Xterra Launches With Available No-Cost Technology Package For Limited Time, Frontier Enhancements Include the Addition of a New PRO-4X Model Nissan North America, Inc. today revealed details of the 2009 Xterra sport utility vehicle and 2009 Frontier mid-size pickup, both of which receive numerous refinements for the new model year.  Both vehicles are scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealerships nationwide in mid-July 2008.

The 2009 Nissan Xterra, created as tough, essential gear for active outdoor enthusiasts, features a new front end appearance, new wheel designs, new Roof-Mounted Off-Road Lights built into the roof rack air dam (Xterra Off-Road models only), new seat materials and colors and new standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection.

For a limited time, beginning at the 2009 Xterra's sales launch in July, the content of the Technology Package – including an advanced Rockford Fosgate® audio system, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately, automatic transmission models only), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, steering wheel audio controls and auxiliary input jack – will be provided at no charge with every 2009 Xterra S, Off-Road or SE.

The 2009 Nissan Frontier, a no-compromise pickup forged with premium hardware, extraordinary power and off-road athleticism, continues to be a leader in the mid-size truck segment.  Improving its already impressive packaging, the 2009 Frontier gets updated with a new front fascia, grille and headlight design and new 16-inch and 18-inch wheels.  Additionally, a new PRO-4X off-road model is added, along with new Frontier Crew Cab LE/PRO-4X Value Truck Packages (VTP) that offer an array of popular optional equipment at a greater value than if purchased separately.  Other enhancements include a new center radio and HVAC stack (V6 models), new seat cloth for LE models and two new exterior colors – Red Brick and Navy Blue.

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About the 2009 Nissan Xterra

All 2009 Xterra models feature an advanced 4.0-liter DOHC V6 engine, rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, along with a rugged "F-Alpha" truck platform for adventure-ready performance.  The "F-Alpha" platform is shared with the full-size Nissan Titan pickup and Armada SUV.  Xterra is available with a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmissions and in a choice of part-time 4-wheel drive or 2-wheel drive.

Staying true to the original Xterra design concept of offering drivers "everything you need, and nothing you don't," Xterra provides a distinct "multi-flex" interior with an abundance of useable space, storage and convenience features – including an available Easy Clean cargo area, a tie-down channel system similar to the Utili-track™ system on the Titan and Frontier, 10 cargo hooks and a built-in first-aid kit.

While maintaining its "authentic" tough gear positioning, the 2009 Xterra also offers a range of advanced technologies, including Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately) and an 8-speaker Rockford Fosgate® audio system with subwoofer.

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