The third-generation Nissan Frontier pickup debuted in February 2021, but then only the top-end version of the Pro-4X was shown. Now the company has shared a photo of the initial model, which is devoid of some design features such as wheel arch extensions and a black radiator grille trim. The Frontier has been launched at Nissan’s Canton, Ohio plant and will be available to US dealers before the end of the summer.
The new Frontier will be offered with a naturally aspirated V6 3.8 engine producing 314 horsepower. A pair of the unit will be a nine-band automatic transmission. By default, the Pro-4X versions are equipped with all-wheel drive with a rigid front axle connection, simpler versions are equipped with rear-wheel drive.
The Frontier will be available with both a 3200mm wheelbase and an extended 3551mm wheelbase. Plus there will be three cab options: a one-and-a-half King Cab, a standard two-row Crew Cab, and an extended Crew Cab. The size of the loading platform varies from 1510 to 1860 millimeters. Earlier it was reported that the Frontier Pro-4X will receive Bilstein off-road shock absorbers, underbody protection and an electronically locked differential. A simplified version of this hardware will not be available.
At the same time, the next generation Frontier boasts a wide range of equipment. Depending on the configuration, the pickup is equipped with all-round cameras, a forward collision warning system and eight airbags, and is optionally offered with intelligent cruise control. Auxiliary functions include an emergency braking system with pedestrian recognition, a blind spot monitoring system, a lane keeping system and an automatic high beam.