One of the hottest new hobbies is overlanding, where you take an off roader on a trip that lasts for days or weeks without seeing civilization. It’s actually pretty expensive, thanks to all the extra equipment you need to bolt onto your SUV. Nissan wants to prove there’s a more affordable way to do it, which it’s showcasing with the Destination Frontier.
This overlanding truck is supposed to cost about $40,000, which includes the purchase price of a new Nissan Frontier Crew Cab SV 4×4 Midnight Edition. That’s less than MSRP for the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, so it is relatively affordable.
Nissan has detailed out 14 major modifications to the truck, which actually is fewer than you see at mall-rated Jeeps in many towns. To help with clearance and underbody protection, there is a Nisstec 3-inch lift kit, plus Hefty Fabworks front bumper, rock sliders, and skid plates. The 33-inch Nitto Trail Grappler tires wrapped around American Racing wheels provide aggressive traction.
In the event you do get stuck or need to help someone else out, there’s a Warn Zeon 10-S Winch. Baja Designs LP6 Pro Lights help keep the trail ahead illuminated.
A Leitner Designs bed rack helps you transport your gear, plus it provides a surface for the CVT Mt. Shasta rooftop tent. The Rhino Rack Pioneer Tray keeps your stuff organized in the bed. Nissan even installed a Dometic fridge/freezer so you can bring along your Chunky Monkey to eat while staring at the starlit sky at night.