Nissan Navara is the name for the D22 and D40 generations of Nissan pickup trucks sold in Asia; in North, Central and South America and the Philippines it is sold as the Nissan Frontier. The line began in 1998, replacing the D21 Nissan Hardbody truck. As of 2002, the D22 series pickup is no longer sold in Japan; the D22's primary market being North America. It is now built at the Nissan factory in Smyrna, Tennessee.Nissan was the pioneer of the "Hardbody" or "Nissan Frontier" since 1986. The first was the D21, considered to be a small pick up.