Nissan dealers want Xterra to return to challenge Bronco, Wrangler

Rugged body on frame SUVs capable of going off road are popular once more, and Nissan doesn’t have any entrants except the big bucks Armada.

Nissan used to have plenty of body on frame SUVs in its range, including the Pathfinder and Xterra, but the Pathfinder has become a family friendly crossover and the Xterra was canceled in 2015.

Nissan’s US dealers are now arguing for a new Xterra, so the company can take advantage of the popularity of the Jeep Wrangler and the revived Ford Bronco.

The company has launched a new X-Terra (note the spelling) the Middle East, which is a refreshed Terra that’s based on the global Navara/Frontier pickup. The US Frontier is stilled based on the old platform and will be given a completely different design this year.