The Frontier is the American version of the Navara, a compact pick-up truck that offers a lot of versatility thanks to a nice selection of engines and also a very good looking body. The Nissan Frontier 2016 is finally going to use the brand new D23 series Navara chassis, meaning that it will be finally depart from the 10 year old platform and move to a more fuel efficient one. While Nissan hasn’t released much information about the new car, considering it will be based on the new model of the Navara we can also expect similar styling to that model as well. The 2016 Nissan Frontier diesel will be available with this upcoming model.
2016 Nissan Frontier redesign
The exterior of the 2016 Nissan Frontier is going to be identical to that of the D23 Navara, meaning it will offer a much curvier design with smoother lines and a more imposing front end. The grille is going to be bigger while the headlights are going to use LED as standard no matter the model of choice.
Just as we previously said, its interior will grow in terms of quality and size as well. The seats are going to be more comfortable and despite the low price of the model, even the base truck will not get an infotainment system, air conditioning and electric seats, all of which were optional extras on the previous car. The top end model will also receive a major update in terms of materials with better quality leather and even more comfortable seats.
Nissan Frontier 2016 specs
For the price however, the end result is going to be a more than decent car. The base engine is expected to be a 2.3-liter inline 4 diesel provided from the European model. This will give the Nissan Frontier 2016 a total of 150 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque which together with a 30 MPG average fuel consumption, it should be more than enough for people to prefer the Frontier. The top of the range engine is likely to be the 2.8 liter Cummins diesel with 200 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque which is going to offer similar fuel consumption to the EcoRam but at a much lower price. The old 4 liter petrol engine will also most likely be replaced with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4 engine or a 2.5-liter supercharged unit, both of them being able to top out at around 250 horsepower.
Release date and price of new 2016 Nissan Frontier
The most notable changes on the Nissan Frontier 2016 are most likely going to be under the hood, which on the current generation weren’t exactly the best in their respective class. On top of that, the interior will be made out of a lot better quality materials as well as it will have a nicer layout. The 2016 Nissan Frontier release date has been said to be at the end of 2015 when this truck will come with a base price of $18.000, making it the cheapest pickup truck out there.
More details: http://www.nissanusa.com/trucks/frontier