There were some indications from the automaker that it could churn up the fresh new model 2018 Nissan Frontier. The recently Nissan Titan has been gathering many spotlights mainly because of rumors of its complete restyling. In the midst of this all, it seems that it is smaller sibling the Nissan Frontier has been forgotten. Tipsters say- ‘with the model undergoing updates in 2011 and its last complete remodeling occurring in 2004, this model does need some gussying up.’ The model was sold with the name of Nissan Navara outside the States and did manage to attain much success.
2018 Nissan Frontier – Design and Technology
The Frontier was a rugged, independent and highly capable model. Though it was not as appealing as some of other Nissan’s pickups, despite the odds, the earlier series of models did fare well in its 2005 respective segment.
However, this time around the automakers will be looking to set the records straight. This new 2018 Nissan Frontier model could be similar to the Navara, hosting a few tweaks here and there. However their os hint that this new model could come with a new engine configuration.
How does this model look from its periphery?
It has been over a decade when Nissan Frontier has undergone any significant changes. So the expectancy is that this time around the model may see a thorough cosmetic make-over. The Nissan has always had this label of producing muscle pick-ups, and hence a muscular profile could be on the cards for this new-gen Frontier.
The images of the 2018 Nissan Frontier have indicated an increase in the dimension of its back-end arches giving it a more beefed up appeal. Henceforth larger 75TR15/P235 wheels with a dimension of 17-18 inches are likely to come as standard for this model.
The frontal fascia will consist of a restyled grille with chrome embellishments. Its air-intakes will be horizontal in design and dead center exist the emblem. The lower end of the grille joins its front bumper and which has chrome finishes.
Its headlights will come with powerful DRL LED lights. The same goes for the fog lights which have also see some changes.
For its body construction, the lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber are the two options that will be put to usage in the 2018 Nissan Frontier. Moreover, backend- a larger bumper and a craggier skid plate may be seen.
Speaking overall- the exterior dimension of this newly –styled Nissan Frontier 2018 will increase see a slight increase in comparison to its previous model.
Its in-cab specifications
Continuing from the top, the tipsters say this increase in its exterior dimension will also lead to increase in the in-can space. Ample room will exist between the seats and passengers will find plenty of cargo space in the back-end. The dashboard of the 2018 Nissan Frontier will see some upgrades and will showcase a good combination of ruggedness and high functioning.
Each of its five seats will see perforated leather upholstery. Plus the same also applies its steering wheels. The driver-assist controllers will also see fresh arrangements as per reports of tipsters. A couple of AC vents is to sit astride to the new infotainment (speculations hold a 6-inch infotainment).
Overall, the in-cab appearance matches up to the impressiveness of its obvious appeal. Moreover, as per whatever images saw, this could be the best cabin yet in its respective segment.
What about its safety specs?
Well-being is again of high priority as in the case of Nissan Titan and other high-end pickups. Some of those safety specifications in the 2018 Nissan Frontier include-
- Traction Control
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Multi-Stage Air bags
- Speed Sensitive Power Steering
- Blind Spot Detection
- Disaster Auto-braking
- Predictive forward collision assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Reverse collision caution system
A slew of options will be available
The automakers will arrange for a plethora of personalization options. Moreover, each of those options will host its special accouterments.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier will come in options such as:
- Hood Protector
- Body Side Moldings
- Bed Tent
- Spare Tire Lock
- Trailer Tow Harness
- And Bedliner
Engine Options and Transmission
The engine is one of the main topics of discussion ever since hints of a new engine. Though there are no confirmations as of now officially, expectancy is that the model could have two different engine variants in the newest 2018 Nissan Frontier.
- The 1st option is likely to be a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine. Power outputs of this engine will be around 152 HP. This new engine will give out EPA ratings or around 20mpg, within the city, 23mpg on highways and 22mpg combined.
- The 2nd engine option which could be seen underneath the hood of this 2018 Nisan Frontier is a 4.0 Liter V6 engine. There were some discussions about this engine, and the automakers are most likely going to bring this into their new-gen Frontier.
The figures will see improvements as well, with 261 HP. The tipsters also said that this engine would host an impressive towing capacity- 6,800 lbs. (give or take).
Its transmission and drivetrain options…!
The belief is that 2018 Nissan Frontier will be available with both FWD and 4-WD drive options. Its new engine configurations will come with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission.
Also with all likelihood, the automakers will likely tune up both drive train options for adequate cornering. Plus the focus this time around is to upgrade low-speed mobility with the usage of power-steering assistance.
Base Price and Launch Date
The information is still under the curtains about both these aspects. However, tipsters believe that this new 2018 Nissan Frontier model will hit dealerships by either by the commencement of 2017 or 1st Q of 2018.
As for its price- the base price is likely to be around $19,500.
Its possible adversaries
This new-gen 2018 Nissan Frontier will face fierce competition in this upcoming market. Its biggest market completion include-
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