The Frontier has been around since 2004 with nearly imperceptible changes beyond a small facelift for the 2011 model year. A spartan interior and bare-bones powertrain make the existing truck feel old, yet somehow lovely in its timeless style. Nonetheless, time marches on and the next Frontier is headed our method. Paradoxically enough, Nissan already has its next version of the Frontier. It’s called the NP300 Navara and has actually been on sale given that the 2015 model year. Of course, the Navara isn’t really’ offered in the U.S., however nations around the world enjoy its larger size, contemporary visual appeals, and car-like interior. The U.S.-spec Frontier is the last hold-out for the second-generation body.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier will be available in 2 cab setups, the smaller sized King Cab and the larger Double Cab. Up front, the chrome grille gets brand-new horizontal inserts, while more chrome is added to the lower fascia around the license plate. Remodelled fog light installs completed in dark chrome includes some depth to the style. Easily accessible tow hooks and a brief air dam give the Frontier immediate off-road cred. Around back, the Frontier will feature Nissan’s assisted tailgate and backup electronic camera. It’s possible the very same scalloped tailgate style will move to the U.S. Frontier, along with the taillight styling. We do anticipate Nissan to give the Frontier a traditional step bumper with a trailer drawback receiver and integrated circuitry connections coming additionally.
Unlike the outdoors, the interior’s style is where Nissan will likely make changes. The Navara’s cabin is very car-like, looking like it was taken from a Sentra. Looking at the Titan XD for inspiration, the Frontier should have bigger knobs, somewhat larger buttons, and a four-spoke wheel. However, the Navara’s interior could make a seamless transition into the Frontier. The 2018 Nissan Frontier will likely come standard with front bucket seats, spit by a center console. Rear seats in the King Cab will be small dive seats that fold from the rear bulkhead. Double Cab rear seating will be a lot more comfy thanks to more legroom and a standard three-person bench seat. Anticipate there to be freight storage under the bench.
It’s difficult to state what Nissan has up its sleeve for the next-generation Frontier. Going on the Navara’s engine lineup, the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder could return, revamped with more horse power and torque, in addition to better fuel performance. It’s extremely skeptical Nissan would offer the 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel Stateside, That’s not a bad thing, nevertheless, as Nissan could utilize its collaboration with Cummins to produce a U.S.-specific diesel engine for the Frontier. In reality, Nissan did just that in 2014 with an idea Frontier utilizing a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel.
Costs are ensured to rise over the present generation Frontier, however by what does it cost? is unknown. The 2015 Frontier begins at $18,290 for a King Cab in the base S trim. Selecting the range-topping SV trim with the Double Cab presses the starting price to $25,680, before choices. The 2018 Nissan Frontier will likely start around $19,500 for the base trim and $28,000 for the SV in Double Cab kind. Nissan has not yet announced a release date for the 2018 Frontier. Based upon production price quotes, we presently anticipate an on-sale date in this years.