2008 Nissan Qashqai, Xterra and Navara
We’ve just been invited to the launch of three all-new Nissan 4WD vehicles – the Qashqai compact crossover 4WD, the Xterra midsize five-door offroader and the Navara offroader pickup.
The vehicles will be launched on September 23rd in Dubai, alongside the all-new Altima. This probably means the pathetic X-Trail has been cancelled, although a redesigned X-Trail does exist in Europe already.
We’ll put up more details on these 4WDs once we know what engines and features they’re going to have for the GCC. All we know is that the Qashqai softroader possibly has a 141 hp 2.0-litre four-cylinder, while the Xterra and the Navara are offroaders based on the Pathfinder platform. The barebones Xterra also has the Pathfinder’s 270 hp 4.0-litre V6, while the Navara pickup, among other engines, has a 162 hp 2.5-litre four-cylinder.
Dubai’s Wheels magazine apparently got invited for a Nissan-sponsored trip to Jordan to test-drive all these trucks. Since we aren’t really journalists, we weren’t invited (and we honestly wouldn’t have gone anyway), but the Wheels article doesn’t really give much useful info other than how amazing Jordan is.