By Aaron Bragman
Both the Nissan Frontier compact pickup truck and its full-size brother, the Titan, are getting long in the tooth. The Titan hasn't had a significant update since its introduction more than a decade ago, and the Frontier is nearly as old — the current generation dates back to 2004, with a mild face-lift in 2009. With the Detroit Three reloading their pickup arsenal this year in both full-size and compact form, the time is more than right for a new round of Nissan trucks, and we've gotten our first peek at what may come.
Nissan's global organization has Tweeted a teaser image of a new pickup truck that will be revealed on June 11. While there is no official word on what this truck will be, we have a few clues and our money is on it being the new Nissan Navara. Nissan North America's official statement is that the Tweet released by an overseas division of Nissan is not an indication of a new Frontier for the U.S. market — but unless Nissan has some special plan for the next Frontier (like making it off of the bigger Titan platform), what we see under the tarp is most likely what we'll see in local showrooms. Whatever the truck is, it's almost certainly not the new Titan — that's a mostly North American-specific model and isn't due to be revealed until sometime next year.
Have a look at the photo and accompanying video (which features Nissan's compact pickups, another hint that this is probably the Navara), and stay tuned on June 11 to see what's coming from the Japanese automaker.
Manufacturer image and video