2022 Nissan Frontier: New body, retro Hardbody styling, same old frame

The 2022 Nissan Frontier finally replaces the second gen model that debuted in 2005, but while the styling is new underneath it’s still old.

The box frame has been updated but it’s essentially the same one that launched with the D40 model in 2005!

The V6 engine is carried over, but this 3.8L V6 was actually only introduced in the final year of the second gen’s life. The 3.8L has 231kW (310hp) and 381Nm (281 lb-ft), and is fitted with the 9-speed auto also used in the Titan.

The new Frontier’s square styling is taken from the Hardbody Desert Runner of the early 1980s, and it’s great.

There will be four trim levels: S, SV, PRO-X, and the Pro-4X.