2009 Nissan Frontier lives up to its off-truck lable

Over the past few years, Nissan has gone through some rebranding and restructuring process which has seen its car coming up tops within certain segments. The off-road truck segment is still one of the major focus which Nissan has yet to take control of. Hence, this redesign exercise is coming through at a good time.

Although you might not really notice much differences between this version and the one before this, the new Frontier comes with new grilles which do take you awhile before you can identify the changes. This is also the case for the Xterra as well and where looks are concerned, Nissan too has put in some new tyres for all its LE trims where 16 and 18 inch tyres are now fitted.

Inside this off-road truck, you will also notice the major changes in the interiors as Nissan has gone to great lengths to ensure that it is not as ‘flimsy’ as its predecessor and included some nice touches in terms of accessories as well. For the American market, it comes now with a PRO-4X off-roading package which comes with some very nice Bilstein hocks as well as electronic rear-differential lock system.

For those who like power and such, you could go for the King Cab package which typically is the top of the line versions with heated side mirrors and front seats and are powered through 2 engines which are the 4 cylinder 152 horses or the 4.0 liter V6 261 horses engine. Both these engines will also come with either the 2 or 4 wheel drive systems. The Frontiers are now aviable in the Nissan showrooms which are fully equipped with safety features like Traction Control, ABS, curtain and front side airbags as well as an antiskid system. On top of that, you will also be able to get an in-car DVD entertainment system, sunroof and a wireless mobile phone communications capabilities.