It is a good thing that the new 2018 Nissan Frontier is due for the upcoming production. It is high time that such a solid and sturdy vehicle gets a touch up in the design as well as the powertrain. After all, the company hasn’t made any updates or development in more than 10 years. So, good and refreshing things should be expected from this line.
The Frontier has been considered one of the best vehicles in the market – considering the rugged design (which is pretty stylish, actually) with the powerful engine and impressive performance. The sales number hasn’t been disappointing since it was launched in 2005 – and without any development either. But the dormant activity in the design has shown with the declining number of sales in the last few years. Nissan started to realize that they should do something about the new 2018 Nissan Frontier; otherwise, they will be left behind
If the new 2018 Nissan Frontier is going to be launched, it is possible that it will be using the same platform used by the Navara. It retains the good look and sturdy construction without compromising anything. For the construction, expect the powerful steel structure with unique car like system for the suspension. With this new platform, driving ability and comfort will improve without affecting the power and functionality.
Price and Release Date
There hasn’t been any official confirmation about this variant, considering that Nissan hasn’t released anything about their development plan. But it is predicted that the new Frontier may likely arrive with almost similar price tag as the previous one – which means that the base type should start around $40,000. However, if it turns out that the company decides to increase the price, it should be around $1000 or $2000 higher.
There hasn’t been any confirmation about the release date either so you should wait for further updates from Nissan. But it is most likely that they may launch the new Frontier in the early 2018 – but then again, it is still a wild prediction.
Nissan once showcased a prototype that was claimed designed for the Frontier, with the 2.8 liter machine. But it seems that they may change again, considering that they are making the Navara with the diesel turbocharged 2.3 liter engine – which means that the new Frontier will likely use the same platform – or even higher. But it is highly likely that the American market won’t get the 2.3 unit. Instead, the 2018 Nissan Frontier may use the Cummins diesel turbocharged 2.8 liter unit that is delivering 200 hp of power.