Nissan gave us a peek at the new truck without actually showing it

Nissan recently announced a restructuring plan and released a teaser video called “Nissan Next: From A to Z”. The video teased many vehicles, including rejigged Armada, Rogue and the next-gen Z sports car. Nissan also showcased the silhouette of the 2021 Frontier. The truck is due for a big change for 2021, and it looks like the company teased it in this video. However, the changes aren’t glaringly evident.

This Is Our First Glimpse Of The 2021 Frontier

Can You Make Out Anything From This Nissan Frontier Image?
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The pickup truck can be seen passing by the letter ‘F’.

Other than the ribbed roof, hood, and the silhouette, not much can be deciphered here.

A little later into the video, you can see all the vehicles cruising in a line, and that’s where you get a glimpse of the truck again. In the NISMO’s image, the truck had elements visible even in the silhouette image, like the raised stance and flared fenders, but they aren’t prominent here. But, going by the speculations, the 2021 Frontier could have a strong resemblance to the alleged NISMO version. The Frontier can be seen with the LED Daytime Running Lights on and it looks eerily similar to the Frontier NISMO that was leaked earlier this month.

What Changes Can We Expect In The 2021 Frontier?

Nissan's Hoping That a New Engine Will Hold the Frontier Over Until the Next-Gen Model Arrives in 2021 Exterior
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Nissan hasn’t revealed any details about the truck yet, but it did say that the truck will be more aerodynamic than the current model.

CarsDirect had reported the 2021 Frontier will receive a significant price increase. The entry-level S King Cab will be priced at $26,280, excluding the destination charges. This is an increase of $7,644 over the 2019 Frontier, which starts at $18,636. The prices were allegedly disclosed to fleet owners and Nissan hasn’t confirmed it to the general public yet.

For the 2020 model, Nissan made some changes under the hood.

The aging 4.0-liter, V-6 mill was replaced with features an all-new 3.8-liter, V-6 engine that makes 310 horses and 281 pound-feet of torque.

This engine is mated to a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Even the manual transmission and four-cylinder mills and are retired. Other than this, the Frontier could receive a NISMO version that will attract the off-road enthusiasts as well.

How Does Nissan Plan To Sustain?

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The ongoing pandemic has forced many businesses to take bold decisions to make sure they don’t succumb when all this is over. The automotive market is one of the worst-hit sectors and companies are doing their bit to crawl out of this with as little damage as possible. Nissan is one of them and it recently revealed a four-year plan to restructure its business, contain costs, and improve efficiency. The company will shut down the manufacturing plants in Indonesia and Spain, and focus on producing the core models at the North American facility.

The company will also introduce 12 new models over the next 18 months, which could include EVs as well. On the flip side, it plans to reduce its global product line-up from 69 models to 55. Nissan is also looking to capture a share of six-percent globally by the end of the financial year 2023. The Japanese automaker seems determined and we could see some quality products rolling out of the factories within the next two years.

Final Thoughts

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The reinvigorated Nissan seems like a man on a mission. The company is cutting down on expenses wherever possible and has impressive short-term plans. It’ll be interesting to see how the company executes these changes. Coming to the teaser, you can spot the Frontier and the Navara, but the Titan is missing. This means the new model is still a few years away.

Can you list out any other changes in the Frontier apart from the ones we’ve mentioned? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
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Sidd joined the team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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