The Next Nissan Frontier V8 Concept Truck is Heading to SEMA 2022 – There Is Also a Slammed Frontier & a Datsun Electric Truck

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images: Nissan USA – Nissan Frontier V8

Nissan is bringing three very cool pickup trucks to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV that goes all week starting tomorrow evening. They are the NISMO Off-Road Nissan Frontier V8 Concept, Nissan Street Truck, and a Sunny LEAF project.

First up is the “Sunny LEAF” project truck. It’s a 1987 Datsun pickup that has been EV swapped with a factory Nissan LEAF electric motor and battery system. This project is done by Tommy Pike Customs (TPC) in South Carolina. This means it has a 147 horsepower electric motor and a 40 kWh battery. This doesn’t sound like a lot of power or battery, but this is an affordable electric powertrain that matches this compact lightweight pickup chassis.

Next up is the Nissan Street Truck concept. It’s a “low rider” Nissan Frontier King Cab that brings great memories of the 1990s “mini truckin’ ” scene. This project is done by Christina Roki.

Finally, there is a truck that is getting us the most excited. It is a wide-body lifted Nissan Frontier 4×4 crew cab with a Titan gasoline V8 under the hood. It’s called the NISMO Off-Road 5.6L V8 Frontier concept, and it’s showing many Nissan NISMO off-road parts and customized work by Forsberg Racing. Yea! This Frontier concept build uses a few Nissan Titan parts, including the wider rear axle. The front track is also made wider. There Bilstein shocks and 34-inch mud-terrain tires on 18-inch wheels round out this handsome desert truck.

We will bring you all this from SEMA 2022 in person soon. In the meantime, here is a video on a Nissan Frontier Hardbody concept from earlier this year.