After the company brought the engine to the lineup, the next step for the Frontier truck is the redesign. We could already spot test mules of the Navara model for the Australian market and it gives us indications of what the 2022 Nissan Frontier could look like. Other clues fans can find on Rogue crossover, the first redesigned vehicle in the lineup. Frontier was supposed to come out as the 2021 YM, but the COVID-19 outburst postponed the debut and production.
The truck is one of the most popular models in the US. The company is trying to boost sales. The segment is becoming more popular with new trucks available to buyers and old ones being refreshed pretty soon. We still don’t know exactly what to expect from the 2022 Nissan Frontier. The front fascia will get a new look and you can expect to see the interior.
New Engine, Improved Efficiency
The pickup used to be the only model with a price tag under $20,000. Well, that one was plain and used a four-cylinder engine. The 2022 Nissan Frontier will probably bring back a 2.5-liter four-pot unit. Another option is a hybrid truck. But, this is still a far-fetched story. There are some indications, but no precise details and official statements. The small block will be able to deliver 150 horsepower. This is definitely something truckers are looking to buy. Towing capacity is decent, 3500 lbs. Although getting only four cylinders, the Frontier is not going to be too efficient. So, lack of power, lack of mileage.
A 3.8-liter V6 is replacing the old 4.0-liter unit. With 310 hp and 280 lb-ft, it is an upgrade compared to 260 ponies. What’s more, a nine-speed automatic transmission is also new. It came instead of a six-pace gearbox. Also, a stick is no longer available. The new system is going to improve the gas mileage by 2 mpg, both for city and highway ride.
2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X Off-Road Truck
Among all other versions, the off-road pickup is the most interesting. The 2022 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X is going to be a proper competitor to the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Chevy Colorado ZR2. Nissan will revisit the package and upgrade it with the latest features, such as more sustainable suspension, tires, skid plates. The Frontier is going to get a bedliner as the standard option, as well as a unique interior.
When Will 2022 Nissan Frontier Come Out?
The new pickup will be available as soon as the new features are ready. Hybrid and four-cylinder engine are going to set the release date, as well as the redesign. The price is going to stay the same for the V6 model. Frontier buyers will get a better offer with a four-cylinder unit. Still, it won’t get under $20k, like it used to be. A V6 will be around $27,000, while a smaller engine will save you $5,000. On the other hand, hybrid increases the MSRP. The Pro-4X will start around $38,000. We’ll see if the company keeps Midnight and Special editions for the 2022 Nissan Frontier.