The next-gent of the popular Nissan’s mid-size truck will arrive in 2021. Recently, the Japanese automaker postponed the launching of the mid-size truck so many times. Now, the company finally decided to develop a brand new model, which will be dubbed the 2021 Nissan Frontier. According to the Yokohama-based carmaker, the forthcoming truck will be more affordable than the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, and Chevrolet Colorado.
Furthermore, Nissan plans to draw attention to the different types of customers than rivals. Well, the reduction of the price os only the first step. The Frontier will adopt some of the features from different Nissan vehicles. The main goal is to meet the needs of the customers and improve every segment to fit the user’s desires.
2021 Nissan Frontier Design and New Platform
According to the reports, 2021 Nissan Frontier will deliver a completely new design language. Well, it might not be something revolutionary, but it won’t share many things with the previous version. So, we expect to see a similar design idea as on the Warrior.
Also, the exterior will be very squared-off, similar to the Titan design. This approach matches the appearance of the rivals from the class, so the Nissan. Moreover, the 2021MY will ride on a refined version of the platform used on the ongoing model. But, some sources claim that the upcoming truck will use on a shortened and revised Titan chassis.
Even though the company still sells the Frontier with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill and 4.0-liter V6 unit, we could see new engine options under the hood. Also, Nissan might include a brand-new 5-speed automatic transmission. But, the 2021MY will probably come with a naturally aspirated 3.8-liter V6 powertrain, linked to a 9-speed automatic gearbox.
The Frontier will probably use the refined 9-speed automatic that was recently added to the Titan. Besides, the 3.8-liter displacement is the same as the GT-R’s one. However, these two won’t have anything in common if the company decides to use the purported mill for the mid-size truck.
On top of that, expect excellent fuel economy and better towing capacity, as a result of the updated engine room and chassis. Also, one of the rumors is that Nissan won’t include King Cab for the upcoming Frontier. That leaves the Crew Cab as an only available option. On top of that, there’s a rumor regarding the possible development of a high-performance off-road Frontier. In that case, the mid-size model will use Titan’s platform, and the 5.6-liter V6 drivetrain, for better output.
2021 Nissan Frontier Release Date
The completely redesigned next-gen 2021 Nissan Frontier is expected about a year from now. Some sources claim that the announced truck will be available in February 2021. So, the release date leaves a lot of auto shows around the world for a public debut.
However, the latest reports from the company show that the production is held a bit, for unspecified reasons. The Japanese automaker will build a new Frontier in Canton, Mississippi plant. Still, the starting price is unknown at the moment. According to Nissan’s production plan, the company will launch 12 new vehicles in the next 20 months.