A 2007 Nissan Frontier with over 1 million miles (1.609 million km) beneath its belt has been formally retired.
Again in February, we wrote about Chicago supply driver Brian Murphy’s Frontier when the odometer hit 999,999 miles after 13 years of possession. In a brand new press launch, Nissan has confirmed the ‘Million Mile Frontier’ will probably be retired and displayed on the Nissan Smyrna Car Meeting Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee – the identical location the place it was constructed.
The unique clutch on Murphy’s Frontier lasted him 801,000 miles (1.28 million km), whereas the timing chain solely wanted to get replaced at 700,000 miles (1.12 million km). Moreover, the unique radiator and alternator lasted about 450,000 miles (724,000 km) every, and the motive force’s seat lasted 500,000 miles (804,000 km) earlier than it had to get replaced.
Earlier this week, Nissan offered Murphy with a 2020 Frontier, full with the all-new 3.8-liter direct-injection V6 engine and a nine-speed computerized transmission.
“I’ll miss this truck, little question, however I’m glad it’s going again ‘residence’ to Smyrna,” Murphy mentioned. “On the identical time, I’m prepared for my subsequent chapter, and I can’t wait to expertise my new Frontier and its all-new powertrain. I do know that this 2020 Frontier will carry the identical sturdiness that I’ve relied on for over 13 years.”
“Brian Murphy is the quintessential Frontier proprietor, so it’s becoming that he will probably be driving one of many first 2020 Frontier pickups in America,” regional vice chairman for the Nissan Midwest Area, Craig Keeys, commented. “Thanks, Brian, for illustrating the sturdiness and reliability of the Frontier for greater than 13 years and a million miles.”