Nissan Xterra to keep going as body-on-frame SUV, Pathfinder becomes crossover

Recently there has been a bit of concern over the fact that the next Nissan Pathfinder will be a car-based crossover i.e. not a proper off roader.

Nissan might also be off their rocker in thinking that their Frontier will be serious competition for the Chevy Colorado and Toyota ‘taco when the Ford Ranger goes away, but there is this: Nissan engineers say that the next Nissan Xterra will be a body on truck frame SUV.

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Back when the Xtrerra came out, Nissan did not produce the Rogue and so they didn’t have a direct competitor for the Toyota Rav4/Highlander (shopping car) crowd, but now they do.

– By: Sawyer Sutton

Source: CARandDRIVER