The 2020 Frontier features an all-new, 3.8L direct-injection V-6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission – both of which will be key elements in the next-generation Frontier. - Photo: Nissan

The 2020 Frontier features an all-new, 3.8L direct-injection V-6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission – both of which will be key elements in the next-generation Frontier.

Photo: Nissan

Nissan revealed the 2020 Frontier which features an all-new, 3.8L direct-injection V-6 engine and all-new 9-speed automatic transmission – both of which will be key elements in the next-generation, all-new Frontier.

The 2020 Frontier, which marks the last model-year of the current generation, will feature best-in-class horsepower while also providing improved fuel economy and emissions performance, according to Nissan. The truck goes on sale in spring 2020.

Helping celebrate the transition to the next-generation Frontier was Brian Murphy and his 2007 Frontier, which just last week crossed the 1 million mile mark – a true testament to the durability and reliability of the Nissan Frontier.

Nissan's all-new 3.8L engine is using 93% new or redesigned parts. - Photo: Nissan

Nissan's all-new 3.8L engine is using 93% new or redesigned parts.

Photo: Nissan

Nissan's all-new engine is using 93% new or redesigned parts, and the powerplant underwent extensive testing in North America. The engine will be assembled at Nissan's advanced engine facility in Decherd, Tenn., next to the full-size Titan pickup's 5.6L Endurance V-8.

Along with the 49-hpimprovement over the previous Frontier V-6, Nissanb expects the truck's fuel economy to increase. Also contributing to the 2020 Frontier's improved acceleration and fuel economy is the all-new 9-speed automatic transmission designed to maximize powertrain efficiency and provide an enhanced acceleration feel.

"From its roots tracing back more than 60 years, to the current model, Frontier has had a lasting impact on the compact and mid-size truck segments in North America. As Nissan transitions to the next chapter, we celebrate both a proud past and a bright future with the heart of the next Frontier," added Castro.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online

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