Alright, this is not truly the, however the Frontier does have an equivalent twin elsewhere on the earth known as the Nissan Navara, and on Thursday, Nissan confirmed off the 2021 mannequin of that pickup truck for the primary time. We anticipate this can largely mirror the Frontier each time Nissan lastly decides to indicate it, even when this Professional-4X trim does not make it to America.
This truck proven is particularly for Thailand, and Nissan was mild on specifics, however the pickup wears a brand new design — and a much-needed one at that. The present Frontier’s been round for years now. The design picks up some acquainted cues we have seen throughout the automaker’s lineup within the headlights, the brand new operating mild signature and an even bigger grille. The rear retains it fairly conventional, however then once more, there’s not a lot you are able to do to actually change up the rear of a truck. Regardless, it seems recent, particularly with the smoked taillights on this Professional-4X trim.
Nissan did not dive into the mechanical specs however we already know the powertrain for the US, as a result of Nissan determined to drop the brand new engine within the outdated truck for the— Roadshow’s Craig Cole mentioned it is fairly a peach. It is a with 310 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque married to a nine-speed automated. The times of an inline-four engine and a handbook transmission are lengthy gone for the brand new Frontier. Nissan additionally highlighted a strengthened rear axle, elevated payload capability and a bigger mattress. A brand new steering rack is meant to make the truck extra maneuverable as effectively. We’ll have to attend for finer particulars till Nissan’s able to share extra.
Expertise is huge right here, although. Nissan highlighted a collection of energetic security expertise and driver-assist methods equivalent to a surround-view monitor and automated emergency braking. Within the US, positively anticipate these options, plus extra, maybe. The inside, total, nonetheless seems a tad dated, I’ve to say. We’ll must see, nevertheless, if issues differ for the US. They very effectively may.
Take into account this a wholesome first have a look at the truck. We hope to obtain extra particulars and a Frontier debut within the very close to future. To this point, it seems fairly good.