Such a Tease

Nissan teases redesigned 2022 Frontier ahead of February 4 debut

The 2022 Nissan Frontier will be unveiled in full this week.

Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

A redesigned Nissan Frontier is coming. Finally. And you won't have to wait long. The 2022 Nissan Frontier will officially break cover this week. Ahead of that reveal, the Japan-based automaker is teasing out the model with a video that shows off much of the model.

This new generation of the Frontier was originally slated as a 2021 model, following a 2020 refresh of the last-generation Frontier that included the engine for the new Frontier being installed. But when COVID-19 struck, plans were pushed back to the 2022 model year.

The teaser video opens with a black wheel surrounded by a grippy tire traversing desert trail conditions. The wheel cap is black with what looks like an Infrared Nissan logo at its center. That logo is the new Nissan design.

The All-New 2022 Nissan Frontier www.youtube.com

Just a second further into the video it's revealed that the Frontier PRO-4X is the model being shown. The PRO-4X grade designation is traditionally meant for the most off-road capable version of a Nissan product. The six double-V-spoke wheels (similar if not identical to what is available on the Titan) and the Infrared logo on the black wheel cap would seem to confirm that styling cues from the Titan PRO-4X have been transferred to the 2022 Frontier.

It's hard to tell if the Frontier is shown the Baja Storm paint color but it also may be previewed in Nissan's Gun Metallic paint job, or a new color altogether. There are color-matched mirror caps and black dividers on the B-pillars as well as black window surrounds.

At the back of the Frontier, the taillights appear to be nearly identical to what is on Titan, likely sans the "T" however.

Final imagery of the truck shows its matte black honeycomb grille with an Infrared Nissan logo on a matte black background. Large "Frontier" lettering features on the top of the grille where the Titan has its "Titan" lettering.

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Dream job alert

You could become Dodge's Chief Donut Maker

You can apply to become a Dodge ambassador with some great perks.

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One lucky person is about to win the car enthusiast's job of a lifetime, though only for a year. Beginning today, Dodge is accepting applications for its new and temporary Chief Donut Maker

If the title alone isn't enough to make the job sound appealing, the benefits are seemingly endless. The lucky new Dodge "employee" will pick up a $150,000 salary, along with the opportunity to drive an SRT Hellcat company car for the year. Additionally, the winner will participate in all manner of racing and car-related events, take courses at Radford Racing School, and get a load of Dodge-branded clothing.

Dodge is Hiring a Chief Donut Maker www.youtube.com

If you're reading this and thinking it sounds like a blast - you're right. There's a catch, however, which comes in the form of an intense consideration process that culminates in a racing event with a pro driver on a closed course. A panel of judges will evaluate the video entries, and wrestler Bill Goldberg will oversee the race between the top ten finalists. Dodge says the series of eliminations will air like a reality TV show, with the winner being revealed in the final episode.

Today is the opening day of the application period. You have until February 28 to submit your short video, which can be a maximum of two minutes. Get busy making your video and head here to submit it before the deadline.

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New full-size pickup truck

Toyota announces luxurious Tundra Capstone

The Capstone is a luxurious new trim for the 2022 Tundra.

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The Toyota Tundra got a much-needed overhaul for the 2022 model year, after well over a decade on sale unchanged. The new trucks are more powerful, more efficient, and much more tech-forward than than their predecessors. One area Toyota needed to improve was the Tundra's luxury factor, which has never been as strong as high-end trucks from the Americans. The enormous Japanese automaker just announced a new model that should help it catch up. The Tundra Capstone will hit dealers' lots in spring with premium finishes and features, inside and out.

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone The Capstone features exclusive styling and luxury features. Toyota

Toyota notes that the Capstone truck is just as capable as its less posh counterparts. It comes standard with the Tundra's new I-Force Max hybrid powertrain that makes 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. Paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission, the combined powertrain is good for a max towing capacity of 10,340 pounds. The hybrid system can provide greater power and torque during towing, but better efficiency when cruising around town.

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone Acoustic glass is a first for the Tundra, and gives the Capstone a quiet cabin.Toyota

The Capstone's cabin is where the real magic happens. The truck invites passengers with a standard automatic running boards, and the perforated leather upholstery comes in and exclusive black/white combination. There are real open-pore dark American walnut wood accents throughout the cabin, and a panoramic moonroof comes standard. The Capstone is the only Tundra model to get acoustic glass on the front doors for a quieter cabin.

2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone The Capstone comes with upscale, unique interior finishes, including two-tone leather upholstery.Toyota

A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and 10-inch head-up display are standard. The gauge cluster can be configured to show various functions beyond speed and engine revs. A 14-inch touchscreen is standard that runs wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Toyota's infotainment systems haven't been the most responsive or easy to use, but the automaker's new interface is intuitive, responsive, and powerful. Over-the-air updates can improve functions and add new ones over time, and cloud-based apps update traffic and other information in real time.

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