Opens The Top, Offers New Frontier 'Open Sky' Model Source:
Nissan North America Press ReleasePosted:
Building on its innovation of truck design, Nissan North America, Inc.
(NNA) today displayed the industry's first-ever power-operated retractable
top in a compact truck - the new Frontier Open Sky - which goes on sale
at Nissan dealers this fall as a 2003 model.
for the first time at the Chicago Auto Show, the Frontier Open Sky is
designed for individuals who enjoy the outdoors and the open-air feeling
of a convertible. This new Frontier model was designed after extensive
consumer research indicated many off-road enthusiasts and adventure-seeking
individualists desire a better connection with their recreational environment.
top retracts with the touch of a button to expose the cab to natural air
and light and bring the outdoors inside. The top can open as wide or as
little as desired. Completely retracted, the roof opening covers nearly
five square feet. To ensure that Frontier's active owners have maximum
utility, all Frontier Open Sky models are equipped with the popular tubular-style
it comes to fun and utility in a truck, the Frontier is the obvious choice,"
said Bill Kirrane, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division.
"With the longest available bed of any compact crew cab, the most
powerful V6 with supercharger in its class and now the first power-operated
retractable top in a compact truck, the Frontier gives outdoor enthusiasts
even more of what they need and want in a vehicle."
improvements to the 2003 model year Frontier include the availability
of Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Tire Pressure Monitor, another first
in the compact truck segment. Assisting performance in emergency maneuvers,
VDC helps vehicle stability and control, even on a slippery road surface.
Frontiers VDC system works by affecting the amount of engine power
or applying individual brake pressure for each wheel as needed to assist
Model Year Frontier will be available this fall.