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Nissan is amped about the emerging battle going on in the midsize pickup truck market, a segment that it’s been in for years.

But the recent activity in the segment with the new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and updated Toyota Tacoma has spilled to the Nissan Frontier as well, with its sales increasing by 47 percent last year.

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U.S. sales of mid-size pickup trucks jumped 54 percent in September 2016 to nearly 40,000 units.

While massive year-over-year increases in pickup truck sales can often be attributed to commensurate increases in incentives, as seen with the Ram P/U’s victory over the Chevrolet Silverado in September, mid-size pickup truck buyers are willing to pay big bucks.

Average transaction prices in the Toyota Tacoma-controlled midsize pickup truck segment last month, according to Kelley Blue Book, rose 6 percent compared with September 2015. That was by far the biggest increase for any segment in average transaction prices.

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Every truck in our 2016 Mid-Size Truck Shootout represents each manufacturer’s off-road package, and the Nissan Frontier can be fairly described as the truck in most need of a refresh. But the PRO-4X Frontier has really held up to the test of time. The truck enters this year’s test as the most affordable at $35,810, and while the Frontier returns with no major changes it still offers a great value proposition for mid-size truck buyers.

MASSILLON, Ohio – The new Overland Series Truck Cap from A.R.E. puts the finishing touch on today’s tough trucks.

Designed to complement trucks styled with black fender flares, running boards and other trim options, the Overland is a cab-high fiberglass truck cap that delivers a rugged look and increased durability.

The Overland features the addition of a flat black protective coating along the front and bottom of each side of the cap for increased strength in high-stress areas.  This high-quality spray-on material, manufactured by Bullet Liner(r), is rust, fade and impact resistant.  The fine texture application of the material enhances the truck cap’s look, giving it an OE-quality appearance.