The owner of the million-mile truck has also been gifted a free 2020 Frontier from Nissan.
As a testament to its reliability, a 2007 Nissan Frontier recently clocked up more than one million miles. To achieve this, the truck's owner, Chicagoland delivery driver Brian Murphy, drove around 13 hours a day, 50,000 hours in total, and 70,000 miles a year on average. Amazingly, the original clutch lasted 801,000 miles before it needed to be replaced, while the timing chain was replaced after 700,000 miles as a precaution. Both the alternator and radiator lasted 450,000 miles.
To honor Murphy's achievement, Nissan has gifted the delivery driver a brand new 2020 Nissan Frontier completely free of charge.
Murphy was gifted a 2020 Nissan Frontier SV King Cab 4x4 pickup with four-wheel drive and is one of the first people in the world to take delivery of the 2020 Frontier. The original million-mile truck, on the other hand, is going back to Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, where it was originally built.
"Brian Murphy is the quintessential Frontier owner, so it's fitting that he will be driving one of the first 2020 Frontier pickups in America," said Craig Keeys, regional vice president, Nissan Midwest Region, Nissan North America. "Thank you, Brian, for illustrating the durability and reliability of the Frontier for more than 13 years and one million miles."
"I'll miss this truck, no doubt, but I'm glad it's going back 'home' to Smyrna," said Murphy.
It will take considerably longer for this 2020 Nissan Frontier to rack up on million miles, however, as Murphy says he is reducing the number of hours he works.
The 2020 Nissan Frontier boasts a number of upgrades over Murphy's original 2007 truck. Replacing the 2.5-liter four-cylinder that powered Murphy's truck is a new 3.8-liter V6 engine producing 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque, paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the 2020 Nissan Frontier starts at $26,790, but Murphy won't have to pay a single cent.