2020 NISSAN FRONTIER – SAME BODY, NEW ENGINE

Nissan has decided to offer the same old truck with a brand new heart to run with a brand new transmission. It is sort of a taste of the new in the old. Nissan revealed at a reception that the all new 3.8L direct injection V6 engine mated with n all new 9-speed automatic transmission will be turning up in the 2020 model of the Frontier even though it will reside in the old body. It will pack 310hp and 281 lb-ft of torque.

At the celebration of the transition to the next generation of frontier trucks, Brian Murphy, a Chicago resident was present with his 2007 Frontier that just crossed the 1 million mile mark last week which is a testimony of the durability and reliability of the Nissan Frontier. The ‘Million Mile’ Frontier is a rear-wheel-drive, 4-cylinder, 5-speed manual King Cab pickup truck which he bought to try on a million miles. He said that the original clutch did 801,000 miles while the timing chain was replaced as a preventive measure at 700,000 miles. Radiator and alternator both lasted about 450,000 miles. He was however given a new Frontier truck with a V6 engine and power windows. He said he’d have to find other means of exercising.

The full-size Titan pickup truck will have a new 5.6L Endurance® V8 engine. Even though power has increased in the Frontier by 49hp, fuel economy is expected to improve because of the all-new 9-speed automatic transmission system. Rear wheel drive remains standard while a 4WD option is available. The same body options will go on; extended cab, crew cab which either comes as a long or short bed.

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