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2021 Nissan Frontier: Redesign Info & Release Date

Alex Bernstein
Senior Pricing Analyst - February 12, 2020

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The Nissan Frontier is due for a major redesign for 2020. While official details have not yet been released, Nissan has confirmed that the next-generation truck will be built in Canton, Mississippi alongside the Murano, Titan and Titan XD. Industry sources say the next Frontier will be based on the overseas Navara pickup.

While full specs haven’t been released just yet, Nissan has chosen to introduce the next-gen Frontier’s engine in the current truck. The 2020 Frontier will come with a 3.8-liter V6 rated at 310 hp with 281 lb-ft of torque — quite a step up from the outgoing 4-liter V6 rated at 261 hp that the automaker has been selling for many years.

Rumors have swirled suggesting that Nissan may incorporate a 2.8-liter Cummins turbodiesel in the next Frontier offering 200 hp with 380 lb-ft of torque. Such a vehicle could potentially compete with vehicles like the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. However, this has not yet been confirmed.

Release Date

An official release date for the redesigned Frontier has not yet been announced. However, based on the model's typical schedule, we anticipate an on-sale date sometime in the fall of 2020. We will update this page as information becomes available.

Noteworthy competitors to the Frontier include the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, and Chevrolet Colorado.

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