A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

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    A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    Article from Autoblog. https://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/14/...l-new-details/ The next-gen Frontier will be more pricey however, closing the doors to those who wants the basic version.
    The next-generation Nissan Frontier is poised to arrive in 2021, and through interviews with multiple sources we’ve been able to piece together a picture of what’s in store.

    Yes, Nissan has neglected its midsize pickup, and today, the company markets the Frontier as a value proposition. It’s cheaper than the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado. Those trucks have a whole lot more to offer in nearly every way, but they can also come in at prices encroaching on fullsize pickups. Nissan wants and should strive for more, says Stephanie Brinley, principal automotive analyst at IHS Markit.

    “It needs to adapt to some of the creature comforts and some of the technology, not because the other guys have them, but because consumers are indicating that they want them,” Brinley says.

    Our dealer sources (with knowledge of the product via Nissan) tell us the design is completely new, retaining next to nothing of the current Frontier. We’re told to expect an interpretation of the Warrior design seen on the new Titan. It’ll be squared-off, much more masculine and Titan-esque — the folks who described the truck to us say they’ve seen it at various closed-door Nissan events. This macho design language matches what other manufacturers (and Nissan) have aimed for with new pickups.

    We’ve previously heard that Nissan will use an updated version of the current Frontier’s platform for the new truck. However, other sources have said that it’s riding on a shortened and modified Titan chassis. We can’t definitively say which one it will be at this point, but the Titan is the new kid on the block. A new powertrain is also along for the ride. Nissan still sells the Frontier with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 4.0-liter V6 options. The four-cylinder can even be had with a five-speed manual transmission. A five-speed automatic is optional. None of this will make it into the 2021 Frontier. Instead, we’re told to expect a new 3.8-liter naturally aspirated V6 and nine-speed automatic transmission. The 3.8-liter displacement is the same as the GT-R’s displacement, but the two won’t be anything alike if Nissan ultimately uses the purported engine in the Frontier. We’d wager a guess that the nine-speed heading toward the Frontier is a version of the transmission that was recently adopted by the Titan. One source gave us a 300-horsepower estimate. Expect superior fuel economy and more towing/hauling capability thanks to the updated chassis and powertrain. We’re told that the new V6 is even more efficient than the outgoing four-cylinder truck.

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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    so NOTHING to make it "stand out" BUT enough "to stay in the game" - wonder where the CUMMINS 2.8L went?

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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    so NOTHING to make it "stand out" BUT enough "to stay in the game" - wonder where the CUMMINS 2.8L went?
    If the goal is low cost it could be a winner. As noted in the article, the competition is not cheap....

    Hopefully it looks better than the Titan.

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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    If the goal is low cost it could be a winner. As noted in the article, the competition is not cheap....
    Yep, trucks used to be cheap/utilitarian, not so much anymore. A current base truck is about $20k. Interested to see what direction they take with it. I kind of like the refreshed Titan that comes out in a few months.
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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    If it is anything like the Navara shown here: https://www.nissan-me.com/vehicles/new/navara.html it will be an improvement considering the dinosaur status of the current one.

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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    The Navara is rubbish

    For some reason comes equipped with a hinged chassis just behind the cab , dunno what the advantages of this may be

    Coil sprung rear doesnt give a better ride , is worse for towing and they still havent been able to get the load carrying/ride compromise right after about 4 revisions

    The 2.3L Twin Turbo looks good on paper but is just out gunned by Colorado and Ranger Diesels

    Honestly I hope you guys dont just get a Navara clone as its the worst offering on the market of the established brands
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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    If it is anything like the Navara shown here: https://www.nissan-me.com/vehicles/new/navara.html it will be an improvement considering the dinosaur status of the current one.
    Speaking of which, how is that Mercedes X-Potato thing doing?.Ws it ever released for the Euros?.

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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    So, is there going to be a Davy Crockett Edition?



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    Re: A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming

    ^^^ Ha! King of the wild Frontier. Well, the Navarro does look more wild than the current mundane Frontier.

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