The current model of the 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel is the highest-selling pickup truck, dominating the global auto market even though it has not experienced any redesign since 2005. It is considered the strongest, most capable and reliable truck in the vehicle lineup of Nissan. Now, the Japanese automaker plans to introduce a redesigned model of the existing Frontier for the model year 2018. Buyers can expect the new Frontier with many powerful, comfortable, as well as with attractive features.
2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Exterior and Interior Design
The 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel will be built on a sturdy platform, comprising high power steel. The suspension system of this new model truck will be similar to that of a car. This will allow the driver to handle the truck efficiently and easily. Although the external look of the 2018 Nissan Frontier will be different from that of the Navara, it is expected that it would get some of its external features.
However, the bed and the cabin will remain unchanged. The front fascia of the new truck will have a modest redesign to resemble that of the Nissan Titan. As a result, the front part of the new truck will get a bigger grille, different bumper, as well as new headlights. However, the rear part of the truck will be same as that of the Navara. Above all, Nissan has taken much effort to improve the external look of the new truck to vie competently with its class competitors.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel is expected to come with some minor interior changes. As the new truck is going to get the same interior features as those of the Navara, including its cabin, there may be slight changes in the electronics, according to the needs of modern-day buyers. Consequently, the new truck will have an upgraded infotainment system. The materials inside the cabin will have slight modifications, according to the models. Overall, the cabin of the 2018 model Frontier will be more luxurious and comfortable than that of the current Frontier.
2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Engine and Performance
It is expected that the base model of 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel will be powered by a naturally aspirated I-4 engine with the capacity of 2.5-litres. Through this engine, the new model truck will get the required power of 180 hp and the maximum torque of 170 lbs per foot.
Nissan is going to replace the older V6, 4.0-liter engine by a smaller one. According to rumours, the smaller engine will be a V6, 3.5-liter naturally aspirated engine from the VQ series. This engine will be capable of producing the maximum power of 270 hp and the torque. It will be more than 250 lbs per foot. This will make the new model truck to offer better performance as well as better mileage than the older 4.0-liter engine.
When comes to transmission options, some models of the 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel will get a seven-speed automatic transmission, whereas some models may come equipped with a six-speed manual transmission system.
2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Price and Release Date
Although Nissan has not yet revealed the release date of the 2018 model Frontier. Buyers can expect the new truck sometime during the last quarter of 2017 or during the first quarter of 2018. Similar to the release date, the automaker remains tight-lipped about the base price of the Nissan Frontier Diesel 2018. However, it is expected that there will not be much increase in the price of the new truck. While the base model is expected to be sold at a starting price of $20,000. The price of the luxurious models may go up to $40,000.