The all new 2018 Nissan Frontier is the next in line for the complete redesign and it will be released in a one or two year period. The work has already started and the U.S. has to be patient. Do you realize that Nissan Navara is the long awaited updated version of Nissan Frontier? It is not for the American market so everybody needs to stay calm and wait for it.
Since the release is over a year from now, we don’t have the official data, nor some spy photos, but we do have the facts. Nissan Frontier hasn’t been updated since 2004. The exterior, interior and engines are obsolete, and they are not for this time.
2018 Nissan Frontier Release Date And Price
The 2018 Nissan Frontier release date is scheduled for the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. The price is the another side of the same coin. 2018 Nissan Frontier price will defer from trim to trim, like in every single vehicle. That is natural.
Nissan will follow the past and current tradition of trim levels, which means that you can expect the 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab in S and SV trim levels; 2018 Nissan Frontier Double Cab in S, SV and SL trim levels and different combination of trim levels and engine options. That means that you will have to choose from SV and SL in four-cylinder and V6 variants.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab in the basic trim levels will cost minimum $19,800 while you will have to spend another 10 thousand dollars more for the Double Cab.
2018 Nissan Frontier Exterior
Only guidelines we have to create some kind of an image in our heads about the 2018 Nissan Frontier exterior is the design of the revised version of Nissan Navara and Nissan Titan. We have to find some middle ground in order to be objective in that matter.
Changes will come in details like the rear opening suicide doors behind the main doors when talking about the King Cab. The larger Double Cab will have only those four, more traditional doors with much easier access to the cab.
The front area will have some added chrome elements like the grille and lower fascia, between the air intakes. We don’t expect them to implement that menacing front shield like they have on the Titan, but it would be cool. It would add some military look to it.
The side steps are always a good idea as an option. They will have a larger number of styles to choose from. Far to the back, 2018 Nissan Frontier will have a rear camera with pre-collision function. We expect the cargo bed technology to be improved with in-bed cargo rails, LED lights and taillights, bed extenders, toolboxes and bed dividers.
2018 Nissan Frontier Interior
The 2018 Nissan Frontier interior will be copied from the Navara. Not everything will be the same, the dimensions of everything should be properly proportioned since this is a way bigger car. Expect bigger gauge cluster, bigger knobs and the most important thing – bigger touchscreen.
It will come with standard front bucket seats and a rear small jump seats that, foldable from the rear. The 2018 Nissan Frontier double cab is going to have more room in the back, and it will be much more comfortable with more leg room.
Upper trims are going to have a 360 camera view and all trims will come with a backup camera by default. The blind spot monitoring, automatic braking, lane departure warning and all other sensors are going to be an option.
2018 Nissan Frontier Engine
Very short list of engines needs to be changed for 2018 Nissan Frontier engine lineup. The old 2.5 and 4-liter dinosaurs are going to the past, where they belong. They will be replaced by the new naturally aspired 2.5 liters in-line 4 with direct injection and DOHC. That is the base version, upper trims are going to have 3.5 liter V6 which would be much better option to provide more than 290hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.
Other rumors say that the U.S. market will have two versions of diesel engines. A 2.3-liter twin-turbocharged diesel with 210hp and 360 lb-ft of torque and a Cummins 5.0 liter V8 Turbo Diesel. The second one has an output of 310hp and 555 lb-ft of torque which will be more than enough for the American taste.
The towing capacity is not certain, but it will be somewhere near 5500lbs. They have to make some additional tests, but that is what is projected for the future.
2018 Nissan Frontier Summary
Nissan Frontier is one of the most neglected models in the Nissan’s history. The design is so old, that you can freely call it an “old timer”. There were some updates, but nothing revolutionary. The designers were preoccupied with NissanTitan, so they didn’t have any time for “small things” like the new Frontier. And finally, the time for the new 2018 Nissan Frontier has come. Completely reimagined interior, exterior and drivetrain are going to bring this vehicle to the top of the food chain… at least it will be more recognizable and far more beautiful.