Production of the all-new Nissan Frontier is underway in Mississippi
The badge is Japanese but the car is all-American
I'm not gonna lie, it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand which is vehicle is which - and for what - when it comes to manufacturers' line-up. Especially when it comes to car brands like Nissan because the European division and the North American division only have a few vehicles in common.
Nissan North America currently sells four sedans, the Leaf, the GT-R, seven SUVs (including the all-electric Ariya), three vans and two trucks, including the 2022 Frontier you see here which, unlike the other truck (Titan), is actually available in the UK and the Europe, where it is marketed and sold as the 'Navara'.
The all-new Frontier comes in with a cool name and an all-american construction as it is built and assembled at Nissan's Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi. It is scheduled to hit showrooms in late summer 2021, powered by a 310-hp, 3.8-liter V6 which, by the way, is also built in the US (in Tennessee).
The cabin is mostly utilitarian but it also includes a couple of useful and modern features, such as the 7-inch instrument cluster and the 9-inch touchscreen, which also incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in WiFi, a 360-degree camera and wireless charging.
The 2022 Nissan Frontier, with a max towing capacity of up to 6,720 lbs and a max playload of up to 1,460 lbs, is priced at $27,190 (MSRP).