Is it possible that there is going to be 2018 Frontier engine update? After 12 years, it seems that an update is long due. After all, the Frontier has been set and claimed to be ready for the American market but if there is an update for the engine, it would be a better news.
Rumor has it that Frontier should be keeping the diesel unit. After all, the company has planned to replace the Cummins 2.8 liter engine with the engine options from Navara. As you can expect, there will be different options of units, in relation to 2018 Frontier engine update.
For the Frontier Pro, it may come with four cylinder unit with 2.5 liter capacity that is paired with automatic seven speed transmission, delivering 152 hp of power and 171 Nm of torque. Such an arrangement is somewhat considered weaker, because the other competitors are using the diesel 2.3 liter unit that is delivering 200 hp of power and 350 Nm of torque. But it hasn’t been confirmed by Nissan so we should stay put for more info. There is a possibility that there will be a V6 unit with 4.0 liter capacity that is delivering 262 hp of power and 281 Nm of torque, matched with the automatic seven speed gearbox.
With the 2018 Frontier engine update, there won’t be much change happening for the line. After all, this Frontier has been known as a reliable and reliable pickup truck. It performs well in the offroad setting, Gauntlet towing, and other tests that would show the ability of the vehicle. Considering the ability and quality of the Frontier all these years, the engine update may bring a good news and better ability of the vehicle.
The Possible Changes
Some sources say that the new Frontier will be changed but it would be subtle so you can still recognize the Frontier with its signature style. However, the new truck may be higher, wider, and longer without compromising the wheelbase. If you want to look at the design of the Frontier, it is possible that it will borrow some cue from Titan XD. The new cab will have better materials and the newest infotainment system.
It is possible that Frontier will be introduced early in 2018 but it will only available starting from summer 2018. For the tag price, it may start from $28,000. So, let’s wait and see for the possible 2018 Frontier engine update and exterior changes.