The 2021 Nissan Frontier has been spotted on the road this week, carrying skinny, form-fitting camouflage that flatters a new design that heralds the pickup’s first complete redesign in a decade and a half.
Nissan has already confirmed a number of particulars of its redesigned 2021 Frontier pickup, even going as far as to tease its powertrain in the present (and shortly to be outgoing) mannequin, however the 2021 mannequin yr goes to be the actual deal: a ground-up redesign of a mannequin that has been relegated to a worth proposition after years of seemingly inert improvement.
That all modified over the previous yr, when Nissan confirmed its timeline for the Frontier’s substitute, and gave us a whopping preview of what’s in retailer for the new truck by introducing its new 3.8-liter, 310-horsepower V6 and 9-speed automated transmission in the current mannequin. It is now the strongest manufacturing facility engine obtainable in the midsize phase.
Thanks to Nissan’s personal teasers, we already had an honest concept of what the new Frontier would seem like. The entrance nostril not slopes downward when considered in profile, showing like most upright truck faces do as of late. Two proud twin strips of LED lighting convey it updated with a signature look, and the hood options a number of muscular traces. Viewed from the aspect like this, we’re getting Toyota Tacoma vibes from its blocky form and brawny traces.
Nissan has promised that the new Frontier will provide ranges of consolation and refinement already obtainable from the remainder of its U.S. opponents, and the firm even acknowledged that it might be time to supply a performance-oriented mannequin. The Frontier was initially anticipated as a 2021 mannequin with a launch occurring someday later this yr, and first deliveries anticipated round February of 2021. Whether the international well being disaster has altered that timeline stays to be seen, however we anticipate Nissan will wish to get the phrase out about its new truck as quickly as potential.