We know the 2021 Nissan Frontier is imminent at this point, but Nissan has yet to officially unveil the truck. On Thursday, though, we inched one step closer to finally getting the new model as the automaker teased its product pipeline, which also included an all-electric Tesla-fighting crossover, the redesigned Armada and Rogue, and a new Z sports car. In the “A to Z” video above, the Frontier appears on the far left at the 42 second mark, alongside all of Nissan’s other updates or new models through the next couple years.
What’s also notable, just left of center also seems to be the Navara. On that basis, it’s clear Nissan still intends to keep the two models separate, and the Frontier looks distinctly larger than its global market counterpart. The Titan is notably absent here, however, suggesting the 2020 update is what we’ll live with at least for the next few years.
Granted, this doesn’t show much more of the Frontier, but we do already know a fair bit about the new truck. What powers it is no longer a mystery, as Nissan pulled the uncommon move of slotting the new engine and transmission into the current-generation Frontier. A 3.8-liter V6 engine is now the sole option, putting out 310 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. That will still be the case with the 2021 Nissan Frontier, just with an updated body and (hopefully) a dramatically updated interior.
We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see more on the new truck, but check out the video below if you want a sense of what’s in store. We’ll also soon see a new Armada (sold as the Patrol overseas), so stay tuned to TFLtruck.com for more updates on that front as well!