We’ve been hearing a lot of stories about a pickup from Nissan’s luxury divisions and it looks like they are getting pretty loud once again. These days, we can find reports that suggest a model called the 2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck, which would bring luxury to the pickup segment. At this point, the officials are still quiet, so we should take everything with a big reserve, including the following paragraphs.
As the officials are still quiet, there is a lot of room for speculations. There some many possibilities for this pickup truck, even in terms of the base design characteristics. It may go full-size, it may be compact. Moreover, it could also come riding on a unibody chassis. Therefore, we’ll consider all three possibilities.
2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck Redesign
The first and most logical option is to see a full-size pickup. This makes sense because Nissan already produces a model called Titan. So, Infiniti’s model would use the same mechanics, as well as the same 5.6-liter V8 engine. On the other hand, it would come with a completely different aesthetics, based on Infiniti’s latest design language.
Of course, this would also mean a significantly upgraded interior, with much finer materials and more luxury features. Also, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck would come in a crew cab layout only.
The problem with this layout is that such a model would cost a real fortune. Therefore, chances to become popular are really small, and Infiniti can’t afford such a scenario, considering that the current lineup isn’t doing particularly well.
The second and also very possible scenario for the 2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck is to see it in a smaller package. This particularly makes sense if we consider that Nissan has just redesigned the Frontier. So, we would see a luxury pickup based on a completely new design, even though we are talking about a good-old F-Alpha platform.
Once again, it’s easy to presume that the mechanics would remain the same. On the other hand, the styling would be different. Furthermore, we could easily see different engine options as well. The new Frontier comes with a new 3.8-liter V6, which puts out around 310 horsepower. While it’s a pretty capable engine, we presume that most buyers would like to see something more powerful, such as a 3.0-liter turbo V6, which will power the next-generation 400Z as well.
If you look at today’s market, it’s pretty clear that pickups aren’t just working machines anymore. Pretty much every model comes in a number of pretty luxurious variants, which are everything but work mules. Simply, some drivers like to drive a vehicle that looks like a pickup but actually rides much better. That’s why we are about to see two completely new unibody pickups in the near future – Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Fe. Of course, the well-known Honda Ridgeline has been practicing this form for more than 15 years.
If we presume that the unibody 2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck would probably be a mid-size pickup, it’s easy to find a model that could serve as a basis. Of course, we are talking about the upcoming next-generation QX60. We presume that the two models would share not just mechanics, but most of the aesthetics as well. Of course, this would also mean the same powertrain, which would include a well-known 3.5-liter V6, paired with a new 9-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck Release Date
As you can see, there are numerous possibilities for the 2022 Infiniti Pickup Truck. However, the fact is that this is just a rumor and that the officials are still quiet. Most likely, this pickup won’t happen so soon and that other premium carmakers won’t experiment with pickups for some more time. In any case, that this article with a big reserve.