Japanese manufacturer brought back it well-known nameplate to the North America, and 2018 Nissan Frontier will continue to compete for the top position on the market. Original model came almost two decades ago. It was in production until 2004, when second generation came. When company released a third-generation model in 2014, many were surprised to see new truck offered only outside the North America. Only its European/Asian version was released, under the Navara name. Finally, after few years of brake, this great pickup truck is coming to North America, as 2017 Frontier. The 2018 Frontier will come in second year of production, and we don’t expect bigger changes.
2018 Nissan Frontier redesign and features
As we already mentioned, 2018 Nissan Frontier will be in the second year of production of new generation. So, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to 2017 model, which is coming with some smaller tweaks, compared to Navara. These changes mean some new design solutions, both in visual and mechanical aspect. Compared to international version, American model will come with some smaller design modifications, in order to meet U.S. safety and crash standards. Also, we will see some smaller visual changes, which will make 2018 Frontier look better. We could see these changes for the European version too, which should come facelifted. When it comes to interior, this model will come in classic truck manner. While some manufacturers try to make car-like cabins in their truck, this model will feature a cabin with rugged nature, with classic truck flavor.
2018 Nissan Frontier engine
When it is about engines, we expect several units in offer. Base engine will probably be company’s familiar 2.5 liter 4-cylinder unit. On the other side, large 4.0 liter V6 should be optional. This engine is well-known for its excellent quality and durability, but it is also thirsty. So, company will surely do some things on it to improve efficiency and overall performances. Also, there are some reports about diesel engine that should come for the North American market. It should be a 2.8 liter unit from Cummins. When it is about transmission, 2018 Nissan Frontier will have in offer both 6-speed manual and new 7-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Nissan Frontier release date and price
The 2018 Nissan Frontier will come somewhere late next year. Base model should go around 19.000 dollars.