The upcoming 2022 Nissan Frontier will arrive at some point next year. This mid-size pickup truck is one of the most reliable options on the market at the moment. The Japanese manufacturer has big plans for its Frontier model so we should expect further improvements. However, the 2021 Frontier will arrive soon with some significant changes.
That clearly suggests the 2022 model won’t suffer so drastic refinements. For that reason, the next Frontier will most likely introduce mid-cycle refreshments. That includes more tech and subtle cosmetic tweaks. Frontier will remain as versatile as before and here’s everything about the 2022 model.
2022 Frontier Facelift
In terms of design, a new 2022 Nissan Frontier will look slightly different. You won’t see significant styling changes for sure but some refreshments are visible. The front fascia will gain a more modern look with revised headlights and a larger grille. Nissan will also improve the bodywork and it will introduce more aluminum materials.
The goal is to reduce weight so expect a slightly better fuel economy this time. The rear part already sports new taillights but the bumper will be slightly modified too. To the sides, Frontier continues to offer standard 16-inch alloy wheels. Lastly, we should expect one or two all-new exterior colors. Overall, the new Frontier will look closer to the Titan model. Some reports are saying that the Nissan could stop with the production of the King Cab variant.
Frontier is already a very modern pickup truck, especially in terms of technology. Nissan offers a long list of standard amenities and upper trim levels are incredible in our opinion. The 2022 Nissan Frontier will build on that and it will offer even more equipment. The interior layout will remain, including the seating capacity. Nissan will reduce the number of buttons and most of the controls will be operated via touchscreen.
Frontier will wear the same cloth upholstery but new leather materials are looking even better than before. There will be three different cab setups once again so nothing will change in that department. Frontier will get more driver-assistance aids in its higher-grade trim levels so even the safety is improved.
New Engine is More Fuel Efficient
The forthcoming 2022 Nissan Frontier offers a standard 3.8-liter gasoline engine. This powerful V6 replaces the current 4.0-liter V6 and it generates around 310 hp. On top of that, this engine delivers 281 lb-ft of torque. It is a slight improvement in terms of horses and a drastic improvement in terms of fuel efficiency.
Moreover, Frontier will deploy a 9-speed automatic transmission. That also means a 5-speed gearbox is finally out. The new engine features a variable displacement oil jump and variable valve timing system. Furthermore, it also comes with a direct injection system.
2022 Nissan Frontier Price and Release Date
The all-new 2022 Nissan Frontier will cost around $20,000. We don’t expect for this pickup truck to jump in terms of price as the number of upgrades is minor. Nissan will release its mid-size pickup at some point in 2021. Most likely, in the second half of the year.