Nissan has finally dropped the curtain on the 2015 Nissan Frontier with an all-new design featuring elongated headlamps with LED daytime running lights and a modified version of Nissan’s U-shaped radiator grille along with a more sculpted front bumper and curved hood. Changes continue in the back with an integrated spoiler and larger tail lamps, all of which combine to soften the truck’s edges giving it a more fluid look. You’ll also have your choice of several body styles including King and Crew cabs combined with two bed lengths.
The interior has taken a turn from truck to SUV with a curved center console, configurable TFT screen, and a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. Higher trim levels can opt for things like push-button start and a color touch screen located in the center stack.
The specs on the new 2015 Nissan Frontier will vary from country to country, as will its name. The Nissan Navara pictured here is pretty much identical to what we’ll be getting in the United States. The Navara, which will be sold in Europe, will get two engine choices. There will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine available with 163 horsepower and 297 lb-ft. of torque or a 190 horsepower version with 332 lb-ft. of torque. A gasoline powered 2.5-liter four-cylinder will also be available.
A six-speed manual transmission will be standard with an optional seven-speed automatic which promises better gas mileage and performance. Power is sent to the the rear wheels or to all four wheels depending on the vehicle’s configuration with the four-wheel drive version get features like Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist.
Expect to see the 2015 Nissan Frontier on sale in US showroom by the end of the year.
Here’s the official reveal video…
And take a look at the 2014 Nissan Frontier PRO-X taking on our Ike Gauntlet towing test…
Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.