After affairs the current-generation Frontier for the aftermost 15 years with alone accessory changes, Nissan is assuredly basic a new adaptation of its mid-size auto truck. We spotted a ancestor of the new 2022 Frontier testing in Michigan, absolute its squared-off new administration and the assiduity of the King Cab configuration.
Nissan aboriginal teased the new Frontier beforehand this year, and we can see the aforementioned edgeless advanced end here, admitting a bit of camouflage. Like the Toyota Tacoma’s best contempo redesign, the new Frontier will acceptable be a new anatomy and autogenous on top of the aforementioned anatomy as before, rather than a abounding ground-up redux. Extended-cab and crew-cab models should abide available, forth with short- and long-bed configurations.
We already apperceive about the new Frontier’s new powertrain, because Nissan alien it in the approachable barter for 2020: a 3.8-liter V-6 agent with 310 application and 281 lb-ft of torque akin with a nine-speed automatic. In our testing, the new motor wasn’t absolutely any added absorbing than the old 4.0-liter V-6, with the 2020 Frontier carrying the aforementioned dispatch numbers and worse ammunition abridgement than a 2017 archetypal we tested. Rear- and four-wheel drive will be offered, and we apprehend Nissan to already afresh action a Pro-4X off-road trim level.
Look for Nissan to admission the new 2022 Frontier either at the end of this year or aboriginal in 2021, with the new archetypal accession at dealerships a few months afterwards that.