Nissan Unveils New NP300 Frontier Pickup

Posted by: Kenny Chan onJune 11th, 2014


Last week Nissan had posted a new pickup truck that had a white cover draped over top of it and said news will be coming out today. Today, they kept that promise and announced the 12th generation Nissan NP300 Navara (sold as the Frontier outside of Asia). There was a small chance that Nissan was doing a mid-cycle refresh of the Titan but all signs were pointing to a new Frontier debut, the most obvious of which were the roof racks visible under the white cover. The new Frontier gets the updated V-motion front-end design found on all the latest Nissan models and an updated pair of headlights with LED daytime running lights. The front-end updates and the blacked out B-pillar instantly makes the current Frontier look dated. I bet many Frontier owners will be heading to the dealers to put their orders in. The new Frontier will be available in two new colors, Earth Bronze and Savannah Yellow (pictured above). Savannah Yellow looks nice on the Frontier, but looks more like orange to me than yellow.

“The Nissan New NP300 Navara sets new benchmarks for performance, toughness, versatility and running costs; all the qualities that are critical for pickup users,” adds Andy Palmer, Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer.

Nissan didn’t announce any engine options for the Frontier, but the Navara in Europe will be getting an improved verison of Nissan’s 2.5L turbo diesel good for 188 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. Buyers in Europe and Asia can also opt for a 2.5L inline 4 gas engine if they don’t want the diesel option. Both engines will be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission with an optional 7-speed automatic. The 7-speed automatic provides for low fuel consumption at slow speeds as well as better acceleration, expanded gear ratio for wider range of speeds, and smooth acceleration and shifting. The 6-speed manual features enhanced fuel efficiency from low to high gear, while its optimized shift stroke makes for quick and effortless gear changes.

Pictures of the Earth Bronze paint and interior can be found after the break along with a video of the new Frontier in action.

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