Nissan Motor Co. Ltd's vital new full-size pickup truck, due in 2002 as an '03 model, will serve as the working platform for the next-generation Frontier compact pickup and popular Xterra sport/utility vehicle (SUV), a company source tells Ward's. The new Frontier and Xterra likely will hit the market about a year after the full-size pickup. The strategy meets several Nissan goals: to finally play in the profitable and high-volume full-size pickup segment, to consolidate platforms and ...
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