If Nissan didn’t mention that it’s merely a facelift model, you’d think they’ve unveiled a completely new pick-up!
Starting with the exterior, the new Navara’s front hood is now higher than before, with a much larger front grille. The imposing front end is further enhanced with quad LED projectors. According to Nissan, the size and design of the grille represents a “frame that holds the engine”. Ok, Nissan.
Aside from a strengthened rear axle, the Nissan Navara now also delivers the best-in-class payload capacity of 1.1 tonnes. The rear end features new LED taillights and a new rear bumper step for easier access to the cargo bed.
Cabin insulation has also been improved with more soundproofing material along with an acoustic laminated windscreen and front windows. The new Navara will also get the same steering design seen in the new Almera launched here recently. It’s 8-inch touchscreen display that now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The rear seats are now even more comfortable for rear passengers, with an improved backrest design and cushions. The back seats now come with a rear armrest with built-in cup holders.
Aside from its new rugged good looks, polished ride and interior design, the Navara is now also a lot safer. It gets forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.
Also available is the around view monitor which uses four mounted cameras for a clearer view of the pick-up’s surroundings in tight spaces or when parking. The feature also comes with an off-road monitor to allow the driver to look out for obstacles when driving off-road.
New convenience features include rain-sensing wipers with speed adjustment and speed-sensing door locks that activates when vehicle speed is in excess of 25 km/h.
When using the 4WD mode, the Navara activates its Active Brake Limited Slip Differential system (ABLS), which manages power delivery and wheel braking between the front and rear axles and between the left and right of the vehicle, depending on traction and speed.
The Navara is now also offered with a really cool and rugged PRO-4X variant that enhances the new pick-up’s design even more. You get a black Nissan emblem, black front bumper and grille, black door handles and roof racks along with orange accents splattered across the car. The PRO-4X line also uses a signature orange-red color for the Nissan wordings on the black emblem.
Proudly manufactured in Thailand for the ASEAN and Australian markets, the new Nissan Navara further strengthens Thailand’s position as a strategic manufacturing and R&D hub for ASEAN.