Nissan Introduces Frontier Navara Single Cab Diesel Overseas
By: Mike Levine Posted: 02-19-08 09:42 PT
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Envy might take hold of some Nissan Frontier buyers in the United States when they learn about the latest version of Nissan's mid-size pickup.

Nissan will soon start selling a two-door Single Cab version with a four cylinder diesel engine overseas. Both options are missing in today's U.S. produced version of the Frontier, which only comes in King Cab and Crew Cab configurations, with a choice of 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder or 4.0-liter V6 gas engines.

The Frontier Navara's common rail I4 turbodiesel, also available for other Navara cab configurations, is rated at up to 172-horsepower and 297 lb-feet of torque.

The new Single Cab Frontier Navara will be built in Thailand for export to other overseas markets.

Here's Nissan's Press Release:

BANGKOK, Thailand (February 19, 2008) - Siam Nissan Automobile Co., Ltd. (SNA) today announced the introduction of the single-cab version of the Frontier Navara pickup truck, one of the 28 new models planned for introduction during the Nissan Value-Up business plan.

The same as the current Frontier Navara series, the new Nissan Frontier Navara Single Cab delivers a compelling combination of powerful performance, bold styling and new levels of innovation to the pickup market in Thailand.

The Frontier Navara Single Cab is powered by the powerful common-rail diesel engine, the YD25DDTi, with 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC Variable Turbo, mated to the 5-speed manual transmission.

In addition to the current Frontier Navara series, Nissan will export Frontier Navara Single Cab from Thailand to 120 markets for both right and left hand drive.

"I am proud that the Frontier Navara Single Cab is manufactured for the first time in the world right here in Thailand. With exports to other markets, the new Single Cab will enhance the Nissan model lineup not only in Thailand but many other market in the world", said Thierry Viadieu, President, SNA.

The new Frontier Navara Single Cab is manufactured at the Bangna Trad plant located about 20 kilometers east of Bangkok. Current annual production capacity for the plant is 140,000 units. The Bangna Trad plant is Nissan’s largest facility in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as the third largest in Asia, after Japan and China.

SNA will start the sales of Frontier Navara Single Cab from March 6, 2008 at all Nissan dealerships in Thailand and start exports later that same month.

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