Nissan has not exactly been a leader in pickup truck sector but the company is keen on changing its fortune. The Japanese carmaker is busy sprucing up its entire car portfolio for 2019 and the existing trucks are also being spruced up as a result. The new 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel is a midsized truck that has been in the market for a long time and it has been revamped. The truck may also get a diesel power train in selected markets as per the updates. The new Frontier will lock horns with popular rivals like the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. It will also face steep competition from the upcoming Ford Ranger.
2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Of late, the test prototype of 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel has been spotted a number of times. Despite the layer of padding covering the test vehicle- some design changes are evident. The short bed apparently has raised side rails and wheels are blacked out. It looks like a crew cab model. This Nissan Frontier Diesel 2019 is likely to get large bumpers, new grille and LED lamps. It will be offered in king and crew cab setup eventually. Some changes are also expected in the cabin of the upcoming Nissan Frontier. The cabin is expected to be quieter than the previous model.
2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel – Engine Specifications
The 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel may get the well known DOHC 4.0-liter V6 engine making 261 hp. However, a new diesel power train may also be offered which will be sold in few markets. The engines will get mated to 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. The highest towing capacity will be around 3500 pounds.
The 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel will get enough amenities and new safety technologies. Apart from the regular trims, it will also be released in a special Midnight Edition package. The Crew Cab SV trim can only be sold in this setup. It gets gloss black step rails, gloss black alloy wheels, gloss-black grille, black side mirrors.
While there are plenty of airbags in cabin, the 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel still lags behind most rivals in safety front. There is no sensor based driver alert tech available. The Nissan Connect infotainment setup is present and it offers good ease of usage and Smartphone integration along with Bluetooth. The touch display unit is bright and simple to use.
Nissan Frontier NP300 Diesel truck
Nissan is selling the Nissan Frontier NP300 Diesel truck in Mexico and it may later be sold in other markets too. The truck has a powerful 2.5-liter turbo-diesel engine under the hood. It is clubbed with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. A beefier version with enhanced output is also available. It is not known if the company will offer a version with 2.8-liter Cummins turbo-diesel unit under the hood but the rumors are doing the rounds. It has amenities like LED lights, keyless start, heated seats, climate control etc.
The Nissan Frontier gets mild updates and those help it stay relevant. The diesel version will help it take on segment rivals better but final pricing is yet to be known.