The Frontier has actually been around since 2004 with nearly imperceptible changes beyond a minor facelift for the 2011 model year. A spartan interior and bare-bones powertrain make the current truck feel old, yet in some way charming in its timeless design. Nevertheless, time marches on and the next Frontier is headed our way. Paradoxically enough, Nissan already has its next variation of the Frontier. It’s called the NP300 Navara and has actually been on sale since the 2015 model year. Naturally, the Navara isn’t’ used in the U.S., however countries around the world enjoy its bigger size, modern-day visual appeals, and car-like interior. The U.S.-spec Frontier is the last hold-out for the second-generation body.
2018 Nissan Frontier Exterior
The 2018 Nissan Frontier will come in two cab setups, the smaller sized King Cab and the larger Double Cab. Up front, the chrome grille gets brand-new horizontal inserts, while more chrome is contributed to the lower fascia around the license plate. Revamped fog light installs completed in dark chrome includes some depth to the style. Quickly accessible tow hooks and a short air dam offer the Frontier immediate off-road cred. Around back, the Frontier will feature Nissan’s assisted tailgate and backup camera. It’s possible the exact same scalloped tailgate style will move to the United States Frontier, in addition to the taillight styling. We do anticipate Nissan to offer the Frontier a standard step bumper with a trailer drawback receiver and integrated electrical wiring connections coming additionally.
2018 Nissan Frontier Interior
Unlike the outside, the interior’s design is where Nissan will likely make changes. The Navara’s cabin is really car-like, appearing like it was taken from a Sentra. Taking a look at the Titan XD for inspiration, the Frontier ought to have bigger knobs, a little larger buttons, and a four-spoke steering wheel. However, the Navara’s interior might make a smooth transition into the Frontier. The 2018 Nissan Frontier will likely come standard with front pail seats, spit by a center console. Rear seats in the King Cab will be little dive seats that fold from the rear bulkhead. Double Cab back seating will be far more comfortable thanks to more legroom and a standard three-person bench seat. Anticipate there to be cargo storage under the bench.
2018 Nissan Frontier Engine
It’s tough to say what Nissan has up its sleeve for the next-generation Frontier. Going on the Navara’s engine lineup, the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder could return, revamped with more horsepower and torque, along with much better fuel efficiency. It’s extremely skeptical Nissan would provide the 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel Stateside, That’s not a bad thing, however, as Nissan might leverage its collaboration with Cummins to produce a U.S.-specific diesel engine for the Frontier. In reality, Nissan did just that in 2014 with a concept Frontier utilizing a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel.
2018 Nissan Frontier Price and Release Date
Prices are guaranteed to rise over the current generation Frontier, however by what does it cost? is unknown. The 2015 Frontier starts at $18,290 for a King Cab in the base S trim. Selecting the range-topping SV trim with the Double Cab pushes the beginning rate to $25,680, prior to alternatives. The 2018 Nissan Frontier will likely begin around $19,500 for the base trim and $28,000 for the SV in Double Cab form. Nissan has not yet announced a release date for the 2018 Frontier. Based upon production estimates, we currently anticipate an on-sale date in this years.