The SUV market is on fire all over the world, and as a result we are witnessing the launch of innumerable impressive new SUV models across the various SUV segments. Not wanting to stay behind in competition, Japanese car maker Nissan is also busy working on its own SUV representatives. Nissan is currently working on a new SUV model that would go up against the likes of the popular Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest (Endeavour in India), and the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. As per the reports, this new SUV model will be based on the Nissan Navara pick-up truck.
This new upcoming Nissan SUV is expected to make its world debut at the 2018 Shanghai Motor Show. The all-new Nissan SUV model is also speculated to be christened as the Nissan Paladin, and like its market rivals would be based on a pick-up truck platform, which happens to be the Nissan Navara. However, the new model will be coming with a distinctive exterior design language to have an individual identity.
The all-new Nissan Paladin has been leaked out in a first set of spy pictures, which are currently doing the round on the internet confirming that such a SUV is really in the making and it is not just a speculation. The leaked images also offer a good look at the final design of the new SUV that is still being developed. Going by the leaked images, the upcoming Nissan SUV seems to be very alluring. It is expected to a 7-seater, three-row SUV model.
The upcoming new Nissan SUV will have a front fascia that is in keeping with the Nissan family of SUVs/crossovers. It will get a bold and large bumper, a wide air dam and stylish curvy headlight design. The side profile of the new SUV model flaunts a large glasshouse along with an upward sweep styling which is also found in the other global SUV models from the house of Nissan. The Japanese automaker has chosen to keep the new SUV’s rear design simple and neat. The vehicle has been endowed with wide horizontal tail lights and a sculpted tail gate along with a chrome trim on it. On the whole, the upcoming new Nissan Navara based SUV model will be come with a proper SUV stance and will be designed well to fight well with its highly established market rivals.
When the mechanical specifications are concerned, the new Nissan SUV will be coming packed with a 2.5 litre 4 cylinder engine which would get paired to a manual and automatic transmission gearbox options, similar to the Navara pick-up truck’s powertrain.
As per the speculations, this new SUV model is expected to be first launched in the car market of China. This might mean that the SUV will be equipped with a petrol engine option as well. When the Indian car market is concerned, there is yet no news about this new SUV being planned for the country. However, for the time being it is confirmed that the Nissan Kicks premium crossover will be launched in India in 2018.