Nissan USA has revealed the latest in a long list of off-roading concepts, this time based on the Frontier mid-sized truck – also known as the previous-generation Navara.
The Destination Frontier (to reiterate, previous-generation Navara) is designed to be a showcase of what can be done with ute, a bit of time, and a desire to go 'overlanding'. The total cost of the vehicle, truck and modifications included, is US$40,000 ($57,800).
"This special Destination Frontier is designed to do two things: first, demonstrate Frontier's durability, quality and reliability, even when traveling to remote destinations," said Tiago Castro, Nissan North America's director of light commercial vehicles.
"And second, to help democratise the overlanding experience by showing a more affordable approach to the sport."
Based on a high-spec Frontier, the modifications are designed to offer better ground clearance and underbody protection than the stock car.
It has a three-inch lift for starters, and the stock wheels have been subbed for Trail Grappler off-road tyres wrapped around American Racing wheels. The bumpers and bash plates have been toughened up, with the former offering a mounting point for a winch and the associated hardware.
As we've done with our very own Navara, Nissan USA has added all the gear required to spend some serious time in the wilderness. There's a rooftop tent and bed, fold-out awning, fridge and freezer, and recovery gear.
The Frontier is powered by a 4.0-litre petrol engine, making 195kW and 380Nm. It hasn't been fettled for the Destination Frontier, which was on show at Overland Expo in Arizona.