Nissan Frontier

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The D22 and D40 generations of pickup trucks in the Nissan Datsun truck line are known as Nissan Frontier in the North, Central and South America and Phillipines. It is known as Nissan Navara in most of Europe and Australia and New Zealand, and Nissan Terrano in Chile. The Frontiers are currently built in Smyrna, Tennessee, Spain, South Africa, Thailand, Phillippines, China, Mexico, Brazil and Egypt. The line was started in 1935, and its immediate predecessor is the Nissan Hardbody Truck, which is built in the same factories.

The Frontier – which is the American name for the model known as the Navara in most parts of the world – was introduced in 1997 for the 1998 model year as a replacement for the aging 1986.5–1997 Nissan Hardbody Truck. Nissan first offered the Frontier with a 4-cylinder engine, the KA24DE, but added the V6 engine, the VG33E in 1999.

That changed, with the introduction of the 2000 Frontier Crew Cab. The Crew Cab was the first compact pickup to offer a 4-door body-style in North America. Until that point, crew cabs were heavy duty versions of full-size trucks and were mainly used as commercial vehicles, although four-door compact pickups existed in Asia and Europe for decades.

For 2001, Nissan facelifted the Frontier, introducing bolder styling in an effort to make it more appealing to younger buyers in its second generation. The Frontier was completely redone after the 2004 model year, which later resulted in the suspension of the regular cab model, indefinitely.

Built in Japan from 1997 to 2001. Versions: Single cab, King Cab, Double/Crew Cab. Engines: Petrol 2.4cc and Diesel (2wd and 4wd). Also exported to Central and South America. US production in Tennessee started in 1998 with a Single cab and a King cab, a Crew Cab arrived in 2000. Engines: 2.4 liter I4 and 3.3 V6, 2wd or 4wd, Manual and Automatic. A Spain Plant replaced Japanese Production and exported to Central, South America, and Australasia (Australia and New Zealand}.