Chicago 2014: Nissan Displays Diesel Frontier

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chicago 2014 nissan displays diesel frontier

What you’re looking at is a diesel powered Nissan Frontier. For now, it is not a production model, but Nissan is apparently studying it for production. Like its big brother, the next-gen Nissan Titan, there is a Cummins diesel, but it’s a 4-cylinder, not a V8. Displacing 2.8L and putting down an estimated 200 horsepower and 350 lb-ft, the Frontier uses a ZF 8-speed automatic to put power to the ground.

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  • Daviel Daviel on Feb 06, 2014

    I'd buy one of these.

  • Banger Banger on Feb 06, 2014

    10/10 would buy. But only if they'll man up and let me have a proper three-pedal version.

  • Ajla Ajla on Feb 06, 2014

    I think RAM is really going to regret not using a Cummins diesel in their non-HD line.

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    • Balreadysaid Balreadysaid on Feb 08, 2014

      @Big Al from Oz cummins is making a statement in the new internationals. being offered as optional engine because of the urea. international now has a big truck with urea first time ever I think.

  • Beerboy12 Beerboy12 on Feb 06, 2014

    If I am not mistaken this would then be the only diesel mid-size truck in the US market! I like the Frontier. I had a look at a new one in a parking lot. Good size, good space inside the cab and it looked good. if I was in the market for a truck it would be on the list. My list would include mid-size, 4X4, double cab and preferably diesel... actually only diesel. The torque profile of a diesel in a truck makes so much more sense to me.

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    • Balreadysaid Balreadysaid on Feb 08, 2014

      @Les that would be what electric motors deliver. full torque at no rpm