The all-new 2021 Nissan Frontier is on its way. This reliable pickup truck is one of the most popular buying options in its segment. It comes with modern appearance and it provides quality ride. Moreover, Frontier comes with impressive interior design that is also tech-rich. Last year, Frontier was Nissan’s best-selling vehicle so Titan truck is now in second place.
Titan will gain various updates for 2021, but Frontier is also in line for more significant upgrades. Of course, diesel powertrain is the highlight. It will be a next-gen model so expect exterior redesign and various other changes. Besides diesel powertrain, Nissan will also introduce a new gasoline engine that should provide higher fuel efficiency. Here’s everything you need to know about 2021 Frontier.
2021 Nissan Frontier Upgrades
The upcoming 2021 Nissan Frontier will continue to ride on its current platform. However, this architecture will most likely get small modifications. Thanks to that, the new Frontier will arrive as a slightly larger model. Still, this pickup will continue its journey as a mid-size pickup. Rumors about a new platform that also underpins Navara pickup were obviously false. Even the suspension setup should largely remain. As for the exterior design, the 2021 Frontier will get plenty of upgrades.
The plan is to deliver a more aggressive model. That means Nissan will change bodywork and both front and rear fascia. The Japanese manufacturer will introduce all-new headlights, reshaped grille, new taillights, and new exterior paints. On the other hand, both standard and optional wheels will largely remain. Overall, Frontier will now look closer to the Titan pickup. Nissan said the new design should evoke the “spirituality of adventure.”
Interior Offers More Comfort
The interior will be all-new as well. The forthcoming 2021 Nissan Frontier will continue to offer a practical cabin with plenty of technology. Still, the new design will look closer to Nissan’s SUVs interior designs. That includes a new layout of controls and a higher level of comfort. According to numerous reports, the dashboard and instrument cluster will be redesigned as well.
The new steering wheel is another possibility for the mid-size pickup. As always before, Frontier will offer both King Cab and Crew Cab setups. Upper trim levels are once again offering more premium materials and more standard equipment. Lastly, you should expect numerous driver-assistance aids.
2021 Nissan Frontier Engine
New 2021 Nissan Frontier will certainly arrive with a new gasoline engine. However, possible diesel powertrain is what makes fans excited. But first, a new 3.8-liter V6 gasoline will replace the current 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 4.0-liter V6 units. New displacement will provide almost 300 horsepower and it will use a 7-speed automatic transmission.
Moreover, Nissan didn’t refuse the possibility of the hybrid powertrain option. As for the diesel, it is a certain outcome for some markets. Nissan is silent on this subject but it seems like the 2.3-liter diesel is the most likely option for the future.
Price and Release Date
The production of the new 2021 Nissan Frontier already started in the company’s factory in Mississippi. New Frontier will make its debut this September and it will go on sale in February 2021. The price has not been revealed yet, but you should expect for new Frontier to start at almost $30,000.