The Frontier is a mid-size pickup truck manufactured by Nissan, available in North America and competes against the likes of the best-selling Toyota Tacoma and the Ford Ranger.
Persistent rumors last year about Daimler AG using the Frontier platform as a base for their own pickup have been proven to be untrue, at least in the short-term; Mercedes-Benz aren’t using the platform and won’t be producing their own pickup truck.
Nissan started the redevelopment of the Frontier, right after it had finished the larger version, the Titan.
Not much is expected with the overall design, but significant changes are planned for under the hood.
2017 Nissan Frontier release date
Nissan are expected to finish testing shortly so that they can launch the redesigned pickup later this year – perhaps as late as December 2016.
Release date: late 2016
2017 Nissan Frontier diesel
Nissan have used a show car fitted with a diesel engine to gauge the public response; America hasn’t embraced the diesel quite like other places around the world (thanks mainly to low fuel prices). It seems that demand for the diesel engine pickup is high, so Nissan will be introducing a diesel powerplant with the model’s next release.
It is thought that Nissan will continue to use Cummins as their preferred diesel engine supplier.
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2017 Nissan Frontier prices
Prices for the updated model remain unchanged. The starting price of $18,290.
2017 Nissan Frontier redesign
The new Frontier pickup has been shown at various motoring shows, but with a bright, three color paint-job, translucent hood, carbon fiber engine cover, two-tone 16” alloys, matt silver front grille and aerodynamic rear cover.
The production model is thought to be much less extreme, insiders say it will resemble the 2016 Nissan Navara.
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2017 Nissan Frontier video review
2017 Nissan Frontier interior
We don’t have any confirmed specifications for the interior, bit what we do know is how the show car interior looked and compared to existing Nissan models.
Leather has been used throughout the Frontier, finished with a contrasting grey stitch. The dashboard and top corners of the seats have been finished with a carbon fiber effect plastic, and there were gauges for all sorts; boost pressure, oil pressure and coolant temperature. Perhaps these won’t be fitted as standard, but if Nissan are going to go head-to-head with Toyota, they may release a hot version like the TRD pickups.
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2017 Nissan Frontier engine
It is expected that the 2017 model will use a Cummins diesel engine; quite possibly the same fitted to the show car – 2.8 liter pushing out about 200 BHP which doesn’t sound like much, but the beauty of the diesel engine is the torque – this engine should produce about 350 lb/ft of torque from about 1500 RPM.
When combined with the 8 speed auto transmission, it should consume 35% less fuel than the 4.0 liter V6 engine fitted in the previous model.
This article about the 2017 Nissan Frontier has been prepared on the basis of rumors and speculations from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear.
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2017 Nissan Frontier pictures
|2017 Nissan Frontier (V6 Crewcab)|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection turbocharged diesel|
|Power/torque||200 hp; 350 lb-ft|
|Top speed||105 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: starting at $20,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado|