(Chicago, Illinois) Nissan’s Fred Diaz posed a question at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show press conference. Should Nissan build a Frontier midsize pickup truck powered by a Cummins turbo diesel engine to be sold in North America?
More specifically, this Frontier Diesel Runner has a 2.8-liter four cylinder Cummins capable of “nearly 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque” according to Nissan. The company also predicts this powerful diesel will provide a 35% improvement in fuel economy over the current 4.0L gasoline V6. It calculates to approximately 29 MPG on the highway in the 2WD model.
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Andre Smirnov is a life-long automotive enthusiast, writer, reporter, and software engineer. He has been a contributor at TFL since 2011. When not working or spending time with the family – you can find him tinkering in the garage or simply ‘going for a drive’.