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Old 22-04-2020, 01:26 AM
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didn't this body shape finish 10 years ago?



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Old 22-04-2020, 02:00 AM
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about 4 years afaik
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Old 22-04-2020, 08:35 AM
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it's the early Spanish stx shape before the 140kw, or the thai version up until the np300!

maybe they didn't get the later d40 version or the np300 over there!
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Old 23-04-2020, 10:07 PM
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Could they just be using old footage? It's very unlike any car manufacturer to go back to an older design to release a new vehicle.

A "related article" on the page has the title "2020 Nissan Frontier: Same 16-Year-Old Truck, New V-6 Engine" - and it's the petrol version they're talking about, because they've replaced the 4.0L with a 3.8L plant (the V6 diesel was a 3.0L engine).

It's certainly odd, but hey, when you're on a good thing ... I am not sure why they went with the older D40 to compete with other makers in an off-road design though, because the D40's longer wheel base does reduce its centre clearance over obstacles (and they admit this in the article).

I wonder if we'll get that car over here?
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Old 23-04-2020, 11:13 PM
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still reckon the d40 holds it's own on looks!
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Why wouldn't they use the old D40 design, they used the D22 for nearly 20 years except for engine/mechanical/electrical changes.
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