2019 Nissan Paladin is the name of the new SUV model of this Japanese car maker. His premiere will be held in April 2018. As things stand, the new Nissan SUV will be unveiled at a car show in China. Also, the Paladin SUV will be produced in China at the Zhengzhou Nissan JV plant. From that factory, the vehicle will also be exported to the markets of ASEAN, Middle East and Oceania.
It’s been known for some time that Nissan is preparing a new SUV. The new model is being prepared on the basis of the current Navara pickup model. The big success of the new generation of the Nissan NP300 Navara pickup model has accelerated the company’s earlier plans to offer this SUV model. Acknowledgment of the emergence of the new generation pickup Navara has arrived from the Mercedes-Benz company. Namely, Mercedes decided to base its pickup model on the NP300 Navarre.
The new project of this Japanese car maker has already begun to be implemented. This SUV will be directly based on the NP300 Navara pickup model. 2019 Nissan Paladin will have an identical look to the front part as well as a pickup model. The end of the vehicle will largely remind us of the previous generation of the Pathfinder model. This look of the rear part of the vehicle is also seen on truck-based SUV models from other car manufacturers. It is expected that the rear end of the vehicle will be similar to Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X and Chevrolet Trailblazer.
And in the interior of the vehicle, the influence of the NP300 Navara pickup model is noticeable. However, the new SUVs offer a higher level of equipment. Also, the higher level of quality of interior materials and better finishing, compared to pickup model. Certainly, the SUV version will offer greater comfort and greater functionality. Paladin SUV will be offered in versions with five and seven seats.
2019 Nissan Paladin Engines
For now, there is no official confirmation of the engine range. However, some of the engines are referred to as possible solutions. As a matter of fact, the Nissan Patrol is no longer available, it is expected that Paladin might replace it. Nissan Paladin will give Nissan a more affordable, diesel-powered and properly truck-based alternative to the V8 petrol-powered Patrol model currently on offer.
Under the hood of the new model, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine could be found, with 180 horsepower and 251 Nm of torque. Also, 2.3-liter turbo and bi-turbo diesel engines are mentioned.
As direct competitors in the market, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner expands.