Next-Generation Nissan Frontier Won’t Have Much In Common With The Navara

Nissan recently announced plans to build a new Frontier at its plant in Canton, Mississippi and new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming model.

According to a source who talked to Motor Trend, the truck won’t have much in common with the Navara that is sold in overseas markets. The publication reports the company is spending “serious dough” on the compact truck and it will likely be offered with an entry-level four-cylinder engine as well as an optional V6.

Nissan hinted at the possibility of a diesel-powered variant with the Frontier Diesel Runner concept which debuted at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The publication says a diesel model is still possible but believes it’s “not probable.”

This is a tad disappointing as the concept had a 2.8-liter four-cylinder Cummins diesel engine which produced around 200 hp (149 kW) and more than 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque. For comparison, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon can be equipped with a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine that develops 181 hp (135 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque.

There’s no word on when the Frontier will arrive but the magazine believes it could be introduced before the 2020 model year. If this occurs, the Frontier could be launched around the same time as the Ford Ranger.

Photo Gallery

  • Koole


  • Dylan Wentworth

    No diesel, no deal. Sorry.

    And 2 demerits for the tease.

  • flyfish

    Just don’t make it any bigger, if anything make it smaller. While everyone will compete with each other in the “Mid” sized arena, GM/Chevy, Ford, Toyota and now Jeep (Wrangler Scrambler), Nissan could do something truly unique. Also, let me have a chance to order a manual.

Mitsubishi Teases Engelberg SUV Again, Announces Euro-Spec L200 Too For Geneva

The Engelberg Tourer Concept, new-gen L200 and facelifted ASX are on Mitsubishi’s Geneva Show list.

Geely’s GE11 Global Electric Sedan Revealed In Official And Leaked Photos

The GE11 will debut in China in the first quarter of the year and later overseas too.

2020 Porsche 911 GT3: Take A Look At That Rear Wing

The Porsche 911 GT3 may get a 540 hp six-cylinder. Sounds like perfection.

Renault Details Geneva Show Stand, Will Bring New Clio, Twingo And Special Dacias

Renault will debut the new Clio and Twingo while Dacia has a new ‘Ultimate’ special edition.

Porsche Might Be Developing A Six-Cylinder Boxster For The Masses

The new Porsche Boxster may use a turbo four-cylinder but a sixer is coming.

Ferdinand Piëch’s Son Joins The Automotive World With Mark Zero Concept

Piëch’s Mark Zero Concept is an all-electric sports car with a modular platform.

German Prosecutors Target Daimler With New Diesel Probe

Germany’s transport ministry has already ordered Daimler to recall more than 200,000 cars in Germany.

VW CEO Says U.S. Tariffs Could Impact Profitability, Cost Them Up To $2.8 Billion

President Trump said that tariffs on European cars will be imposed if a new trade deal isn’t reached.

2020 Audi A5 Sportback Facelift Comes Out Of Its Hideout

The five-door A5 will get a similar mid-cycle facelift as the A4 family.

Lyft First Ride-Hailing Firm To Launch IPO In The Week Of March 18

Lyft expects to be valued at between $20 billion and $25 billion, although this might change due to market conditions.