Nissan Debuts Global 2015 Nissan NP300

Nissan NP300 Navara II

Yesterday Nissan debuted the 12th generation of its midsize global pickup truck, the 2015 NP300 Navara. The all-new exterior and redesigned interior is a huge leap forward for the NP300 as it competes with vehicles like the Volkswagen Amarok, Ford Ranger and a host of other midsize work trucks in the highly competitive global market. From Asia to South America to the Middle East, the small global Nissan pickup is popular in just about every country, offering toughness at an economical price. This newest version attempts to inject some much-needed styling as well.

Whether this new Navara offers any hints about what the next Titan or Frontier will look like is anyone's guess, but many of the key assets and core values the design engineers speak about in the videos would play quite well in the U.S. market.

The new Navara will be offered with two engines (one gas, one turbo-diesel), with the TD engine offered in two power-rating configurations. The gas engine is a 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder, while the DOHC turbo-diesel is also same size, but its most powerful version offers 188 horsepower at 3,600 rpm and 335 pounds-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. The new vehicle is said to get 11 percent better fuel economy than the vehicle it is replacing. The Navara will offer a six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmission with a ton of electronically controlled safety features like stability control, an active limited slip, hill descent and hill start assist.

To read the full press release, click here.

(Editor's note: Global vehicles have a different way of designating model years when compared to the U.S. so it has yet to be determined whether Nissan will be identifying this new NP300 as a 2015 entry.)

Manufacturer images

 

Nissan NP300 Navara front II

Nissan NP300 Navara int II

 

Comments

I like what they are trying to accomplish but overall the video wasn't very impressive. And I was turned off by the repeated reference to it being a 'car.'

Styling looks nice. Glad to see diesels making some headway into North America again. Long overdue!

The side looks a lot like the global Colorado

Overall I think it looks pretty good, I wonder if the US version will be butched up at all like GM is doing with the GM midsize twins although I'd much rather have this then square.

Small car with small engine and small balcony, but I like it. It might work for many without access to full size truck.

I do like the interior.

I've read that the Cummins is seriously being considered, which is good.

The 2.8 Cummins is reputed to be good for 195hp and 385ftlb of torque.

The front end matches the current theme for large SUVs and current midsize pickups.

I don't know how the 2.5 non-turbo gas engine will fair.

The 2.5 diesel is a better engine than the 4 litre V6 we used to get in our current Navaras.

Not crazy about the weird creases in the hood, but it looks good otherwise. Hope they bring some sort of diesel over from Europe or offer it with a small Cummins. If they can get around 30 MPG on the highway wit this it will be a winner.

@Jason H.
A Cummins diesel version will get above 33mpg average.

I would expect above 35mpg on the highway.

I do think the smaller compact pickup will better the Colorado in FE.

The diesel Ram will be only an FE winner in the full size arena.

A new Frontier, as with the Titan, is several years overdue in the US. Quibbling about the interior or exterior styling cues is silly. Nissan needed to sh** or get off the pot.

Looks like a great small truck, and the powertrain sounds competitive.

Nissan to kill this mid-size Frontier/Navara for the US.

Nissan will Introduce Smaller, Less Expensive Pickup

http://gas2.org/2014/06/12/nissan-introduce-smaller-less-expensive-pickup/

Another mid-sizer bites the dust in the US just like many here predicted.

Considering the D40 Frontier and Navara were nearly identical twins, to make them different (like current Toyotas Tacoma and HiLux) would be a step backward. They'd probably alter the face for the US market by giving it a lower separate bumper for those who like to replace it with bull bar and a slightly longer wheelbase/box to make it more proportionate. Hope it comes with a more fuel efficient V6 of 3.5 or 4.0 liters in addition to the base 2.5 L I4 and 2.8L Cummins TD. Also the seven-speed auto would be great in addition to the manual six-speed. Love the golden yellowish-orange and brown colors.
Now, along with the next-gen Titan, if they can bring over the Patrol as the Armada...

papa jim, The next gen Titan will be a 2016 model and debut in January at NAIAS. This Navaro/Frontier is not coming to the US and the mid-sizer is being killed altogether allegedly.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHHHHHH a Turbo diesel coming from Nissan in the 2015 later this year???????????? Game just changed again and now beat GMC to the market with mid sized turbo diesel.
I knew GMC would screw the pooch by waiting the extra year to bring the diesel option.
LMAO

I will have a new Nissan Truck sitting in my driveway come Jan :-)

Not a bad looking mid size but I'd like to see a move away from trucks becoming more "car-like" in features, which I am guessing is being driven by the Japanese... I get that everyone likes a comfort experience but some of us still enjoy using our trucks for work purposes.

I guess they have no expectation of this being used as a truck with that front cap. Good luck pushing something like a fence post or large animal, mounting a grille guard or winch, or accidentally hitting a large rock on the trail - because that whole front piece will have to be replaced... instead of tapping out a simple ding in a metal bumper.

Too bad America's not on the same "globe". Id definitely sacrifice some ponies for better mpg those will undoubtedly have.

So apparently this is not happening.

Quote:
Rumor has it that the 2015 Nissan Frontier may not share a design with the new Navara as it always has in the past, but actually be based on the Mexican-market NP300 pickup truck— which is essentially what Americans will recognize as a 1990's Frontier.

http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/2015-nissan-frontier-might-skip-navara-design-after-all-1589587541

However, that same website has an article (which they link to in the posted article) with a bunch of pictures of the new Navara and in which the author repeatedly states that the new Navara is "almost definitely" what the new Frontier will look like. I generally avoid getting my news from websites that so blatantly contradict itself, but going back to the first gen Frontier sounds possible.

@Ken - the rest of the world tend to refer to anything other than commercial trucks as a car.

@ Dave - once again you are partially correct and have omitted a major piece of information.

Nissan WILL kill the mid-sized truck and are going to introduce a true compact truck.

TTAC covered all of this a few days ago.

Once again, I didn't omit anything. I said Nissan will introduce a smaller pickup and kill the mid-sizer.

Dave? I looked at your link. It was a bunch of opinion by a writer with no quotes from Nissan. I highly doubt they will ressurect a decades old chassis that is only on sale in Mexico. Traditionally Nissan has engineered new platforms and shared them. The Titan chassis was used in variations on the Pathfinder, Frontier, XTerra and Armada. Makes no financial sense to drag a chassis from exico and retrofit it.

@Lou,

The TTAC report was from yesterday or last night. Not a few days ago.

The belt line, the hood, the front. It just seems to be derivative from the Chevy.

As for not introducing this, and bringing in an updated older design, I ask two questions:

1. Has anyone heard of disinformation?

2. Did you hear the Nissan exec describe (accurately) how trucks are part of Nissan's heritage?

I think Nissan will introduce to the U.S. a modern and thrifty design.

If Nissan is rolling out a Euro6 diesel for this, the Cummins 2.8 has about zero chance of getting into a Nissan, especially for the US.
The whole D22 thing seem a bit off, as that truck isn't light. Weighed as much as a Gen2 Tacoma.

Smoke, Stay tuned. It was not just an opinion piece by the author, but alleged info from a supplier. Whether this will happen exactly like they describe is anyone's guess. But we can look at big picture:

1) Nissan only wants to talk about the new Titan right now. What Nissan did say was that the Navarro was "NOT an indication of an impending launch of a new Nissan Frontier for the US market."

2) They also said they are "focusing on selling our current Frontier and gearing up for next year's launch of the all-new full-size Nissan Titan."

In my personal opinion, the reason the Frontier wasn't updated very much is because they have other plans. Nissan will unveil the 2016 next gen Titan in Detroit in January and focus on that because that is where the money is.

Nissan will "ranger" the midsize Frontier and let it wither on the vine. If anything new happens with the Frontier, they will go back to small truck. Everybody sees through it now and agrees with Ford. Nobody has been very successful selling both a large mid-size truck that is 90% the size of a full-size along with a full-size. Because we already have full-sizes, the other truck must be a true compact to work in the US.


If the report about a smaller Nissan Frontier is true, it appears they are in agreement with Ford about a true compact and Ranger. This is what some of us have been saying for years and nobody would listen. Maybe with Nissan onboard maybe some of you will from the small pickup mafia will see the big picture.

FLASH BACK:

Ford made two announcements about its trucks today:

Over the past few years, you've heard a number of reasons why there's no Ford Ranger in the U.S.: It's grown to be too big, too expensive, it wasn't engineered with the U.S. in mind, etc. Today, at a meeting with industry analysts and a handful of journalists, Ford's truck program marketing manager Doug Scott finally said what we've known all along: There is room for a new small truck to replace the Ranger. The thing is, it might not be the Ranger.

"It'd have to be a true compact truck," says Scott. "It has to be clearly differentiated from the F-150 in price, size, and fuel economy." Scott says today's not-so-compact pickup trucks just don't do that.Going into further detail, Scott said a truck that's cheap and frugal along the lines of the first Ford Ranger and Nissan "Hardbody" Truck of the 1980s is where the segment needs to head.

The current overseas Ford Ranger is a wholly new vehicle from the one that was last sold in the U.S. in 2011. Ford received two federal exemptions to sell the U.S. Ranger in the States, but with new crash regulations, "We would have needed to engineer a whole new vehicle," says Scott. Overseas, the Ranger is about 7/8 the size of the Ford F-150, and its volume engines are compact diesels.

Scott posited, "Can you build a business case for [a compact truck] and make it work?" He said he could, and Ford's global engineering sharing program known as "One Ford" would perhaps amortize the expenses to make it have a chance. But Scott said anything like it would still be quite a few years off, as Ford is already pushed to find enough engineering talent for its current products. "We're hiring 1,200 engineers this year because we simply don't have enough people," he said.

Scott said he's not sure that the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon replacements will sell all that well because "they look to be a lot like the old ones." The models were designed with Isuzu-sourced engineering and the engines that weren't shared in any other vehicles--outside of a few SUVs--didn't do too well.

Ultimately, Scott thinks that if a small truck is to succeed in the U.S., it has to go back to the compact pickup truck's roots: small, cheap, fun, frugal, and utilitarian. Whether Ford ((OR NOW NISSAN)) will be the first to jump back on that bandwagon is yet to be seen.

Source: Ford

Read more: http://www.automotive.com/news/2014-ford-f-150-svt-raptor-special-edition-debuts-ford-sees-room-for-compact-pickup-133817/#ixzz34S9Y0AeJ

Ford wins yet again.

@Dave - thanks for the link. Isn't digging for more news the responsibility of a journalist?

Your story does confirm that there is a market for a true small truck.

NP300 sounds like the model name of a transfer case.

All these mid-size global trucks look odd to me for some reason, maybe because I'm not used to seeing them. They also all have a similar look to each other.

Steering wheel is on the wrong side.

knock-knock-knock is Toyota there?
The last time the Tacoma was a new model was in 2005.
Its going to be 10 years on the same design.
Nissan is your biggest competition with the Tacoma.
Even the big 3 full size American pickups get better gas mileage than the Tacoma.

@Lou BC--I agree Dave's link confirms more demand for a true compact truck and not a midsize. Whatever Ford does is their business and not everyone has to follow what the Big 2 and Fiat/Chrysler do. As the article on TTAC says that Nissan is not going to release their global truck in the US but instead release a true compact pickup based on an older platform. This would not compete with any full size or midsize pickup if it is a true compact in size. Nissan is not competitive in the US market so what at this point do they have to lose. Sometimes it is better not to compete directly by matching a competitor's product, but instead carve out a niche. Nissan still has the Titan which is a full size but then again it is last place in a market that is glutted in full size pickups. Nissan just needs to role the dice and offer a diesel option.

Looks a lot like the Chevy Colorado to me.

@DeverMike/Paul/Tom Lemon/Greg Baird/TRX4Tom/Dave/Hemi V8/Tom Terrific/sandman 4x4/lautenslager/zveria/Bob/US Truck Driver/Glenn/Jason/Hemi Rampage/smartest truck guy/Maxx/SuperDuty37/Ken/Ron/johnny doe/jim/ALL1/Frank/Idahoe Joe/The Guy/AD/Casey/papa jim/Young Guy/BeeBe/Steve/Chris/The truck guy/Alex/Mr Chow/Yessir/All Americans/Scott/Buy American or say Bye to America/Ram Big Horn 1500/Hemi Monster or whoever you want to call yourself.

Quit the crap, really.

It's getting long in the tooth.

You want to debate, but it has to be on your terms.

Learn to debate with good information, then we might be able to have a decent debate.

Opinions are good, but if they are only your view to support the UAW, then how good are they. Look at what you guys have done to Detroit.

Terror tactics (union tactics) don't work on me.

If PUTC wants the UAW or whatever to control this site I suppose it's their decision.

It's not kids like I've been told by PUTC.

Looking like a Colorado is not a bad thing, but we will not see this truck in the US. Big Al will have to tell us more about it after it hits the Australian market. Looks like a nice truck.

Here is the D23 chassis. The suspension is different than the D20/D22.

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/content/image/2/0/2015_nissan_navara_official_09-0611.jpg

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Built on a new global ladder chassis, the 2015 Navara range will include narrow and wide body types, king and double cab models, matched to four- and two-wheel-drive configurations.
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It also appears the 2.8 Cummins will be available which will meet EuroVI and US emissions. Cummins, Nissan and the US EPA have invested considerable time and money in the ISF Cummins.

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An Australian magazine article.

http://www.themotorreport.com.au/59115/2015-nissan-navara-revealed-australian-debut-next-year

I made bubbles in the tub... with my butt.

GM WINS AGAIN!!!

Dave, Lou, maxx, Jeff:
Bloggers and marketing departments are blowing smoke up your butts. This IS the Nissan Frontier for 2016! Despite what Nissan is saying, those who have seen the U.S.-specification trucks, have confirmed the similarities. The next Frontier has been shown at U.S. dealer conferences since May 2013. Customer clinics have confirmed they look almost exactly identical to this for 2016. Barring some small differences and powertrain choices, this IS the next Frontier for 2016. GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND!

@Big Al--Nice links, I like the Navara. Will you eventually get one for yourself? I know that you have owned Nissan trucks in the past and that you like them.

@carguy1--This is a nice truck. Why is Nissan saying that this will not be the truck? I don't understand.

I don't know Jeff.

Even though I do like Nissans, I'm not devoted to them.

If I did consider a new Navara it would be years off.

My Mazda (read Ford) is providing me with what I need and the reality is the BT50 does what I want, and it's very good at it and cheap to run.

More importantly I want to see the new Nissan top what I drive to encourage other manufacturers to do better.

I've done (as always) considerable research prior to passing a comment or judgment. I don't know if you read on TTAC where I stated that there was going to be two size D23s prior to TTAC's article on the 'small' US/Latino D23.

Here's what I've gotten out of my reading so far.

1. The new D23 will not be like the D20/D23. It is a different truck with a different body and a highly modified chassis and suspension.

2. I wouldn't anticipate a V6 in the US at all. I would expect a 2.5 gasoline and a 2.8 Cummins as the premium engine (sort of a global slant).

3. The so called 'US' variant will come in the same lengths as the wider 'global' version using the exact same chassis and suspension. So narrower has be a little muffed. This would fit into the CAFE footprint quite well, along with the small gas and the EuroVI compliant ISF 2.8 litre Cummins.

4. All pickups will come with every electronic aid that is available on most of our pickups, ie, trailer sway, traction, braking, stability, etc.

5. The interior looks very good. This is one of the most significant areas people look at when buying a vehicle.

Contrary to some of the rubbish on this site the interior is as, or more significant than subtle differences in diff ratio's, engine size/speed, tow capacity, even cab size to a degree.

6. Also, the US D23 will be a small midsizer and not a compact. It will be around the size of your Izuzu or a poofteenth smaller.

7. The weight of the new Navara is supposed to be considerably lighter than the existing Navara, which would take it back to the 1 500kg-1 600kg bracket for a mid-high end crew cab.

The current Navara is similar to the current F-150 in that it is quite a heavy vehicle compared to the 'modern' new midsizers.

So, loosing weight is significant.

Nissan will stick with a steel body, a high tensile and lighter body.

I've done some research into the difference between new and upcoming steel vehicle bodies in comparison to aluminium like the next F-150 and have found that aluminium can give roughly a 40% saving in body weight.

The odd thing is high tensile steel can be made to give 35% weight savings.

So, the move by Ford with the F-150 towards aluminium might be a little premature.

What people don't realise to have the same strength as steel an aluminium component has to weigh between 0.6 to 0.66 the weight of a comparable steel item, but that is mild steel.

Titanium will weigh around 0.57 the weight of mild steel. But titanium is rather expensive and used relatively sparing in a weight sensitive situation.

The smaller Navara will fit in with what I would assume the next Titan will be, an in between pickup a Class 3 on paper to circumvent CAFE, but in reality a 1/2 ton pickup.

It seems Nissan are targeting and creating a niche for itself in the US pickup market. This is a gamble and if it pays off it will keep Nissan pickups on your roads for a while to come.

Maybe when the chicken tax and the anti-diesel regulations will change one day in the US.

But that day is far off, why else would Nissan be going down the path it is?

@Mark Willaims
Thanks, for this article. It is a good piece of journalism.

I do envisage a this turning into a $hit fight.

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The chicken tax has lost the US some trade. But, overall the US is one of the fairer countries to do trade with and the chicken tax is an anomolie, a dumb one at that.

I do think the US would import a significant number of midsizers vs the number or full size exports.

What the chicken tax has done is removed the design and engineering and manufacture of a lucrative global product into other countries. The US could of and should have corned this market globally. But it didn't and now it has to fight to regain if it wants to regain a larger share of the overall pickup market.

It could be exporting billions of dollars worth of vehicles globally of a quintessentially American icon. But it can't, because UAW, US government, Big 3($) shortsightedness.

The US as the land of pickups could of been the centre for pickup manufacturing globally.

The chicken tax has reduced choice in the US to the consumer. There are many competitive and viable products out there globally. Even in Australia it is viable for us to import a Kia light truck the K2900. This truck is imported at the rate of less than one thousand vehicles per year. But, it is viable and gives more choice.

If the manufacturer of a vehicle can offer the massive trim levels that the pickup manufacturers offer, then this shows how little the competition is.

More competition would reduce the number of trim levels, to manufacture cheaper and more competitive products.

Full size trucks, even the aluminium one will remain big sellers in the US. But, as prices will inevitably rise with the use of more exotic materials and gas engines becoming more 'Euro' like.

Like I've stated the direction the US has been heading in has been unsustainable for it's light truck an pickup market and free trade agreements will also change the future look of the US vehicle makeup.

It's a matter of time.

But rather than some of you guys who will argue the virtues of full size trucks, the smaller trucks also have benefits the full size can't offer.

As I've mentioned previously, I'm not a midsize fan, even though some try to create this illusion as a debating topic.

Full size trucks are nice, (except for those stupidly large grilles).

@johny dope, All 'mericum and the other names you go under.

Just sticking your head in the sand regarding products from overseas will not stem them. It will hurt the US.

The full size trucks you guys manufacture are quite good. But just because you want something doesn't mean you view should be thrusted onto others.

That ideal you have of forcing others to do what YOU want is Un-American. Maybe people like you should move to China in a more authoritarian environment where government thinks like you do. Your ideals should marry up to communism quite well.

I don't know Jeff.

Even though I do like Nissans, I'm not devoted to them.

If I did consider a new Navara it would be years off.

My Mazda (read Ford) is providing me with what I need and the reality is the BT50 does what I want, and it's very good at it and cheap to run.

More importantly I want to see the new Nissan top what I drive to encourage other manufacturers to do better.

I've done (as always) considerable research prior to passing a comment or judgment. I don't know if you read on TTAC where I stated that there was going to be two size D23s prior to TTAC's article on the 'small' US/Latino D23.

Here's what I've gotten out of my reading so far.

1. The new D23 will not be like the D20/D23. It is a different truck with a different body and a highly modified chassis and suspension.

2. I wouldn't anticipate a V6 in the US at all. I would expect a 2.5 gasoline and a 2.8 Cummins as the premium engine (sort of a global slant).

3. The so called 'US' variant will come in the same lengths as the wider 'global' version using the exact same chassis and suspension. So narrower has be a little muffed. This would fit into the CAFE footprint quite well, along with the small gas and the EuroVI compliant ISF 2.8 litre Cummins.

4. All pickups will come with every electronic aid that is available on most of our pickups, ie, trailer sway, traction, braking, stability, etc.

5. The interior looks very good. This is one of the most significant areas people look at when buying a vehicle.

Contrary to some of the rubbish on this site the interior is as, or more significant than subtle differences in diff ratio's, engine size/speed, tow capacity, even cab size to a degree.

6. Also, the US D23 will be a small midsizer and not a compact. It will be around the size of your Izuzu or a poofteenth smaller.

7. The weight of the new Navara is supposed to be considerably lighter than the existing Navara, which would take it back to the 1 500kg-1 600kg bracket for a mid-high end crew cab.

The current Navara is similar to the current F-150 in that it is quite a heavy vehicle compared to the 'modern' new midsizers.

So, loosing weight is significant.

Nissan will stick with a steel body, a high tensile and lighter body.

I've done some research into the difference between new and upcoming steel vehicle bodies in comparison to aluminium like the next F-150 and have found that aluminium can give roughly a 40% saving in body weight.

The odd thing is high tensile steel can be made to give 35% weight savings.

So, the move by Ford with the F-150 towards aluminium might be a little premature.

What people don't realise to have the same strength as steel an aluminium component has to weigh between 0.6 to 0.66 the weight of a comparable steel item, but that is mild steel.

Titanium will weigh around 0.57 the weight of mild steel. But titanium is rather expensive and used relatively sparing in a weight sensitive situation.

The smaller Navara will fit in with what I would assume the next Titan will be, an in between pickup a Class 3 on paper to circumvent CAFE, but in reality a 1/2 ton pickup.

It seems Nissan are targeting and creating a niche for itself in the US pickup market. This is a gamble and if it pays off it will keep Nissan pickups on your roads for a while to come.

Maybe when the chicken tax and the anti-diesel regulations will change one day in the US.

But that day is far off, why else would Nissan be going down the path it is?

Real Lou BC - I found the address you were looking for and I've noted it below. Been at the place a few times, you were right it was great. Anyway here is the address enjoy!

1042 Davie St. (Burrard St.)
Vancouver, BC

If you are ever in this neck of the woods I recommend my hangout:

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Darlinghurst

@ALL1
I know it's hard for a "real man" like yourself to ask for help.

You don't really need to keep on with the façade;)

Oh, what's 7 500lbs that I discussed.

I was discussing 6 700lbs, but you do argue on miniscule semantics when you don't have a plausible argument.

This is the third time I'll tell you. My door is open for you young guys when you need some direction and guidance.

Just ask.

BIG RETARD FROM DUMB F%^K LAND I do not post under different names. If I have something to say I say it, don't get pissed off at me cause you offend a bunch of people on here and they disagree with you and you retard idea's.

Well also looks like Isuzu truck as well as the Colorado, bought an 2014 Isuzu V-Cross CrewCab in Thailand beginning of March and luving it, 3.0 liter diesel with 5 spd auto, consistently gets 38 miles per imp gallon, hopefully when these smaller trucks with the diesel in America will do the same and should as long as the EPA doesn't get a hold of them

@Ken,
A Ford F350 would still be a car. Trucks are something over 10,000lb GVWR and you cannot run to the local shop to get an ice cream.

@Big Al from Oz,
I have heard of similar outputs to the current Renault sourced units for the Cummins.

I am attracted to hot sweaty guys that drive Nissan Patrols. Anyone here drive a Patrol?? Hit me up. *wink* *wink* :)

@Dave, Never trust that garbage site TTAC or your're going to get burned!

Reports Say Next Nissan Frontier to Revert to Decades-Old Platform, Our Sources Do Not Concur
http://blog.caranddriver.com/reports-say-next-nissan-frontier-to-revert-to-decades-old-platform-our-sources-do-not-concur/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+caranddriver%2Fblog+%28Car+and+Driver%29

"Citing a source at an unnamed supplier, the report claims that Nissan is trying to engineer the old D22 technology to pass crash and emissions tests “with flying colors.” The report goes on to state that ditching the current model’s F-Alpha platform in favor of the D22 would save hundreds of pounds of weight and reduce development costs, although, according to the supplier, they’re not having an easy time modernizing the architecture for crash compliance. We can’t imagine why.

2014 Nissan NP300 Navara

We find—as do our own sources close to Nissan with whom we spoke today—this scenario to be extremely unlikely. Unless Nissan plans to introduce a Frontier and a Frontier Lite, it contradicts what we were told by a Nissan spokesman yesterday, which was that the new Navara will serve as the basis for the next Frontier, but that our truck wouldn’t appear for a handful of years. Indeed, the next Frontier might not come to America until the NP300 Navara is due for its first face lift."

More at the link. You can whipe your A$$ with the stuff that comes from ttac. They were also called out on their lies about the Super Duty.

Thanks. I should have known. TTAC is incredibly unprofessional and got their press fleet access turned off. I wouldn't trust TTAC to tell me the time of day.

funny to see the morons on this site slag TTAC when that site does not have the troll problem this site does.



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