Nissan Frontier, Titan To Get Nismo Off-Road Parts
Starting this fall, Nissan’s Nismo brand will go off-road. The Japanese automaker will offer Nismo spare parts not only for the Frontier, but also for its Titan and Xterra models. Parts will also be available on the next-gen Frontier when that model goes on sale for 2021. The new parts line will make its official debut on the 2020 Frontier that the automaker is sponsoring at the Rebelle Rally 2020 off-road event.
Customers will be able to upgrade a host of parts that improve performance and enhance the appearance of the vehicle. Nissan has outfitted a 2020 Frontier with all the goodies, and it looks good even though the overall design is still dated. Nismo will offer a suspension upgrade, new front bumper, off-road lighting upgrade, and new wheels. The upgraded suspension is designed to take the extra weight of larger tires, sturdy bumpers, and all kinds of cargo and equipment needed. The suspension can give the pickup a two inch lift.
Nissan calls its new all-terrain bumper the “first in a series” of all-terrain bumpers for the automaker’s trucks and SUVs. It weighs only 47 kilograms (105 pounds), has two recovery points and can handle a winch. It also has spotlights for additional illumination, like Nismo’s six-inch LED lights. No off-road upgrade would be complete without new wheels, and Nismo offers unique 17-inch units finished in Axis Gray paint and a Nismo center cap.
It’s hard to say, but Nissan has updated the Frontier for the 2020 model year. Under the hood, the automaker slipped its new 3.8-liter V6 developing 310 horsepower (231 kilowatts) and 281 pound-feet. (381 Newton-meters) of torque. It pairs with a new nine-speed gearbox that replaces the date five-speed unit. The spy photos gave us a glimpse of the interior and exterior look of the next-gen Frontier, and it looks like Nismo’s new parts will look great on the new truck. Parts will be available on the 2005-2020 Frontier, 2016-2021 Titan and 2005-2015 Xterra.