2021 Nissan Frontier Redesign, Specs, Release date, and Engines. The new 2021 Nissan Frontier will launch a new, fourth generation of the mid-size truck. Fans must be excited since the new pickup will bring a lot of changes, only six years after the last big redesign. Well, this is not a surprise, since things are shaking up in the compact segment. The return of the Ford Ranger and improvements we expect from Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado would definitely make an even larger gap between these class-leading models and Frontier. Still, the new model is going to remain one of the cheapest options on the market.
News about the 2021 Nissan Frontier is saying we could see it with a diesel engine. That one, in combination with Pro-4X package, will make this truck more capable for off-road duties. Tacoma TRD and Colorado Z71 models are getting more serious competition. What’s more, the redesign of the 2021 Frontier will bring the aggressive look and latest features for the cockpit. The next series of the truck will also present the new generation of the infotainment system. NissanConnect and IVI are offering more features than ever. Well, the base truck is not getting the top class equipment.
Engines and Specs
The standard package for the next 2021 Nissan Frontier will include a four-cylinder engine and a rear-wheel drive. A 2.5-liter unit is paired with a transmission. Buyers will choose between manual and automatic gearbox. Another choice is all-wheel drive, but it is available only for the V6 engine. Tow rating of a four-pot unit is 3,500 pounds.
More of everything is coming with an engine upgrade. A V6 will add an all-wheel drive (optional). Total power goes up to 260 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque and that is good for increased towing capacity. The new 2021 Nissan Frontier can tow 6,500 lbs. A 4.0-liter unit is not consuming too much more fuel compared to the four-cylinder configuration.
2021 Nissan Frontier Diesel
The latest news and rumors are confirming the 2021 Nissan Frontier diesel is on the way to the USA. Still, sources are not unveiling which drivetrain it could be. Frontier’s sibling from other countries (Navara) is using a 2.3-liter unit in most markets, while Nissan also offers a 2.5-liter powertrain in some countries. Still, these units would need a complete reconstruction to meet efficiency and emission requirements in the US. It is more likely that the Japanese company will develop a new drivetrain to compete with Chevy Colorado Diesel, and upcoming Ford Ranger Diesel and Toyota Tacoma Diesel.
2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X
The most exciting version of the truck will be 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X. Do you need a pickup capable of off-road work? This package is offering upgrades that will make Frontier go almost everywhere. Mud, snow, sand, forest, the truck will get you to the destination.
The 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X will get numerous upgrades for the exterior and interior, as well as the engine room. All-terrain tires are standard, and skid plates will protect the underbody. Bilstein shocks and electronic locking rear differential will help the truck go over most obstacles. LED lights are everywhere. LED lamps, the bed is getting a spray-on bed-liner. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather, front seats are heated, and navigation is part of the Pro-4X suite. Few more upgrades will improve comfort. The driver’s seat is a captain’s chair with power adjusting system.
2021 Nissan Frontier Release Date and Price
News about the 2021 Nissan Frontier is unveiling many details, but some information is still missing. The exact release date is not official. We have a strong hint that Nissan is skipping updates for 2019 season to make a boom with 2021 Frontier. The debut could happen pretty soon. What’s more, the base models will remain under $20,000. Well, many buyers won’t consider this truck, since it has basic equipment and a weak 4-pot engine. A diesel and V6 versions will definitely make some impact, especially with new styling.