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A mid-size pickup truck segment offers so many reliable models nowadays. Besides the Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier is another model you should pay attention to. The 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will also arrive later this year. Nissan will introduce numerous upgrades on the Frontier model and diesel powertrain is just some of them.
In order to stay competitive, Frontier will arrive with further exterior changes. On top of that, the price will be affordable, as before. Moreover, Frontier Pro-4x version is another interesting choice. Overall, Nissan made Frontier a complete package that looks upscale and it delivers great performance.
2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel Exterior Review
The upcoming pickup truck will get further exterior upgrades. The 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will get slightly different styling cues. Styling now looks more aggressive and subtle at the same time. Frontier may look rugged but some of the parts are really subtle. Side doors are perhaps the finest example. The front end looks sharper and meaner.
Grille and headlights will stay intact on the other hand. Frontier will gain new optional wheels and new exterior colors. The mid-size pickup will also offer numerous off-road features and most of them are optional. Dimensions are the same as on the current model. Frontier Diesel will look exactly the same as the regular gasoline variant.
The all-new 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will also get some refinements from the inside. That includes a longer list of standard features, for the start. On top of that, Nissan Connect infotainment system is updated and the cabin will look more modern. Design is borrowed from the company’s lineup of sedans.
That means the Frontier pickup will borrow some cues from the Altima and Maxima models. Nissan also promised a more practical cabin but the layout will largely remain. King Cab and Crew Cab configurations are available. Legroom is ample in both variants. Moreover, Frontier is a comfortable pickup. However, if you want the best possible comfort, you’ll have to buy optional leather upholstery.
Engine Specs and Towing Rate
Nissan will provide one significant change under the bonnet. The 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will offer three engine choices. A 2.5-liter gasoline engine remains standard. This unit can produce up to 155 horses and 175 lb-ft of torque. A 4.0-liter V6 is optional and it delivers 265 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. Both gasoline engines are available with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
Currently, Frontier can tow up to 6,500 pounds. The highlight of the 2020 model will be a new diesel powertrain. This engine will become available only in the United States, at least for now. A 2.3-liter diesel engine will arrive and it will generate over 300 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, horsepower figures are not available yet. However, from some rumors, this model will provide a combined fuel economy of 22 mpg.
2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2020 Nissan Frontier Diesel will cost more than the regular gasoline version. The base model starts at $21,000. However, the diesel variant will be priced at $25,000. The mid-size pickup will offer numerous trim levels.
Upper trims will cost over $30,000 which is still an affordable price for the segment. Nissan’s newest pickup according to the latest report will hit the dealerships later in 2019.