Nissan is giving the 25-year history of its Frontier pickup a bold restart.  And this as it debuts it’s an all-new model.

The mid-sized 2022 Nissan Frontier features rugged styling plus, best-in-class horsepower.  Also, standard advanced safety systems.

Nissan says is underway at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi.

“The all-new Frontier has surpassed our expectations,” said Tim Fallon, a Nissan VP.  And he continued, “setting new standards for mid-size truck capability, technology, and power.”

Canton stated, “the Canton plant team is full of pride and ready to produce the next generation of one of the strongest, most rugged trucks in the market.”

White bold new frontend of 2022 Nissan Frontier

All-New 2022 Nissan Frontier midsize pickup

Multiple Trim Choices for 2022 Nissan Frontier

Nissan’s newest truck comes in rear-wheel drive or available four-wheel drive.  But, it appears only one engine choice.  And that’s a 310-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6.  Additionally, there’s only one transmission – a nine-speed automatic.

Conversely, Nissan offers more body styles to pick from.  Because buyers can select a King Cab with a six-foot bed or Crew Cab with a five-foot bed configuration. The longer bed is available on some Crew Cab trims.

Trim variants for the 2022 Nissan Frontier include the base S, mid-tier SV, PRO-X, as well as PRO-4X. Interestingly, the PRO-X is a less rugged version (no skids plates or electronic locking differential) of the trail-oriented PRO-4X.

Standard Suite of Safety Gear

All versions of the Frontier come with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 suite. These driver aids include automatic emergency braking, rear automatic braking, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot warning, and lane departure warning.

Additionally, other tech goodies include a class-leading 9-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, wireless charging, WiFi hotspot access, and an available Fender audio upgrade.

2022 Nissan Frontier - gray looking at vehicle rear going through robotic assembly line

Enhanced robotic assembly

Advanced Robotics Used or 2022 Nissan Frontier Production

In rolling out the 2022 Nissan Frontier, the company highlights its six decades of truck experience in the U.S. and the advanced technology it’s using to build the new pickup.

Collaborative robotic systems will ensure vehicle quality while reducing worker strain and safety issues.  At the same time, says Nissan, workers will have more time to work directly on the vehicle.

“Human touch in the manufacturing process remains a critical component of high-quality output, and this technology helps us achieve that,” remarks Orlando Valree, a director at the Canton plant. Moreover, the Mississippi facility has been building Frontiers since 2012.

Pricing for the new Frontier will be announced closer to the truck’s late summer release, but expect a starting price under $30,000.