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At the Auto Show in Chicago , which had just ended , the company Nissan has presented to the public 2015 Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner.This model is designed to assess the interest of customers for the next generation Frontier models with a Cummins diesel engine.
Gone is the 4.0 litre V6 engine, as engineers shoved a 2.8 liter, four-cylinder Cummins diesel under the hood of this 2015 Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner, and they backed it up with an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF. Nissan asserts the Cummins engine is good for nearly 200 horse power and greater than 350 ft-lbs of torque, precisely the same level with the forthcoming 2015 Chevy Colorado diesel. Fuel economy is apparently 25 % far better than the gas-fed V6, indicating around 30 MPG on the freeway for this mid-size pick-up.
Exterior alterations to the concept are minor. To show off the engine, there is a straightforward hood insert and the pickup has actually been repainted in a two-tone surface of high-gloss red and matte silver edged in carbon fiber trim. The interior acquires the exact same combination of red, silver and carbon fiber to match the outside.
Nissan promises that the Cummins diesel produces nearly 200 horsepower and more than 350 pound-feet of torque, and fuel economy could improve by as long as 35 percent over the V6, which would translate to around regarding 22 miles each gallon city and 30 mpg freeway. Payload and pulling capability would certainly be roughly the same to the existing V6, states Nissan.
If it gets built, the Frontier with a Cummins diesel is still numerous years away. Nissan shares that the engine and transmission combo will certainly not fit in the current pickup without alteration, and frankly, the existing model is getting on in years. The company’s existing focus is releasing the next-generation, full-size Titan pickup in 2015 with a 5.0-liter Cummins diesel V8 as an alternative.