Report of Canaltech already felt the adrenaline drive a Nissan Frontier time of presentation event of a Japanese cargo truck, with the right to venture into the jungle trails of Puerto Iguazu, on the border between Brazil and Argentina. And, at the time, he reported here that he was left with a taste for wanting more.
Now, after spending a week with the model, in its highest version, the PRO 4X, we killed that desire and were able to put together, in a list, 5 good reasons for you to buy a Nissan Frontier. .
5 – Design
The modification that Nissan prepared for the 2023 Frontier line left a good impression. A face-to-face meeting, for example, is an exhibition in itself. Ricardo Abe, General Product Manager at the automaker, explained why the brand adopted such a bold look for the headlights.
“The headlights now have four LED tanks on each side. This increases the efficiency by 20% for the low beam and 30% for the high beam. The high beams, by the way, turn off automatically at night, as soon as the camera on the windshield detects a car going in the opposite direction. It is a very big change”, explained the executive.
4 – Technology
In the past, pickup trucks were vehicles designed to handle heavy duty tasks only, without worrying about providing comfort or good infotainment packages to consumers. The 2023 Nissan Frontier is proof of that, and technology is the second of the 5 reasons to buy the model.
The instrument panel has increased from 5 to 7 inches, improving the visualization and distribution of functions on the panel. The multimedia center, however, remained unchanged, with the same 8 inches and compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay through the cable.
You can’t fail to mention the two-zone digital climate and, of course, the Safety Shield, which focuses on safety (and we will quote later), but is also prepared according to technology.
3 – Active security
Safety was a concern for Nissan in the development of the new generation Frontier. Ricardo Abe, once again, shared with the report Canaltech some important points that were considered in the design of the image.
“We worked a lot with its technology part and the Safety Shield part, which is focused on safety. We used a camera on the windshield, in the middle part, and a radar, as well as two radars on the back. The active safety part also has frequency controls. (LDP), which signals and makes adjustments itself, if necessary. The car breaks the wheels on the other side of the lane you are approaching, if you do it without knowing it, or if you don’t signal the turn.”
The safety package designed for the new Nissan Frontier still includes other services that were introduced in the 2023 version and were not part of the list of additions to those sold now:
Advanced Forward Collision Warning (PFCW);
Intelligent Brake Assist (FEB);
Driver Attention Alert (DAA);
Height and Weight Assistant (HBA)
Blind Spot Alert (BSW);
Blind Spot Intelligent Assistant (BSI);
Moving Object Detection (AVM + MOD);
360 degree camera;
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
2 – Multiple abilities
Presented by the brand managers as an image that can “go anywhere”, the Nissan Frontier, in fact, seems ready to face all areas, as is its versatility.
At that time it was on loan to Canaltech for the preparation of the review and other materials, it has been found to have enough agility to be used in urban traffic, power and performance to do well on the highway and, of course, the power to serve its primary purpose, which is to carry loads.
The Japanese pickup comes with four different driving modes (Standard, Sport, Off Road and Tow). The product worked hard on suspension and damping to provide more comfort and stability. It changed the rear window to reduce wind noise and the bucket is deeper and lighter, allowing to open and close the lid with one hand.
1 – Use / comfort
Let’s finish the list of 5 reasons to buy a Nissan Frontier with the combo: Utility + comfort. As it is a heavy truck, with a 190 horsepower biturbo engine, the numbers recorded during his time at Canaltech can be considered quite positive.
Nissan Frontier delivered a consumption of about 9.1 km/l in city and 12.5 km/l in urban areas. It is similar to what other competitors register, such as the Toyota Hilux, the Ford Ranger Or Chevrolet S10 and, therefore, closes our list nicely.
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