Nissan is preparing for a serious updating of the Frontier model for the U.S. market. As reported by Argentinian Autoblog, citing sources close to the project, the pickup can obtain a modified chassis from Mercedes-Benz X-Class.
Based on X-Class, like Frontier, is based on the platform of Nissan Navara. However, if the Japanese pickup truck she got almost no change for a premium German model “truck” is significantly modified. In particular, X-Class received an upgraded suspension. According to journalists, the development of the Mercedes-Benz engineers could be relocated to the updated Nissan Frontier.
In this case Frontier will maintain and continue the power unit (V6 volume of 3.6 liters), and the overall structure of the body, and the design of the exterior and interior will undergo significant changes. Details on the new pickup will be available closer to the premiere, which will take place over the next year. In the meantime, the company has shared only a teaser news, which you can see only its outline.
Nissan Frontier with strong demand in the United States. So, for 2018 has sold 79 million copies, and in 2019 – more than 72 thousand. For the first half of this year, the American dealers have implemented more than 19 thousand pickups.
As for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, then it was discontinued. Pickup sacked after just a few years since the release, with no prospect of emergence of the second generation and successor. One of the reasons for this decision was cost reduction due to stop of production of cars in the Daimler factory in Barcelona.