- nissan has released a video showing several new models that are set to debut soon, including this completely redesigned 2021 frontier mid-size pickup.
- the video also included the highly anticipated new z sports car.
- the new truck, which will have the 3.8-liter v-6 that was new for 2020, is expected sometime next year as a 2021 model.
the nissan frontier mid-size pickup has remained relatively the same since its introduction in 2004, but now nissan is finally set to fully redesign its popular pickup. in a video showing a few of nissan's soon-to-debut new models, including the revival of the z sports car, we get the first look at the 2021 frontier's redesign.
the truck is getting even boxier proportions, and it will have much more pronounced and squared-off fender flares in the front and back. from a quick front-end silhouette, it seems like the next-gen frontier will ditch the typical nissan dual-bar grille with the badge in the middle for a simpler design. the closest detail we can see here is the new frontier's headlights, which will have a parallel design that reminds us of those on the current ford f-150, but flipped.
we already know about the new frontier's powertrain. it'll use a direct-injection 3.8-liter v-6 engine that has been added to the current 2020 model's powertrain options. the six-cylinder engine produces 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, which is a bump of 49 horsepower but the same amount of torque as the previous 4.0-liter v-6. power is sent to the wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission, and sadly the manual gearbox will no longer be an option.
the next-generation nissan frontier should make its debut later this year and arrive during 2020 as a 2021 model.