New Frontier pickup is getting a redesign, we already wrote about this. But, how does the redesign reflect on its off-road version? The all-new 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x will go on sale at the same time as the regular model. And just like the base trim level, Pro 4x will also largely benefit from the latest overhaul. After all, it is the only move Nissan could make with such strong competitors trying to rule the segment. That includes Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator.
According to numerous reports, the 2021 Frontier will be the new-gen model. For that reason, expect a lot of novelties. That includes exterior revamp, serious interior upgrades and possibly a new V6 engine. Even under the shell, Nissan will deliver a couple of upgrades.
2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x Exterior Look
As we said, all of the Frontier’s trim levels will get a redesign. That includes the off-road 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x version as well. The expectations are big, and the new-gen pickup truck will hopefully deliver it. If the reports are correct, Frontier will stick to its current F-Alpha platform. However, this piece of architecture will suffer a couple of modifications. The mechanics will be closer to the Navara’s global model. Pro 4x will largely benefit from it, especially in the off-roading terms.
On top of that, the suspension is tuned as well. Moreover, new skid plates and off-road tires are in the offer as well. As for the design, we can’t tell how new Navara will look like. Expect a brand-new styling and new exterior features. Frontier 4x will borrow a couple of cues from the new Nissan Navara but it will also introduce unique exterior design.
This is another mystery. No one actually knows how new 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x will look on the inside. Logically, the new-generation model will provide a lot of novelties. The biggest question is, will Nissan deliver Navara’s cabin or opt for something completely different. The most likely outcome is the similar interior design as in the current Frontier model.
Of course, everything will be additionally modernized and more high-quality. That includes more chrome accents, new upholstery, and large displays. Unlike the base model, the Pro 4x version offers sporty seats, unique trims and steering wheel. On top of that, a list of standard amenities will be longer. Furthermore, we can bet on new driver-assistance aids and better safety ratings.
2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x Powertrain
Big changes will happen under the bonnet. The upcoming 2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x will ditch the current 4.0-liter V6. Instead, a new 3.0-liter turbo V6 will become available. This potent engine will deliver 300 horsepower in the regular Frontier pickup.
On the other hand, the off-road Pro 4x variant will get slight tuning and it will deliver between 350 and 400 hp. Another upgrade is the new gearbox. A 7-speed automatic transmission is available and it will provide a smoother ride. Moreover, the customers can opt for a 7-speed manual transmission as well.
2021 Nissan Frontier Pro 4x Price and Release Date
The next-gen Nissan Frontier Pro 4x will cost somewhere between $35,000 and $40,000. This unique off-road version will arrive at the same time as the regular Frontier pickup truck. That will happen in the second half of 2020, probably next fall.