Nissan Shows Mid-Size Diesel Pickup Concept

By Jeremy Del Nero on 6 February 2014
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Nissan's Frontier Diesel Runner concept

Nissan’s Frontier Diesel Runner concept

CHICAGO—Nissan announced its latest diesel vehicle, the Frontier Diesel Runner, at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday.  Nissan is calling the vehicle a concept car, and is gauging interest for a mid-size diesel.

Modeled after the Frontier Desert Runner 4×2, the Frontier Diesel Runner is powered by a 2.8-liter 4-cylinder Cummins turbo diesel engine.  The engine develops nearly 200 horsepower, and is capable of more than 350 pound-feet of torque.

The Diesel Runner has a 35% better fuel economy rating than its gasoline counterpart.  The car’s interior and exterior are finished with tones of matte silver, jet black, and a flashy red.

The Frontier Diesel Runner will be on display during the public days of the Chicago Auto Show, starting February 8.