Australia’s CarAdvice reports that Nissan may produce a NISMO version of its new Navara midsize pickup. Now the Navara may not exactly be the next-generation Frontier for our shores, but it’ll be based on the Navara and should be pretty damn close, especially when they’re paying close attention to GM’s latest moves with the midsize pickup market.
While there maybe a Navara NISMO edition according to CarAdvice, at least for foreign markets, this could possibly hint at a new NISMO version of the Frontier when it gets replaced in the near-future. This could be a step to follow Toyota’s recent move to make a TRD version of its Tacoma midsize pickup. GM is also making a sportier version of its new Colorado.
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The Navaro’s influence on the next-gen Frontier could be hinted by recent words from NISMO’s global boss of sales and marketing, Darren Cox, who said: “In terms of product we need to be credible, a pickup would be a massive seller for Nissan all around the world as it’s very much a global product,” Cox said. “NISMO has to be a credible production car from Nissan that’s sporty and therefore we study the implications of that, a pickup could be an interesting product because of its global nature when we go into other markets.”