Nissan's Aggressive Pricing Matches Aggressive Looks for 2001 Frontier

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing for the dramatically restyled 2001 Nissan Frontier compact pickup at a news conference at the Nissan Technical Center North America. Just 15 months after launching the industry-first four-door Frontier Crew Cab, the entire Frontier lineup receives a modern new look and four new supercharger-equipped models, designated "SC," are added for 2001.

With significant exterior, interior and content additions, pricing for the 2001 Frontier (excluding the new SC model) has increased less than 1.5 percent on a weighted basis across the model lineup.

Prices for the expanded 14-model Frontier line range from a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $11,699 for the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder equipped Frontier XE Regular Cab 4x2 with 5-speed manual transmission to $25,099 for the top-of-the-line supercharged 3.3-liter V6 equipped SC-V6 Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 with 4-speed automatic transmission.

The SC model, which will be available in November, is priced just $1,250 above a SE Crew Cab and $1,900 above a SE-V6 King Cab (this pricing includes the $699 Power Package on the King Cab) -- hundreds of dollars less than competitive supercharger packages.

The supercharger model comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels and P265/55 tires. Also available is a Supercharger Value Package priced at $1,549, which includes charcoal leather seating surfaces with red stitching, vehicle security system, flip-up glass sunroof, tilt steering wheel, premium AM/FM/CD audio system featuring a 6-disc in-dash autochanger and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls.

"Frontier has always been one of the true value leaders in the compact truck class -- a tradition that continues with the exciting new 2001 lineup," said Bill Kirrane, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. "Our new supercharged V6 engine is not only one of the first available factory- installed supercharger in class, it's the most attractively priced."

The 2001 Frontier features bold, industrial-look styling with new front and rear fascias, grille, a 2-inch higher hoodline, new fenders with large flares, new front fog lamps, a new tailgate and badging. The interior has been enhanced with a new instrument panel cover, new gauges, a new steering wheel and new fabrics and colors and available leather appointed seats and trim. New audio systems include an available AM/FM stereo with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer and steering wheel audio controls.

Frontier continues to break ground in the compact truck class as the first to offer a factory-installed supercharged V6. This engine produces 210 horsepower and 246 ft-lbs. of torque with the automatic transmission and is available in 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive, King Cab or Crew Cab, M/T or A/T Frontiers. All supercharged Frontiers include 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels with P265/55R17 tires, tuned suspension, power windows, door locks and outside mirrors, unique interior cloth and special badging. Individual model pricing follows.

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.


2001 Nissan Frontier Pricing

Model Engine Transmission MSRP
4x2 Regular Cab and King Cab
XE RC 4x2 2.4 Liter I4 Manual 5-Speed $11,699
XE RC4x2 2.4 Liter I4 Auto 5-Speed $12,749
XE KC 4x4 2.4 Liter I4 Manual 5-Speed $13,649
XE KC 4x2 2.4 Liter I4 Auto 5-Speed $14,699
XE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $15,949
XE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $16,999
SE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $18,099
SE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $19,149
SC-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $19.999
SC-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 4-Speed $21,049

4x4 King Cab
XE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $18,549
XE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 4-Speed $19,599
SE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $20,699
SE-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 4-Speed $21,749
SC-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $22,599
SC-V6 KC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 4-Speed $23,649

4x2 Crew Cab
XE-V6 CC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $18,049
XE-V6 CC4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $19,099
SE-V6 CC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $20,199
SE-V6 CC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $21,249
SE-V6 CC 4x2 w/Lth 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $21,799
SE-V6 CC 4x2 w/Lth 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $22,849
SC-V6 CC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $21,449
SC-V6 CC 4x2 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $22,499

4x4 Crew Cab
XE-V6 CC 4x4 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $20,649
XE-V6 CC4x4 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $21,699
SE-V6 CC 4x4 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $22,799
SE-V6 CC 4x4 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $23,849
SE-V6 CC 4x4 w/Lth 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $24,399
SE-V6 CC 4x4 w/Lth 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $25,449
SC-V6 CC 4x4 3.3 Liter V6 Manual 5-Speed $24,049
SC-V6 CC 4x4 3.3 Liter V6 Auto 5-Speed $25,099

Above prices are F.O.B. any port of entry. Dealer is free to sell at whatever price, mark-up or margin of profit. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Pricing on options and accessories is available.