The Japanese makers are expected to make definite changes in the engine of the new 2018 Nissan Frontier. The new model will also be available in additional trim levels and the overall appearance will be slightly different. The new design changes will make it capable enough to stand tall in front of its rival trucks.
Ever since it was launched almost 12 years back in the year 2005, the shape and features of the Nissan Frontier have remained largely unchanged. But despite this fact, the sales of the Nissan Frontier have been pretty good. But of late, there has been a dip in the sales and this prompted the manufacturers to bring about a revamped version of the 2018 Nissan Frontier.
2018 Nissan Frontier – Muscular and Rugged Look
The Nissan Frontier has a reputation of being one of those trucks which are very rugged as well as dependable. So keeping in mind theses attributes, the look of the new 2018 Nissan Frontier will also have masculinity as well as rugged good looks. The outside of the new Nissan Frontier is going to be a cross between the Titan and the Navara.
On the front grille as well as the lower fascia, new chrome elements will be added by Nissan to give the truck a little more edge. The 2018 Nissan Frontier will have a camera at the back which will have a rear collision avoidance system. The exterior will have many minor changes. The head lights and the bumper will most likely be changed. Though there will be changes at the front of the new Nissan Frontier, the rear of the truck will not change much. There will be two cab variations that will be available double cab and king cab.
The double cab will have four doors while the king cab will have two rear doors behind the main doors. The mounts of the fog lights will be redesigned and they will have the black chrome finish. The size of the fender flares has also been enlarged because of which the wheel wells look covered. This gives the whole truck an altogether new dimension. The body lines of the truck are also scalloped. The side mirror will have turn indicators. The side steps will be available in a variety which will make the access easy to the cab.
The interior of the 2018 Nissan Frontier is being really deliberated upon and most likely they will impress the eager buyers. Though the design will not be very different from the Navara, the technology as well as the materials will be quite impressive, to say the least. The cabin will have bucket seats in the front which will have a center console in between them.
The higher trim levels will have a 360 view camera. There will be various safety features that will be standard on all trim levels like lane departure warning system, blind spot monitoring system, automatic braking system etc.
Engine Options and Fuel Efficiency
It is likely that the new 2018 Nissan Frontier will have a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine that will produce 152 HP. Its EPA rating in the city/highway is19/23 mpg (2WD, manual), 17/23 mpg (2WD, automatic). The engine will be the couple with a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed automatic transmission. The four wheel drive system will be operated with an electronic two-speed transfer case.
The another option will be a strong 4.0-liter V6 engine that makes 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy for this one in the city/highway is 17/22 mpg (2WD, manual), 16/22 mpg (2WD, automatic), 16/21 mpg (4WD, manual), 15/21 mpg (4WD, automatic).
Price and Availability of the 2018 Nissan Frontier
The 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab will be available in two trims; SV and S trims while the double cab will be available in three trims; SL, SV and S. different trim levels will have different engine options which means that the prices of the same trim in both categories may differ depending upon the engine configuration.
The price of the 2018 Nissan Frontier will be higher than their current version. The starting price of the King cab could be around $20,000 while the long-bed SL with 4WD starts around $38,000. As far as the launch dates are concerned, the Nissan has not made any official announcements.