Along with the renewed Nissan Pathfinder 2021, the Japanese firm has also announced today the renewed 2021 Nissan Frontier, one of its most popular models on the other side of the pond. Although the chassis has been completely redesigned and the overall length increased by 127mm, the wheelbase is the same.
Nor is the mechanics new, since Nissan has chosen to keep the 3.8-liter V6 with 314 hp (231 kW) and 381 Nm of maximum torque. Like the Pathfinder, it is associated with a 9-speed automatic transmission that improves fuel economy and is offered with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with Hill Start Assist Y Hill Descent Control serial.
Those looking for more off-road capacity can opt for the PRO-4X version, which adds electronic locking differentials, Bilstein off-road shocks and skid plates. At the front axle, the Frontier makes use of an independent double wishbone suspension with twin-tube shocks and hollow anti-roll bars.
On the rear axle, it has multi-leaf springs hung with a solid axle (Dana, in the case of the PRO-4X). Thanks to this it offers up to 635 kg payload on 4WD S model and can tow up to 2,944 kg. Trailer sway control is also standard on all trims, though the trailer hitch is optional.
Loaded with technology
At the aesthetic level, we can distinguish certain inspiration from the Nissan Hardbody from the ’80s and’ 90s as a symbol of its robustness, while the company says it has been inspired by objects that Frontier owners carry in their pockets, such as carabiners. Inside, Nissan has worked to make it more capable and comfortable.
Thus, we can find the Zero Gravity seats, an adjusted steering rack, a new 9-inch touchscreen that comes standard with Apple CarPlay Y Android Auto and a 7-inch instrument cluster, among others. There are two body options: King or Crew Cabin, with 1.5 or 1.83 meters of bed, respectively.
As usual, at the level of driving and safety assistance, incorporates the latest Nissan technology, such as a 360-degree camera, Safety Shield 360, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, lane keeping, traffic sign reader …