Back in January of 2015, Nissan was already envisioning what features the next generation of cars would boast in 2020. Based off of a virtual vision created solely for a video game, the design was so successful that an advanced engineering team at Nissan developed the car into a remarkable 3D model. Now while the Gran Turismo is still a concept, the innovative minds a Nissan believe drivers may be ready for that vision to become a reality in the future.
For other models of Nissan’s innovative vehicles, the future is now. Building on the quality, reliability and style of existing successful models, modernization of Nissan’s fleet is at an all-time high. Let’s take a look at the upgraded features and changes to the 2020 Nissan Versa, Rogue Sport, Titan Warrior, and Frontier Diesel.
Arriving in dealerships late August 2019, 2020 launches the third Versa generation that includes more safety features and a more powerful engine. While the Versa Note hatchback has been discontinued, the Versa S and Versa SR are redesigned with new exterior styling and an improved interior. 2020 models are 2.3 inches lower, 1.8 inches wider, and 1.6 inches longer. Other style upgrades include new taillights and the popular C-pillar featured on the Maxima and Altima. Like the other Nissan models of 2020, the Versa will have standard automatic emergency braking including pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and rear automatic braking. Auto on/off headlights and high-beam assist add to the list of reasons the 2020 Versa will be sure to excite those in the market for an affordable and fuel-efficient commuter car.
Being released in the fall of 2019, the more aggressive front-end design includes a larger looking grill and front bumper. Other design updates are restyled taillights, updated fog lights that are better integrated with the design and 19-inch wheels. The Rogue has always had a hearty list of advanced safety features, but new in 2020, the Safety Shield 360 comes standard even with the base Rogue Sport S. The Safety Shield 360 features include forward collision alert with pedestrian detection, automatic front and rear emergency braking, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam control, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The new Rogue also has revised trim levels and packages for 2020.
Arriving in dealerships in early 2020, the bolder than ever Titan Warrior boasts upgrades in safety, aesthetics and powertrain. As with all the new 2020 models, Nissan’s truck has the Safety Shield 360 standard with some models including adaptive cruise control and a 360° camera. The interior has updated technology such as a 7-inch display on the dashboard, an 8-inch touchscreen with NissanConnect software (with the option to upgrade to a 9-inch) and optional wireless charging. In addition to new wheel designs and more paint colors to choose from, the Warrior has three new grille designs, LED lights in the cargo bed, unique tailgate plaques and updated LED tail lights. And while the Titan has always been praised for its power, 2020 now brings 400 horsepower, 413 lb-ft of torque and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
With a potential release date of September 2020, the newest mid-size truck to hit the market is rich in history, being the first vehicle Nissan built in the United States in 1983. Described by J.D. Power, the new Frontier is ‘futuristic’ and has a major overhaul in body style and powertrain. The new Frontier is to be equipped with a 2.8-liter Cummins diesel engine resulting in 200 horsepower, more than 350 lb-ft. of torque and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Adding an aggressive new look, roof rack, transparent hood and contrasting wheels, the release of this future concept truck could be just what the prospective truck buyer has been waiting for.