Nissan showed a peek at its full-size Armada and Titan "F-Alpha" platform blueprints for the all-new 2005 Xterra, making its world premier at the New York Auto Show. More is the word of the day, with more room, more power, and more utility. More room comes by way of a longer wheelbase and increased second-row headroom. More power comes from a 4.0-liter, normally aspirated V-6 with 250 ponies, and 270 lb-ft torque, which is mated to either a five-speed, electronically-controlled automatic, or a six-speed manual transmission. Bathed in mud, the Xterra's visage bespeaks of its sport/utility genes. This utility applies through to multi-flex cargo area, featuring easy-to-clean luggage space and an adjustable cargo-control channel system. Look for the Xterra in early 2005.