Though it might not be making as much of a stir as a new diesel GMC Canyon or Toyota Hilux on its debut, the site of a nascent compact Nissan pickup will bring either delight or disdain to its small group of followers. The above brown pickup is what we will likely be seeing stateside to replace the aging Frontier, also called the Navara in some markets. Sadly the cheesy LED DRLs show up on even entry level pickups these days, but we are not so sad about the 2.5 liter diesel that’s packed into the car overseas.
Though there are no definite indications that specific oil burner will show up stateside, we can always hope: on tap is just under 200 horsepower and 332 ft-lbs of torque, which is not too far off the 197 horsepower and 369 ft lbs offered in the globally selling Chevrolet Colorado diesel pickup. For those chomping at the bit for an official reveal with some details, you’ll have to wait until June 11 to get the full scoop. The current mills found in the 2014 Frontier include a 261 horsepower 4 liter ‘six with 281 ft-lbs of torque and a 152 horsepower 2.5 liter ‘four with 171 ft-lbs.
-By: Sawyer Sutton