It has been a year since the Japanese firm introduced us to the renewed Nissan Frontier 2021. It is one of their most popular models across the pond, as we have seen a 115% increase in sales during the first three months of availability compared to the previous year. Now, it’s time to celebrate your success at the Chicago Auto Show.
With the aim of showing the factory and aftermarket accessories available for him pick-up, the Japanese car manufacturer has prepared three very striking prototypes. They are all based on the Frontier Crew Cab, but target different types of customers. Regarding the finishes, the yes, SV Y PRO-4X; and the work is the work of Hiren Patel, Nissan’s Lead Project Designer.
Under the hood Nissan has chosen to keep the 3.8-liter V6 with 314 hp (231 kW) and 381Nm of maximum torque. As in the series model, they are associated with a 9-speed automatic transmission that improves consumption and is offered with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive, with Hill Start Assist Y Hill Descent Control serial.
The three prototypes of the Nissan Frontier
The first of them is him Project 72X. It pays homage to the Datsun 720, one of Nissan’s most successful models of the past. It was also the first vehicle assembled by the company in the United States. More specifically, at the Smyrna (Tennessee) Vehicle Assembly Plant in 1983. The goal is to offer a pick-up basic and affordable to enjoy outdoors.
The Project Hardbody sports a look that reminds us of the Nissan D21 Hardbody. This model features a three-inch lift kit with adjustable upper control arms. The appearance vintage They put the plastic side protections and some tires old-school with 33-inch off-road tires. The pick-up It has a red finish with 80’s style graphics.
Finally, the Project Adventure is the most interesting. It’s a Frontier camper. Equip items like an elevated hanger, Yakima roof rack, ladder, and roof top tent. Also not missing is a Kicker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, a simple kitchen and vinyl that represents an atlas of the United States.
Let us remember that the PRO-4X version adds electronic locking differentials, Bilstein off-road shock absorbers and skid plates. At the front axle, it makes use of independent double-wishbone suspension with double-tube shock absorbers and hollow stabilizer bars. On the rear axle, it has multi-leaf springs hung with a Dana solid axle.