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I searched and found and old thread discussing what the 2017 Frontier will be like.

Most of my internet searches comes up with two possibilities for the Frontier in 2017.
1, It will just be an update with no real changes to engines, transmissions, body style. It will be 2018 for a new redesign. Though possible diesel engine available.
2. The 2017 will be delayed until sometime late 2017 that will be a new design.

Have you heard of anything from the dealers regarding the 2017? Part of me hopes it will be just an update. I could wait for the 2017. If its a new design, then I want to start working towards purchasing a 2016.

I have ruled out the Tacoma, Colorado/Canyon, and the Ridgeline.
 

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There are plenty of people here (including me) who would like the answer to your question, but there has been no official word (just lots of speculation and some purported inside information) on when the Frontier sold in the U.S. will get a redesign and what it will be like.

I don't see the point in starting another thread- maybe there should be a forum heading titled "the future Frontier" where all these threads asking "when will it get here" and "what will it be like" can go and be found together.

If the 2017/18 does turn out to be a redesign, you should be able to pick up a 2016 at a reasonable price, so don't worry, sit back and be glad you have choices.
 

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Google "2016 Nissan Navara NP300" and you'll see our next generation Frontier. It should come out next year.

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Google "2016 Nissan Navara NP300" and you'll see our next generation Frontier. It should come out next year.

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As others has stated it is not confirmed for the US market and if it happens it would be a 2018 model.

2017 Nissan Frontier will reach the new level of quality

Hopefully Nissan will tell us soon if the 2017 is a refresh or a new design.

2017 Nissan Frontier

Main reason I started this thread is to see if anyone has found newer information. Most info on the net is over 6 months old.
 

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I bet when new information comes out there will be a race to be the first to post, and multiple threads started with the same news. Maybe six months from now there will be some kind of announcement, I doubt much before that.
 

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thats not confirmed.
Whether it's next year or not, is there any reason to think it won't look like the Navara? Correct me if I'm wrong, but up until the Navara changed in 2015, the two truck have been the same just with a cpl different options on the Navara (diesel, right hand drive).
 

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I personally think that you should stay away from the first couple years of a new design.
Me too. I was planning to wait until the new bodystyle came out to replace my 2003, but when I saw it getting pushed back I went ahead and bought my 2015 back in October. I'm glad I did. I saw a new Navara at a local shop, and I have to say I wasn't crazy about it- although to be fair, it was a very stripped-down model. Plus, I have to think that if there were any kinks in the current generation they'd have them mostly worked out by now.
 

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When I finally get to the point of looking for a new truck I will be very tempted to get a 2016 Fronty used.

We have a 2012 RAV4. They last year of that body style. It is very nice. Do not have any of the common issues that pop up on the forums.
 

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As others has stated it is not confirmed for the US market and if it happens it would be a 2018 model.

2017 Nissan Frontier will reach the new level of quality

Hopefully Nissan will tell us soon if the 2017 is a refresh or a new design.

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/frontier-redesign-236833/

Main reason I started this thread is to see if anyone has found newer information. Most info on the net is over 6 months old.
FFTR, did you see this post from three months ago?

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/frontier-redesign-236833/

Of course, the info is unconfirmed, but the OP sounds like he knows what he's talking about.

Whether it's next year or not, is there any reason to think it won't look like the Navara? Correct me if I'm wrong, but up until the Navara changed in 2015, the two truck have been the same just with a cpl different options on the Navara (diesel, right hand drive).
The common argument seems to be that the Navara styling isn't "North American" enough to be the next Frontier. Personally, I think it is, with some very minor updates as suggested in this artist rendering:

http://www.topspeed.com/trucks/truck-reviews/nissan/2018-nissan-frontier-ar172429.html

Plus, if you look at other newly-redesigned Nissan vehicles in the U.S. as clues, the styling seems to be moving in that same direction.

Some say the new Frontier should be more squared-off like a mini-Titan. I don't think so. I see the Frontier as straddling both the sporty SUV and truck world. CUV/SUV owners looking for a little more utility (i.e. open bed) would feel comfortable in the redesigned Frontier. People who truly need more power and "truck-iness" will be steered towards the Titan. It's like a gateway drug. I think that's Nissan's goal.

Just my opinion.
 

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FFTR, did you see this post from three months ago?

http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f8/frontier-redesign-236833/

Of course, the info is unconfirmed, but the OP sounds like he knows what he's talking about.



The common argument seems to be that the Navara styling isn't "North American" enough to be the next Frontier. Personally, I think it is, with some very minor updates as suggested in this artist rendering:

2018 Nissan Frontier | truck review @ Top Speed

Plus, if you look at other newly-redesigned Nissan vehicles in the U.S. as clues, the styling seems to be moving in that same direction.

Some say the new Frontier should be more squared-off like a mini-Titan. I don't think so. I see the Frontier as straddling both the sporty SUV and truck world. CUV/SUV owners looking for a little more utility (i.e. open bed) would feel comfortable in the redesigned Frontier. People who truly need more power and "truck-iness" will be steered towards the Titan. It's like a gateway drug. I think that's Nissan's goal.

Just my opinion.
I think the new Titan looks too much like a Ford, so I really hope they don't go with a mini Titan look. While I like the current body style more, I do like the new Navara look and that artist's rendering is pretty slick.
 

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I wouldn't buy one new until at least the third year. Hopefully, they'll be quicker with working out the "bugs" than they were with the current generation; it took 'em 5 years to fix most of its problems (timing chains, radiator, fuel sender...).
 

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Depends on how you look at it, but the NP300 came out two years ago in a whole lot of markets around the world, so it will be three or four years old when it hits our dealers. I'll admit that some of the bugs come from the assembly plants having to learn the specifics of a new vehicle, those bugs will be more likely in the first batch of trucks to move through. If they have to make a bunch of changes for our market for safety and emissions, then there is another source of potential problems. I'd like to think that largely these trucks will be vetted before they even get here, so I'm hoping for fewer problems than a fully new model.
If you don't mind waiting, that is the prudent thing to do. I probably will look at this truck when it comes out and I might not act prudently!
 

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As others has stated it is not confirmed for the US market and if it happens it would be a 2018 model.

2017 Nissan Frontier will reach the new level of quality

Hopefully Nissan will tell us soon if the 2017 is a refresh or a new design.

2017 Nissan Frontier

Main reason I started this thread is to see if anyone has found newer information. Most info on the net is over 6 months old.
FYI:
Those 2 websites, and the dozens more like them, are garbage. They are put up by domain flippers and filled up with useless info to make them appear active. Limit yourself to reputable sites when digging around for car related info.
 

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FYI:
Those 2 websites, and the dozens more like them, are garbage. They are put up by domain flippers and filled up with useless info to make them appear active. Limit yourself to reputable sites when digging around for car related info.
Good to know. They just two of many that I have looked at trying to determine on how soon Nissan will change the Frontier. I linked those two because they gave different views of what will happen in 2017.

My personal opinion is I did not like what GMC/Chevy did to the Canyon/Colorado. Not to keen on the new Tacoma and some its issues.

Do you have any insight on if the 2017 Frontier will just be an update or will it be a redesigned Frontier?
 

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Likely just another incremental update, if that. We would have definitely heard something by now if a major redesign was hitting the dealers soon.
 

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Likely just another incremental update, if that. We would have definitely heard something by now if a major redesign was hitting the dealers soon.
That is actually what I am hoping for. I like the Pro 4x. Would like to get one without the lux package. I have been gather info on various dealers in Arizona.
Some the of the bs dealer add-ons is some what of a turn off. If the 2017 will basically be the same, time is on my side on finding the right truck.
 

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They're bringing out the Titan for sure, not the XD but gas powered Titan. It's got a few more ponies added to the 5.6L v8. (390 hp)
 
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