If you were looking for a new Nissan Titan or Frontier anytime soon, you're in for a disappointment. According to reports, the next Titan is still several years away — maybe as many as four — and not likely to have any real changes until after many of the bigger players (Ford, Ram Truck, Chevy and GMC) come out with their new trucks. Frontier changes aren't likely to happen until after the full-size Titan debuts.
According to Car and Driver's website, Nissan sources have confirmed the next Titan is still several years away. We have no doubt Nissan is fully aware that the new Titan has to be much better than the current model and will need to offer quite a few class exclusives. The short article makes note that some technological progress has been made due to the development of the new NV vans, which use a modified Titan frame, but much more has to be done.
Many know that Chrysler (then owned by Cerberus Capital Management) and Nissan were in development of a common platform for a next-generation half-ton, but that dissolved when truck sales slid and the Chrysler went into bankruptcy. That left Nissan scrambling and, as a consequence, far behind its target production dates. Still, our guess is we'll see something from the engineering team for the 2015 or 2016 model years.
Unfortunately for all those Nissan Frontier fans, it looks like they'll have to wait even longer. Also based off a modified version of the Titan platform, a new Frontier looks like it will have to wait for its time in the spotlight until after the Titan is complete.