The Nissan Xterra is an SUV built on the Nissan F-Alpha platform by Nissan Motors. It is based off the Nissan Frontier pickup and is named after the XTERRA off-road triathlon race series that Nissan sponsored from 1998 to 2006.
The Xterra was introduced in North America in the 2000 model year (1999 calendar year) and marketed using the tagline Everything you need, nothing you don't. Three distinguishing design cues have remained through every version of the Xterra: a distinctive raised rear roofline, a hump-backed rear gate, and unique rear door handles.
It was 2000 Motor Trend's Sport Utility of the Year as well as 2000 North American Truck of the Year. It also received 2006 Motor Trend's Truck Trend's Best Little-Guy SUV Award and 2009 4Wheeler Magazine's SUV of the Year, among many other awards.
Dongfeng Motors produces a Chinese version of the Xterra called the Oting. It is based on the first generation of the Xterra.