We expect to see numerous changes from this mid-size truck and one of them will be a new version, 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel. As you know, the current Frontier is aging. Unlike Navara, the North American truck didn’t receive the last redesign, so it is still based on the second-generation Navara, which ended its production several years ago. So, this would be a big step ahead for the famous truck. Expect numerous changes.
We are about to see a complete redesign, which will bring new platform, new engines including this diesel version, new styling and much more. Speaking of the engine, we are expecting to see a new diesel unit in the offer, for the first in the North American version of this capable truck. Nissan currently has several oil burners in its offer, so it remains unclear which one will find its place under the hood of the new-generation truck.
2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel redesign
We are expecting to see numerous novelties from the 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel. As you probably know, the current generation is pretty old, so upcoming redesign should bring some significant improvements. There is a new platform to come, the same the underprints current-generation Navara. Basically, this means numerous improvements, in terms like weight reduction, driving dynamics, better traction and overall capabilities.
The current-generation Navara is present since 2014. Considering this fact, it is quite possible to see some further mechanical tweaks, especially if we consider that Navara is going to receive a mid-cycle update for the next year. Some mechanical tweaks are always welcome, but we believe that the company will focus on things like a visual improvement, new standard equipment etc.
2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel styling
When it comes to the exterior design, 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel should feature the same styling as the rest of the lineup. This means a look heavily based on the current-generation Navara. It is important to mention that Navara is going to get an update pretty soon, so 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel should adopt these novelties as well. The focus will be on the front end when the company will go for several new details that will establish Nissan’s new design language. So, things like new headlights, front fascia, grille, and bumpers are expected to come. Some other areas of the truck should suffer as well.
When it comes to the interior design, we don’t expect bigger differences compared to the current Navara. The 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel should come with a familiar dashboard layout. Still, expect new instrument cluster, adapted to diesel version.
2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel engines
As we already mentioned, the current Navara comes with several diesel units in the offer. So, it remains unclear which exact engine will find its place under the hood of 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel. To remind you, there is a 2.3-liter inline-four which is good for about 150 horses. Also, there is a 3.0-liter V6 from Renault, which delivers around 227 horses and 405 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, the upcoming Navara will also get a diesel engine from Mercedes. So, don’t be surprised to see thing unit in 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel as well. It is a V6 engine with a displacement of 3.0 liters. It features a max output of 255 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel release date and price
The new 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel should come along with the new-generation gasoline version. This means late in the year, probably in the last quarter. When it comes to the price, we still don’t have more precise information. Still, some reports suggest 30.000 dollars.