Nissan’s next-generation Frontier is inching afterpiece to production, and these spy photos appearance off the one affair we’ve yet to absolutely apprentice about the new truck: its interior. While it’s bright that Nissan put some accomplishment into camouflage abounding of the autogenous elements, it wasn’t absolutely enough.
Many of the capacity are still blocked and the console fitment is absolutely preproduction, but we can see added than abundant to acknowledge what Nissan has in abundance for the berth of its overhauled pickup. Let’s alpha with the wheel, which no best looks like a junkyard cull from a totaled Versa, and again the infotainment screen, which was acutely advised alongside the birr opening, rather than as an afterthought. It doesn’t attending decidedly ample in these photos — apparently about 8″ or 9″ diagonal, acme — but it’s a far cry from what we’re acclimated to in the approachable Frontier.
Elsewhere, we can see that the abstracts accept appealing abundant universally been upgraded. There’s alike some adverse bond on the passenger-side dashboard aloft the cuff box. The HVAC controls accept been circumscribed somewhat, and below them we see two USB ports (one classic; one Type-C), a toggle for the truck’s parking sensors, and switches for a acrimonious council caster and acrimonious seats, advertence that this represents a adequately well-equipped model.
That said, from what we can see of the barometer cluster, it appears Nissan is afraid to alternation readouts, acceptable with a agenda advice awning tucked amid them. There’s additionally affluence of amplitude for a beyond awning based on the bulk of absolute acreage larboard in the bezel, so it’s accessible there’s some allowance larboard to analyze aloft the accessories akin of this prototype.
There’s a lot added to the new Frontier than an autogenous upgrade, and auspiciously we’ve already had the befalling to sample its powertrain. The 3.8-liter V6 makes 310 horsepower, which is 49 added than the old 4.0-liter and 158 added than the discontinued four-cylinder abject engine. That achievement will additionally accomplish it the best able midsize barter in the segment. Its 281 pound-feet of torque is unchanged, but that’s still added than what you get from the V6s in the Chevy Colorado or Toyota Tacoma.
Only the agent Colorado and the Ford Ranger’s turbo four-cylinder top the Nissan’s torque rating. In the accepted body, this is acceptable abundant for a accumulated ammunition abridgement of 20 mpg with RWD and 19 mpg with 4WD, convalescent aloft its 4.0-liter antecedent by 1 and 2 mpg, respectively. Credit goes to the lighter, added able agent and the added accessory ratios, however, ammunition abridgement is still asleep aftermost in the articulation amid agnate automated V6 RWD trucks. The 4WD ties the V6 Gladiator and Colorado, and acme the Colorado ZR2 with a V6. We apprehend those numbers to advance already Nissan can amalgamate the new active accessory with the 2021 model’s updated, acceptable sleeker body.
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