While the holding of auto shows is still banned due to the global pandemic, Nissan and Cadillac will orchestrate the unveiling of very important models next week, for different reasons.
At Nissan, the entire Frontier redesign will finally be unveiled on February 4. The midsize pickup, the last generation of which stretched into the 2005 through 2019 model years, will be offered with a new 3.8L (310 hp) V6 supported by a nine-speed automatic transmission. Moreover, very little is known about this newcomer, but Nissan should certainly modernize the envelope to be of size in front of the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator of this world.
During the same event, the Japanese manufacturer will present the new generation of its Pathfinder. The mid-size SUV, which is part of a highly competitive segment, will also make a transition to a new generation, an exercise more than necessary also because of the advanced age of the recipe, the foundations of which were laid in 2013. Here again. , Nissan has been careful not to advance anything on this new vintage. Certain stylistic traits of the new Rogue should be repeated on its body to ensure lineage.
Cadillac in sport mode
While Cadillac is focusing its energies on its electric component, the General Motors luxury brand is not losing sight of performance enthusiasts in its short-term strategy. Thus, the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing will make their first laps on the 1er next february.
These eagerly awaited models will be the evolution of the ATS-V and CTS-V, high-performance liveries of Cadillac’s compact and mid-size sedans that throw the gloves ahead of the European achievements in the repertoire.
What should we expect, then? For the CT4-V Blackwing, a twin-turbo V6 would no doubt be used with increased power compared to the 464 hp of the ATS-V. The CT5-V Blackwing, meanwhile, will be entitled to a V8. According to several specialized media, it would be the old engine of the CTS-V, a 6.2L V8 with a supercharger. Again, it should be reworked to ensure differentiation and maybe a little more than the 640 hp of the old CTS-V.
Something that will reassure purists, Cadillac will offer a six-speed manual transmission in addition to a 10-speed automatic in the two versions of these CT4 and CT5, a rarity in these segments which have almost entirely turned to automatic, for efficiency.