Nissan Xterra Says Goodbye After 15 Years On The Market: Officially Official

Nissan Motor Company has made the decision to pull the plug on the Nissan Xterra mid-size SUV following sub-par sales performance, even while the rest of the automaker’s lineup saw some impressive growth.

In fact, Autoblog reports that while Nissan’s US sales increased 4.6 percent to 792,642 units through July of this year, the Nissan Xterra sold just 8,114 units over that period, representing a drop of 25.1 percent since the previous year.

The current generation of the Nissan Xterra was introduced in 2005, when the SUV swelled from a compact to a mid-size SUV, and switched to the Frontier pickup‘s then-new F-Alpha platform. Its most recent facelift was back in 2009. While rumors had circulated since early this year that 2015 would prove to be the last model year for the Nissan Xterra SUV, this is the first official confirmation issued by the automaker.

The Nissan Xterra will not be replaced by some new model – at least, not in the near- or mid-term future. The vehicle was an objectively successful venture for the automaker, selling more than 750,000 units globally during its 15-year run.

Those still wanting a body-on-frame SUV from the Japanese automaker after this year will have to make do with the full-size Nissan Armada.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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