Many things are happening in Nissan these days but car enthusiasts definitely expect to see this SUV in the near future. As you probably know, it has been in talks for several years and it looks like the day for its arrival has finally come, or it is about to come soon. According to the latest reports, this could happen already next year, and the new model would come as the 2021 Nissan Paladin.
At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. Still, most of the details are easy to predict, especially when it comes to base design characteristics. The new SUV will be based on the mid-size pickup Navara, which has been sold in many markets across the globe. The new model would be a three-row SUV, but an SUV that rides on a genuine body-on-frame platform, which promises strong off-road performances and a high level of utility. The popular pickup would also serve as inspiration for the styling.
Still, keep in mind that the officials are still quiet about this model, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Nissan Paladin Redesign
Base design characteristics are some of those things about the 2021 Nissan Paladin that are easy to predict. We are about to see a genuine body-on-frame SUV, which will share most of its parts with Nissan Navara. The internationally-popular truck will borrow the platform, though the new SUV is about to be shorter, in order to provide better maneuverability and driving characteristics. As we are talking about a model that will compete in the segment of mid-size SUVs, with models like Toyota 4Runner, the wheelbase should go somewhere between 110 and 115 inches. Another thing we expect to see some rework of the suspension, which would provide a more comfortable ride.
When it comes to the styling, the new model will certainly borrow a lot of sheet metal from the pickup sibling. This particularly refers to the front end, which should include the same face, as well as most of the sheet metal before the B-pillar. Still, keep in mind that 2021 Navara is about to receive a facelift, so the same changes should be applied to this model as well. Therefore, it’s still early to talk about the exact styling.
On the other side, the back part of the new 2021 Nissan Paladin will come in a typical SUV manner. Count on a typical boxy layout, which will provide lots of space in the cargo area and plenty of headroom in all rows.
One of the first things that come to mind about the 2021 Nissan Paladin is the number of seats. Without any doubts, this will be a three-row SUV, able to accommodate seven passengers. Of course, the third row will probably be tight on longer journeys, but should be spacious enough to accommodate youngsters. The cargo area should also provide some respectable numbers.
When it comes to the dashboard design, we presume that the new SUV would be rather practical than look fancy. We count on a similar approach we can find in Navara, though materials could be slightly finer. Also, we count on a little bit longer list of standard equipment, especially in terms of the latest tech goodies.
2021 Nissan Paladin Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, there are several possibilities for the 2021 Nissan Paladin. As many reports suggest that the new SUV will be offered in various parts of the world, we presume that Navara’s 2.3-liter turbodiesel will be under the hood in many versions. However, the North American model will certainly come with a larger gasoline unit under the hood. We expect that will be the company’s new 3.8-liter V6, which debuted in the current Frontier. The engine puts out around 310 horsepower and promises some pretty solid performances. We also count on a new 9-speed automatic transmission to be paired with this engine.
2021 Nissan Paladin Release Date and Price
Many reports suggest that the 2021 Nissan Paladin could arrive already in the next year. However, the company is still quiet about this model, so take this article with a reserve. If it arrives, we presume that base models would cost somewhere between 30.000 and 35.000 dollars.