In the US automobile market, not only the local brands compete amongst themselves but international brands are also in a cutthroat competition with one another. Whether it is Italian auto manufacturers or Japanese, all of them are present in the US automobile market. Nissan, which is a Japanese auto manufacturer, is popular in the pickup truck segment. According to statistics by Statista, Nissan’s market share in the US automobile sector is around 7%. Not only are its ‘cars’ popular in the US but its pickup trucks are also equally popular. The first model of Nissan Frontier was released in the US for sale in 1997. An updated version of Nissan Frontier is now released every year and this time, people have their eyes fixed on the 2018 version of their pickup truck. Here is a detailed review and some rumors related to 2018 Nissan Frontier.
2018 Nissan Frontier – Objectives of Facelift:
The Frontier will be available in single and double cab configurations. The changes that the company has made in the 2018 version as compared to the 2017 version is that the fog lights in a dark chrome case have been mounted on the front bumper to give the driver extra visibility when driving in off-road terrain far from the city. Also, the front facet and the rear bumper have plenty of chrome workings on it that looks elegant and beautiful. We have also learned from credible sources that the body of 2018 Nissan Frontier will be a little lower than the previous versions of the pickup truck.
The inside cabin of this pickup truck has also witnessed major changes. The front seats of this vehicle have been replaced from manually adjusting to electronic adjusting heated seats. There are also plenty of infotainment options available in the center console panel of the truck. Satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity option, and 6-inch wide touch-screen display just to mention a few.
Some of the safety features that the Nissan is boasting, which are included in this pickup truck are blind-spot monitoring, cruise control system, reverse collision caution and an active braking system.
2018 Nissan Frontier – Engine and Fuel Economy:
There is nothing new with the engine of Frontier and this time too the previous 2.5 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine is expected to be placed again under the hood of next generation version of Nissan Frontier. It is also expected that Nissan will offer a V-6 option in the Frontier this time. If the rumors turn out to be true, then a 4.0-liter V-6 will definitely put the pickup truck enthusiasts in awe because it would mean that pickup truck driver can now enjoy a drive of an SUV while driving a pickup. A V-6 engine would be capable of producing a whopping 261 horsepower of energy. So, let’s keep our fingers crossed.
The 2018 Nissan Frontier will have a six-speed manual transmission and an option of seven-speed automatic transmission. As we mentioned earlier, Nissan is popular among car owners for manufacturing fuel-efficient cars. This case is also true with the 2018 Nissan Frontier. This pickup truck will go 22 mpg on the highways and around 18 – 20 mpg in the city streets. Now that’s a heck of fuel efficiency considering that we are talking about a pickup truck here.
2018 Nissan Frontier – Price, Competitions, and Availability:
The price of new Nissan Frontier is still not confirmed by the company’s officials but the market punters, as always, are speculating that the starting price of 2018 Nissan Frontier will be around $19,500. The pickup truck industry is considered over-saturated thus, the competition faced by 2018 Nissan Frontier will be intense. Following are the names of some of the pickups that are predicted to give a tough time to Nissan Frontier.
The Nissan Motor Company hasn’t yet disclosed the release date of the pickup truck, yet it is forecasted that the company will be releasing its 2018 version of Nissan Frontier in the first quarter of 2018. Any other rumors or information related to 2018 Nissan Frontier released by the company will be posted regularly on our website. Keep visiting the website to get more information.