This animal has a message for all you wanna-be Steve Irwin safari bros down south: Don’t come ‘round to gatortown.
You want the capability of a truck but can’t be burdened with something you need an air-traffic controller to help park. Your “mid-sized” truck options may be limited in the US, but they’re about to get a whole lot better. Here’s a roundup for what’s out there now.
Moab, Utah comes up in every conversation about America's off-road destinations. The region's unique "slickrock" makes for a driving experience unlike anything else, set to breathtaking views and some of the strongest off-road culture anywhere. Here are a few things to think about as you plan your first pilgrimage.
I'm B-lining it to Moab in this 2014 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X and living in it all weekend, what do you want to know about one of the last true smallish, 4WD, manual pickups?
I'm bringing a 2014 Nissan Frontier Pro-4X to Moab, Utah tomorrow. Wes Siler is meeting me there with a 2014 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. We're going deep and we're going hard off-road, so give us some great and terrible ideas of what we should put these trucks through.
They actually call her Sparky, and use her around Nissan's proving grounds in Stanfield, Arizona.
If you had three wishes, they'd be "small, diesel, pickup truck" right? I had a chance to get those granted for a taste of what the future Nissan Frontier might feel like. So far it feels like a little puppy with a big personality, in the very best of ways.
Rumor has it that Nissan has binned their plan to build an all-new mini-truck for the US market on an old Frontier platform, intimidated by the complication of bringing it up to modern safety standards. We might get a Navara-based truck after all, but we'll be waiting a while.
Front and rear photos of a completely uncamouflaged, obviously new, small Nissan Pickup are making their way across the internet via the Nissan Navara Club Thailand. It sure looks like the genuine article and I dare say, Nissan has done a nice job porting their swoopy styling to a pickup truck.
With May 2014 sales numbers freshly published, Ford F-Series lead the month with 68,520, GM nipped at their heels with 64,974 total full-sized truck sales and Ram was down at 37,131.
Nissan just trotted out this teaser of their next pickup truck, which they promise to reveal all of on June 11th. It looks small enough to be the 2015 Nissan Frontier and Navara to me, but the roofline is reminiscent of the current Titan.
Toyota Tacoma sales increased by 6.9% last month over April 2013, but year-to-date sales of the pickup are still down 6.4% compared to last year. The Tundra on the other hand is rockin' and rollin' with an 18.1% sales increase from this time a year ago.
Some 13,000 2012 to 2014 Nissan Frontiers are being recalled due to a circuit that was installed backwards, resulting in an overheat and potentially causing a fire.
The tarp won't come off this "technical study" Frontier for another ninety minutes, but there's no mistaking the Cummins diesel badge on the front fenders. Cummins reps milling around the stage eliminate any traces of doubt that Nissan is serious about being a serious player in the truck efficiency arms race.
The FTC settled its grievance with Nissan and their ad agency TWBA for the "unrealistic" ads they made for the Frontier in 2012, prohibiting them "from using deceptive demonstrations in advertisements for pickup trucks." Since that was already illegal, this settlement is just as bullshit as the ads themselves.
We mourn the loss of the compact pickup truck. One by one, the trucks like the Ford Ranger, Mazda B-Series, Chevy S-10 and others have all gone out of production or been replaced by larger models. Whatever happened to the tough, affordable, small truck?
"Oh hey, do you guys know how far the nearest gas station is?" The guy was sunburned, clearly dehydrated and living in a fantasy world as he staggered into our hidden campsite, 25 miles or more from the nearest road. With a flat tire and no ability to read a map, gas was the least of his worries. His...companion,…
Continuing Nissan's advertising theme of how great their trucks could be if there was no reality, this ad showing a stock Nissan Frontier zooming in to rescue a purpose-built sand rail is, of course, little more than a wet dream from some Nissan exec. It would be the exact same if they showed the Frontier beating a…
This one's a bit less heinous than the airplane-using-the-truck-as-landing-gear one, but it's still pretty stupid. You would think there would be plenty of genuine, existing things you could show a 4-wheel drive truck doing to support snowboarders, but I suppose that was all too boring for the brain of that 7-year-old…
The most known of Nissan's batch of masturbatory hero-fantasies masquerading as commercials is the one where a Frontier takes the place of the broken front landing gear of an airliner. It's presented as a faux-newscast, which only makes it worse, really. Here's the analysis of why this is such crap provided by our…