Nissan refreshes Frontier for 2023 and adds ‘midnight’ version

The updated pickup, designed for the US market, has added in price. The 2023 model year version is already on sale.

In February 2021, the Japanese manufacturer introduced the new generation Nissan Frontier mid-frame pickup truck (recall, this is the American brother of Navara), sales in the States started in September of the same year. The truck sold 60,693 units last year, up 64.7% from a year earlier, according to Carsalesbase. This year, sales continue to grow: in the first half of the year, customers bought 43,166 pickup trucks, which is 63.6% more than in January-June of the previous year.

Now the company has refreshed the truck intended for the US market through the 2023 model year. One of the major updates is the new Midnight Edition package, available with the full SV Crew Cab. The “midnight” version can be visually distinguished by the black 17-inch alloy wheels, the same color of the side mirror housings, the black exterior and interior details. Such a car has full LED optics, including fog lights. The package is priced at $1,790.

In addition, now the standard equipment of the Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab in the long-wheelbase version (3551 mm between the axles) includes the SV Convenience package. It includes a heated steering wheel, lining and lighting for the cargo area, and heated front seats. In addition, the 2023 Frontier Pro-X and Pro-4X now have wireless Apple CarPlay support. Even in the Pro Premium package, they decided to replace the black interior trim with bright red.

The American office has named prices for the 2023 Nissan Frontier. So, the cost of modifying the King Cab, with a “one and a half” cab, ranges from 29,190 to 35,090 dollars, and for a refreshed Crew Cab pickup truck with a two-row cab, customers will have to pay from 30,490 to 39,120 dollars. Note that the cost of the basic version of the mid-size pickup increased by $500 (or 1.7%).

Recall that the list of pickup equipment includes: all-round cameras (with the so-called “off-road” display mode), wireless charging of gadgets, eight airbags, ESP with trailer stabilization function. Available for a surcharge: adaptive cruise control and SafetyShield 360 security systems (auto-braking with pedestrian detection, automatic switching of headlights from far to near, monitoring of “blind” zones, keeping in the lane and recognition of traffic signs).

The current pickup truck of the Japanese brand, intended for the USA, is equipped with a 314-horsepower V6 gasoline engine with a volume of 3.8 liters. It works in conjunction with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The drive is either rear or full (with a rigid connection of the front axle and a reduction gear). The 2023 Nissan Frontier is now on sale.

Previously, Nissan introduced the Frontier truck in three new concept versions: Project 72X (“inspired” by the Datsun 720, which was produced in 1979-1985), Project Hardbody (reference to the Nissan D21 Hardbody, which debuted in 1985) and Project Adventure (without historical inspirations, but with higher ground clearance, carbon snorkel, spotlight, rooftop tent, and a US Highway Atlas on the back).