2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel Specs, Release Date

Pickup truck varieties are increasing rapidly in the market. Almost all leading automobile companies are manufacturing such vehicles and increasing the competitive edge in the market. Nissan is one of the most popular automobile brands, manufacturing various kinds of cars for clients and customers over the years. Along with other kinds of vehicles, the brand manufactures pickup utility trucks too. The Frontier model from the house of Nissan is not new. There have been two models of the pickup truck, which have done quite brisk business. The new 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel is released with some changes and up gradations and is expected to make a great impact once it hits the roads.

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel - front

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Appearance of Exterior and Interior

The muscular and boxy looking 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel comes with a very powerful and strong appeal. High strength steel and aluminum is used in the making of the body of the vehicle so that it remains strong and sturdy after being lightweight. Many features of the Frontier are borrowed directly from the Navara and the similarities can be identified clearly.

There are some modifications which have been made in the front fascia of the pickup truck. Some prominent features include new headlights, larger grille and a different looking bumper. The grille has a horizontal bar-mesh structure with the logo of Nissan sitting right in the middle. The headlights are in trapezoidal shape increasing the appeal of the vehicle. There are modifications in the tail lights and fender flairs too.


The interiors of 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel are also improved. There might be bucket seats with power adjustable seats. Abundant infotainment options are available in the interiors of the pickup truck. There is a 6-inch wide touch-screen display in the vehicle along with satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, HVAC and other features.

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel - interior

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Engine

The engine variants for 2018 Frontier Diesel will be highly interesting. However, there is no confirmed news regarding the exact engine type which will be used in the pickup truck. Some sources say that the vehicle will have Cummins 2.8-liter turbocharged diesel engine with around 200 hp of energy and 350 lbs-feet of torque. There can also be a 3.5-liter VQ series V6 engine, which can produce 270 hp of energy and more than 250 lbs-feet of torque. In addition, the engines might be coupled to 7-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission.


Highly advanced safety and security systems are expected to be installed in 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel, making riding safe in the pickup truck for the driver and the passengers. Cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, seat belts, airbags, active braking system, reverse collision caution, better suspension tuning etc. These features have taken the pickup truck to a new dimension altogether.

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel - rear

2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Price and Availability

Exact pricing for the Nissan Frontier Diesel 2018 is still not available. However, as per market speculations, it is being estimated that the base price will begin from around $19,500 and might reach to almost $28,000 for the higher trims. Though no official date of launch for new Nissan Frontier Diesel has been announced till now, it is expected that the vehicle will be available in the market by end of 2017.

There is no doubt that the pick-up truck industry is facing severe competition as almost all leading automobile brands have launched their line of pickup trucks in the market. Once the 2018 Nissan Frontier Diesel is launched in the market. It will give strict competition to the likes of Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Silverado, Chevrolet Colorado and Mercedes Benz GLT. Time will reveal whether this pickup truck from Nissan will be able to create desired impact or not.

Leave a Comment