can select the two-wheel-drive for all trims. However, the Platinum variant is available only in four-wheel drive. The all-new X-Terra will go on sale in December 2020 across all showrooms in the Middle East. It remains to see if Nissan decides to bring the X-Terra overseas, but we wouldn’t keep our hopes high.