2018 Nissan Frontier Release Date, Specs and price
After more than a decade since its existence, the generation of Frontier finally gets the new updates. The news for the auto coming has actually been blown in around 2014 while its prototype was first unveiled in a diesel version. And now just after the all-new Titan has been launched, the company is now focusing on promoting the new 2018 Nissan Frontier. The outdated version of Frontier might be no longer competitive for the power and efficiency, thus, we are expecting there will be massive updates and improvements going to be highlighted to the new pickup truck.
The exterior styling of the new Frontier will share some similarities to the current Navara including the driving system, chassis and others. As for the platform, the new 2018 Nissan Frontier will be built up under the same metal of D23 Navara. Apart from any likeliness to the concept of Navara, the automaker has also prepared some modifications on the outer pickup truck design. It should come up in more aggressive and muscular bodywork. In the front end, we will see the redesigned bumper embedded with the revised V-shaped grille and slimmer headlights. The overall car dimension is rumored to be wider as well.
The details on the interior could not be revealed for now since no credible information is now available. However, it has been suggested the additional features on the safety and infotainment systems will remain the same but advanced in much better abilities. In addition, the higher trim level might also offer the high-end materials and equipment inside to guarantee the full comfort and security for the driver and passengers.
Some engine options have been included for the 2018 Nissan Frontier. The engine unit of a 2.5 liter naturally aspirated inline 4 petrol could be engaged for the base pickup truck. With the support of a direct injection, the current setup will provide the more power and better fuel efficiency. Another replacement of a 3.5 liter V6 Maxima with the output of 300 HP and 260 pound feet of torque could be selected as well. As for the diesel option, the engineer might likely use a 2.8 liter Cummins inline 4 or even a 2.3 liter twin-turbo inline 4 if no agreement with Cummins is taken. Along with the current drivetrain, the car could deliver the output of 190 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. The offerings of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic will be paired for the transmission system.
Based on the latest renderings, the exhibition for the new Frontier might take place around the middle of 2017 and start the sales in the beginning of 2018. To be competitive among its rivals such as Tacoma and Colorado, Nissan could possibly value the 2018 Nissan Frontier with the starting price at approximately $22,000.