The mid-size class in the truck segment is becoming one of the most interesting markets for most truck makers. The return of Ford Ranger confirms that. Also, Jeep is back in the market after 30 years with the brand-new Gladiator. This is an alarm for existing models to start upgrading their vehicles. So, according to 2019trucks.com the 2020 Nissan Frontier will introduce the redesign. However, the base units will still remain the cheapest in the class.
If you are looking for a pickup that costs under $20,000 the quest is over. The new 2020 Nissan Frontier is not going to offer too much, but it is very efficient. Also, you can always upgrade it with many cool features and additions. Well, there is a V6 engine that will offer similar capabilities as main rivals.
2020 Nissan Frontier New Generation Changes
In 2018, Nissan sold more Frontiers than full-size Titan trucks. This is almost unbelievable, but it doesn’t stop the Japanese company from making its mid-size pickup better. And according to rumors, the new platform is on the way. However, we have no too many official clues, so we stick up to speculations. Some say that Xterra SUV could borrow its concept, while some sources are speaking of a brand-new architecture. Well, that would be an expensive project. Finally, the 2020 Nissan Frontier could use the same body-on-frame platform as its predecessor.
Nissan Frontier redesign
New platform or not, the upcoming 2020 Nissan Frontier will present many changes. It is time for a redesign after six years. It will separate the Frontier from its overseas sibling Nissan Navara. We can also see trucks such as Mercedes X-Class and Renault Alaskan built on the same platform. So, the new Frontier will be more American than ever. Changes up front and inside the cabin will refresh this truck. Chiefs are pretty sure the pickup can achieve even better sales.
Specs and Features
Under the hood of the base 2020 Nissan Frontier will be a four-cylinder engine capable to produce 150 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Well, most serious truckers will skip this one and opt for a V6 drivetrain. A 4.0-liter displacement is delivering 260 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. This output makes the truck capable to tow up to 6,500 pounds. A four-pot unit has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.
2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel and Pro-4X
There are also rumors that 2020 Nissan Frontier could get a diesel engine. This is less likely to happen. Frontier can’t just carry over the units used by Navara. These engines can’t meet US regulations and EPA requirements. The only choice is to build a new unit, which is again, too expensive.
But, the gain would be massive. We can’t imagine the truck pairing a diesel engine with an off-road oriented Pro-4X trim. It will be able to challenge the best pickups in this class – Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevy Colorado ZR2 models.
2020 Nissan Frontier Price
The new 2020 Nissan Frontier will keep the base price under $20,000. That is what draws attention, although the sale share of these entry-level models is trivial. The real deal starts with a V6 engine that will cost you at least $25,000. That is already in the region where buyers can find other mid-size trucks with a V6 engine.