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I was out in at the far east end of Mesa, Arizona and I saw a red crew cab truck with a prominent Nissan logo on the grille that I did not recognize having seen before.

Did not have time to get a picture. It was going the other direction and this was during rush-hour.

Now, two things. First, this is snowbird season so we get a LOT of Canadians here. I thought that the Canadians still have the D40 truck though. Second, sometimes Mexican vehicles end up this far north. Could this be a Mexican Nissan pickup truck?
 

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We don't have anything up here that is different than the US - unless someone has imported something from Asia, but it would need to be over 15 years old.
 

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Perhaps. It was red. Unfortunately it was moving too quickly to even see the plate.
 

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It may be a test vehicle from another market.


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The old GM proving grounds are out there if I remember it was off signal butte hey TWX use to live off Higley in Gilbert
 

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I was talking to a dealer today about a 2017 Frontier they have and he was telling me the NEW Frontier for the US market will not be the same body style as the Navara and that we'll see it this year. Said based on focus groups, the American market would not be as accepting as the markets the Navara is in now. For what it's worth, who knows?
 

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I guess it makes sense that if the current D40 still sells reasonably well and still gets some positive press (not long ago it won a head-to-head on TFL Trucks for smaller trucks) that there's little incentive to replace it with something that might not sell so well.

It's just surprising that they're up to fourteen model years and it wouldn't be surprising if they end up with a D40 for 2019 at this rate, meaning fifteen model years with only mild incremental changes.
 

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I was driving from Ft. Worth to Panama City Beach last week and in a traffic jam on I-10 in Baton Rouge I was next to a new 2019 Frontier for 20 min. it had Frontoer in the lower left tailgate.
 

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I was driving from Ft. Worth to Panama City Beach last week and in a traffic jam on I-10 in Baton Rouge I was next to a new 2019 Frontier for 20 min. it had Frontoer in the lower left tailgate.
Can you give a description. Or was the 2019 the same as the existing gen Frontier.
 

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I was driving from Ft. Worth to Panama City Beach last week and in a traffic jam on I-10 in Baton Rouge I was next to a new 2019 Frontier for 20 min. it had Frontoer in the lower left tailgate.
...that's where the normal "Frontier" emblem was for the last how many years now (?)

I've seen 2 2018-ish Navara NP300's near my area in the last year, one red crew cab with a Mexico plate, the other white with weird tags and no plate. The red one looked pretty good, the white one looked like a base model mule of some sort with a covered hood.
 

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I guess it makes sense that if the current D40 still sells reasonably well and still gets some positive press (not long ago it won a head-to-head on TFL Trucks for smaller trucks) that there's little incentive to replace it with something that might not sell so well.

It's just surprising that they're up to fourteen model years and it wouldn't be surprising if they end up with a D40 for 2019 at this rate, meaning fifteen model years with only mild incremental changes.

This right here is why I bought a Nissan Frontier. Incremental improvements and it is now a great truck. No need to go through all the growing pains of direct injection, and unproven technologies, unproven materials, etc. The fact that it was $8k less than the competitors for a similarly equipped vehicle was another major advantage.

The price alone is why Nissan Frontiers are selling well and are profitable. If Nissan brings out a new model and it is priced closer to the competition, they will have more competition.

My only negative about the Frontier is the seats, but that is because I have a very bad back. Looking for seats with more side bolstering and more adjustability had me almost trade out the Frontier for a new Camaro, but can't tow a trailer with a Camaro. LOL!
 

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My only negative about the Frontier is the seats, but that is because I have a very bad back. Looking for seats with more side bolstering and more adjustability had me almost trade out the Frontier for a new Camaro, but can't tow a trailer with a Camaro. LOL!

I got a "back-support" cushion from my chiropractor which helps a lot !! :)
 

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I got a "back-support" cushion from my chiropractor which helps a lot !! :)

I ended up getting an air adjustable lumbar cushion installed in the seat. The cushions that go on the seat pushed me too far forward in the seat and made the seat bottom uncomfortable.
 
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