2018 Nissan Frontier will be totally redesigned, get diesel engine


Current generation Frontier is undoubtedly one of the most outdated pickup trucks on the market. Carrying almost a 10-year old Nissan design, along with archaic engines, it requires a total update, meaning generation change. In 2017 Nissan will busy to release a brand new Titan full-size pickup truck, while Frontier is still in the shadow. Sooner or later, it has to be updated, so we expected 2018 Nissan Frontier might be redesigned in a new stylistic way, similar to Navara pickup truck, unavailable in the US market.

2018 Nissan Frontier release date

Nissan is still silent, doesn’t reveal any official information regarding the release date of the next-generation Frontier. According to rumors, 2018 Nissan Frontier might be presented in the middle of 2017, though appeared on sale only at the beginning of 2018.

2018 Nissan Frontier release date: early 2018

2018 Nissan Frontier price

The pricing for the Frontier might be kept on nearly the same level, to be competitive for main rivals, such as Tacoma and Colorado. So, we expect the initial price for 2018 Frontier around $22,000.

2018 Nissan Frontier redesign

When will Nissan redesign the Frontier? Frontier 2018 is expected to be totally redesigned in the same way as NP300 Navara, debuted in 2015. It will feature smoother lines, V-shaped radiator grille, characterized for all recent Nissan vehicles. The front end will be only a little bit different from Navara, features new headlights, redesigned bumper with integrated fog lights. In profile, both pickups might be almost identical.

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2018 Nissan Frontier interior will double Navara’s, however, will have better trim quality. In this terms in higher trims, it will be similar to latest Murano. There might be a possibility that the 2018 Nissan Frontier interior will borrow some details from more advanced models.

There will be available a few models of the truck, 2018 Nissan Frontier crew cab and double cab (while single cab is unlikely to be available). 2018 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x edition is also possible.

2018 Nissan Frontier specs

The current generation Frontier has at least two engine options available to purchase. There are 2.5L four cylinder and 4-liter V6 naturally-aspirated gasoline engines. Both engines have been installed in Nissan cars since the mid-2000s, they are really outdated and could not meet future ecological and fuel efficiency standards. However, it is still unknown what engine will get the next-gen 2018 Frontier, we could only guess.

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Navara is equipped mainly with turbodiesels, which are still unpopular in the US. So, we could expect simple 2.5L I4 engine for the entry-level trim and 3.5L V6 for higher trims.

Nissan Frontier 2018 video

2018 Nissan Frontier diesel

In 2014 there was a Frontier prototype, equipped with turbocharged 4 cylinder diesel made by Cummins. However, it wasn’t going to production. Nissan is unlikely to give up their plans to dieselize its pickup truck range, especially since Titan is informed to have Cummins V8. However, the diesel choice is still questionable. We could get the answer along with the official presentation of the new Nissan Frontier 2018.

  • captaindash

    I don’t care how good it is. I would never buy something that ugly. It looks like a truck version of an entry level weekend warrior crossover.

  • Willie

    Will never buy another U.A.W. assembled pick-up truck or car! For me it’s Japanese name plate cars and trucks built in U.S.A. or Texas, wished Volkswagen would build a truck in the U.S. or Texas!

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  • Performance4.4
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  • Features4.5
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Updating the Frontier for 2018 model year might be a great option for Nissan to compete with its main rivals. 2018 Frontier is likely to get a whole new design and updated powertrains.

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