The truck is the 2015 Nissan Frontier Cummins Diesel Runner. What we really did not know was that Nissan was taking into consideration placing a diesel engine under the hood of its small vehicle, the Frontier. Exactly price is not known still. Style is very similar with previous model.
Styling and Under the hood
The Diesel Runner’s outside is reasonably unchanged from the stock Frontier Desert Runner on which it started life as. A catchy graphics package spices up the appearance, complete with repainted tires front and back. The wheels are typical tools for the production Desert Runner, but for this application, Nissan included some character with the red-lipped tires out back.
The greatest change is in the hood. It’s molded from clear plastic and covered with a matte-grey finish, save for a huge Cummins logo design left clear with the company name scripted in the facility. Not just does the graphic aid brand name the partnership between Nissan and Cummins, it lets passer-bys peer into the engine bay to locate the diesel powerplant.
Changes to the inside are minimal too. Red carpet and red trim pieces replace the original black exhibition. Many recognizable are the 3 auxiliary determines positioned atop the facility console. A pyrometer (exhaust gas temperature level), increase gauge and transmission temperature gauge support keep the vehicle driver notified concerning under-hood statuses.
Shared as an idea, the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner powered by Cummins bowed at the Chicago program filled with real-world possibility. Styled by Nissan Design America in San Diego, California, in combination with Nissan Global Design Center in Atsugi, Japan, tis show vehicle is based on a 2014 Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 pickup.
2015 Nissan Frontier Cummins Prices
There’s absolutely no word on pricing yet as this Frontier is just an idea. Nevertheless, that’s not visiting stop us from hypothesizing. The 2014 Nissan Frontier Desert Runner in Crew Cab configuration on which this concept is based has a beginning price of $26,200. Figure in the average expense of going for the oil burner, and you’re considering an addition $5,000 to $6,000 price. [Note: Opting for the diesel in a lot of HD trucks expenses upwards of $7,000, so we figure costs would drop for the smaller sized, much less effective I-4 diesel in the mid-size classification]
Bringing diesels to the midsize vehicle market is a win-win for everyone. Even more power and torque aid carry lots better while synchronised getting better gas gas mileage. The two downsides to going diesel have actually typically been buy-in prices and greater business expenses. Although routine oil projects might set you back additional, diesels tend to last longer in between rebuilds than their gas counterparts. It’s the aged dilemma of ‘choose your toxin.
+ LOVE IT
30-percent boost in fuel performance.
Lots of low-end torque.
The Cummins nameplate is without a doubt awesome.
– LEAVE IT
Greater buy-in price.
Higher operating budget.
We’ll have to wait a few years before this really happens.