2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel: Release Date, Price and Specs


The antique current generation of this mid-size truck will be replaced soon, finally. While the original model and its redesign had a pretty quick turnaround, the second generation of it came in 2004 and it is still on the market. Everyone agrees that this is way too much for today’s standard, even if we are talking about vehicles that are primarily working machines.

Latest reports suggest that we are about to see the third generation, finally. Despite its age, the current model still marks some pretty decent results in terms of sales. Still, that is mostly because of its super-affordable price. Someone who looks for a modern truck, definitely won’t choose this one over Tacoma or Colorado. So, the company is finally going to redesign it. Moreover, we are about to see an oil-burner version as well, as the 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel.

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2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel Redesign

Considering the age of the current model, this redesign is about to bring some significant novelties. The 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel will follow all these changes and probably won’t be too much different other than the department under the hood. Of course, the most important thing about the new model will be a new platform. This truck has always been closely related to the Navara. For those who don’t know, this used to be a pretty much same truck, just offered internationally, outside North America.

The Navara was redesigned four years ago, the Frontier wasn’t and why is that, we don’t know. According to the latest reports, the new model, including the 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel version is about to get the same architecture, with a 4-year delay. Some further modification on the chassis is very possible. These would make the new truck more up to date, more competitive with other models in the class.

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2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel Styling

The current Frontier is very old and it looks like that. We didn’t see too many changes for these 14 years, so expect a huge gap in terms of styling between the new and outgoing model. Without any doubt, the new 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel will feature the same styling as standard gasoline versions. This means a shape that will be hugely based on the current-generation Navara. Still, consider that the Navara is about to get a major update soon, so the new 2019 Frontier should also adopt these new design solutions. How all this will look like, it is hard to tell. In any case, expect to see much more style than before. Today’s truck is not just working machines but also comfort-oriented vehicles, so exterior styling plays an important role when we are talking about the things that could attract more customers.

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2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel Interior Design

Just like we’ve mentioned, comfort plays an important role in modern trucks, so we expect from Nissan to put a lot of efforts in this aspect of the truck. Of course, the Navara will once again serve as an inspiration. The new truck is about to come with a modern cabin, full of quality materials and tech features. Technology is also an aspect where we are about to see a huge gap between the two generations.

The new model should already in base variants feature things like a touchscreen infotainment system, Bluetooth, USB ports, and similar things, but also practical features like a household power outlet. Also, expect to see a lot of comfort inside this cabin, which should offer a lot of space for the passengers. Speaking of the passengers, expect various cabin configurations, like before. The offer will start with work-oriented single cab models, but versions with two rows of seating will definitely be more popular.

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2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel Engine

We are finally about to write a few words about the most distinctive part of this truck. So far, the Frontier was available with gasoline engine only, just like most other mid-size trucks in North America. Still, the newer generations of these vehicles include oil-burners as well. The Chevy Colorado offers a familiar 2.8-liter engine for yours. Toyota Tacoma is also about to come with a diesel engine soon, so an oil-burner version of the Frontier seems like a certain thing.

However, the 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel specs are yet to be announced. The Navara comes with multiple diesel engine offer and one of these, maybe two should find the place under the hood of the new model as well. One of the first units that come to our minds is a familiar 2.5-liter engine from Nissan. It is good for about 190 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Another engine that can be found in Navara is a smaller 2.3-liter unit. This one comes from Mercedes-Benz but it is heavily based on Renault’s famous dCi engine. It features a max output of either 160 or 188 horsepower, while a max torque goes around 300 or 330 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, there is a chance to see something bigger and more capable. The new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, which is heavily based on the current-generation Navara, features a bigger 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine, which has a max output of 255 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. Depending on the engine, the transmission would be either 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic.

2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel Release Date and Price

The new generation of this mid-size truck is about to come soon. We have no doubt that 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel will come along with gasoline versions. That should happen sometime in the next year. When it comes to the price, it is still hard to predict some more precise numbers. At the moment, most reports suggest that the base diesel versions will probably go around 25.000 dollars. More precise figures will be known after we find out more details about the engine.

2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel Competition

Although diesel engines aren’t that popular in North America, the 2019 Nissan Frontier Diesel will have several strong competitors. Of course, the first model that comes to our minds is Chevy Colorado, which offers a diesel version for years. Also, Toyota Tacoma is about to launch a version with diesel engine soon. Finally, the famous Ford Ranger is coming back to the U.S. market and there is a big chance to see a diesel version in the offer as well.

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