The Nissan Frontier is a model of pickup truck assembled by Nissan and sold under the Nissan brand name. Nissan was the pioneer of the compact pickup truck market in 1959, joined in the 1960s by Mazda and Toyota. Since 1959, Nissan is known for a number of notable firsts in the compact pickup truck market, including the first extended cab body style and the first crew cab body style, in the 2000 Frontier. Frontiers are currently built in Smyrna, Tennessee.
The Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner concept has just been introduced at the Chicago Auto Show. It is inspired by the Frontier Desert Runner 4x2 and is characterized by an aggressive exterior with a mesh grille, a roof rack and an aerodynamic tonneau cover. The concept has also received a transparent hood, a carbon fiber engine cover and it sits on a set of 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in off-road tires. Inside the vehicle, there are leather seats, carbon fiber trim and grey accent stitching.
The Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner Concept is powered by a 2.8-liter Cummins turbodiesel four-cylinder engine that generates about 200 bhp (149 kW) and more than 350 lb-ft (474 Nm) of torque. It is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission which allows the truck to be 35 percent more fuel efficient than a standard model with a 4.0-liter V6 petrol engine. The Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by Cummins will be showcased throughout the consumer days of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, Chicago.
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