February 11, 2002
Nissan shows Frontier with big sunroof
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Chicago, Illinois – Nissan unveiled a Frontier Crew Cab with an extra-large sunroof at the Chicago auto show. The Frontier Open Sky, with a power-operated retractable vinyl top goes on sale this Fall.
Nissan said the new Frontier Open Sky model was designed after consumer research indicated many off-road enthusiasts and adventure-seeking individualists desire a better connection with their recreational environment.
The top can open as wide or as little as desired. Completely retracted, the roof opening covers nearly five square feet. All Frontier Open Sky models are equipped with the tubular-style roof rack as well.
Additional improvements to the 2003 model year Frontier include the availability of Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Tire Pressure Monitor, another first in the compact truck segment. Assisting performance in emergency maneouvers, VDC helps vehicle stability and control, even on a slippery road surface. Frontier’s VDC system works by affecting the amount of engine power or applying individual brake pressure for each wheel as needed to assist vehicle control.
Nissan also announced the availability of a new Frontier Supercharged Value Edition, which will go on sale in April, 2002. This well-equipped Frontier edition (available in 4×4 King Cab and 4×4 Crew Cab) offers a combination of power, features and value that compares favourably against leading competitors, such as the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma.