Next generation Nissan Frontier reportedly getting diesel option

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Updated Jul 24, 2017

Nissan made big news in 2015 when it revealed its 2016 Titan XD diesel—a 5/8-ton entrant equipped with a larger frame than its Titan sibling and a Cummins 5.0-liter turbo diesel.

Now, the automaker—which hovers only above Honda in U.S. truck sales—is reportedly going to offer a 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel in its completely revamped midsize Frontier, according to Torque News.

Nissan has already been making a diesel option available in its Renault Navara, the European equivalent of the Frontier. (The 2018 Mercedes X-Class pickups, which Nissan helped to develop, are based on the Navara.)

Two other engine options are expected for the redesigned Frontier: a 2.5-liter four cylinder and a 4.0-liter V6, both of which will crank out more power than their predecessors.

Torque News is also reporting that the new Frontier will have a completely new look that will make use of aluminum body panels.

Last month, TFLTruck reported that it’s optimistic that the next gen Frontier will be getting an oil burner under the hood.

Note: A prior version of this story reported that the 2018 Frontier would be getting the diesel option and redesigned body. However, it’s not clear when all of these changes are in store, and Cummins and Nissan still aren’t talking.