Report: New 2021 Nissan Frontier Will Not Be Navara-based, Will Pack a near 300 Horsepower V6

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Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

Another report suggests that the next generation 2021 Nissan Frontier will not be based on the Navara chassis, but will use a version of the current chassis that includes leaf springs for the rear axle.

This information comes courtesy of an AutoNews report. The other part of this report has to do with the power plant. The source says the next generation Frontier will use a new gas V6 with around 300 horsepower and a 7-speed automatic transmission.

This report also corroborates the release timeline of the new 2021 Frontier. The report says the new model will be a 2021 truck, and that it may reach dealerships as early as September 2020 or a little after that.

This information has not been officially confirmed by Nissan.

It makes sense for the next Frontier to continue to use an updated version of the current chassis. Midsize trucks are claiming higher payload and towing ratings than ever before. If the Frontier wants to compete, it will have to at least match some of the best-in-class claims of around 1,800 lbs of payload and 7,700 lbs of maximum towing.

The 300hp gas V6 is also competitive with the likes of the Chevy Colorado and the Jeep Gladiator.

However, the next Frontier also needs to bring a few unique utility and/or power train choices and features. Currently, the Frontier has a distinction of being a little smaller than the competitors and having a great value. This is precisely what is attracting the majority of its owners.

What features or options would you add to the next Nissan Frontier? Let us know in the comments below.