SEMA News—July 2021

INDUSTRY NEWS

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’22 Nissan Frontier

This is the upcoming ’22 Nissan Frontier in its base trim, the Frontier S. The configuration has never been seen, as Nissan has debuted the ’22 Frontier in only Pro-4X trim. The rest of the lineup remains to be seen.

The model features a prominent lower front fascia finished in black plastic, along with the base grille configuration and base-level headlights, seemingly without any LED treatment. The wheels are the base units, complemented by black door handles and mirror caps. In back, this base Frontier appears to feature the same LED taillights as the Pro-4X model. A black bumper and single-exit side exhaust round out the package.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan
Nissan

’23 Ford F-150 LIGHTNING EV

Here’s the upcoming Ford F-150 Lightning EV, providing a first look at the (production-intent) electric pickup. Though clad in a substantial amount of camouflage, the familiar shape of the 14th-generation F-150 can still be seen. The prototype features a SuperCrew cabin along with a short bed, and there are no visible elements of an
exhaust system.

Range is expected to come to at least 300 mi., although it is rumored that there may be an extended-range battery that could be added if demand is great enough. Production is slated to start in mid-’22. The pickup should be in showrooms shortly thereafter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Ford
Ford

’22 Subaru WRX

Here’s a first look at the ’22 Subaru WRX testing near Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a Tesla Model 3 in tow. It appears to incorporate a lot of styling influences from the Viziv STI concept that was unveiled in Tokyo in 2018.

Rumors have been circulating about a replacement turbocharged 2.4L four-cylinder (a boxer type) referred to as the FA24, which could power the next WRX STI with 400 hp and 361 lb.-ft. of torque. Currently, the FA24 2.4L turbocharged four-cylinder moves Subaru’s bigger three-row Ascent.

Expect the next-gen WRX to offer a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subaru
Subaru

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