Another day, another new pick-up truck! This time, it’s the new Nissan Navara facelift, launched here in Malaysia just last Friday.
The new Nissan Navara is offered in six variants, headlined by the stunning PRO-4X variant, which of course, we’ve already gone into more details over here. Prices start at RM91,900 (on-the-road, without insurance) for the single-cab workhorse variant, moving all the way up to RM142,200 for the aforementioned PRO-4X.
The new facelift is characterised by the large ‘interlock’ grille up in front, surrounded (mostly) by a thick chrome trim. The Navara PRO-4X however, replaces chrome with a matte black trim – a colour that’s repeated frequently throughout the entire exterior.
Automatic halogen headlights are standard items, but the three higher-end variants get a quad-LED projector set-up with a new C-shaped signature daytime-running lights. It’s a similar story for the tail lights too, with only the top three variants getting the LED tail lights with C-shaped lighting signature.
The new Nissan Navara is powered by a YD25 2.5-litre inline-four turbodiesel mill across the board, but with two different output configurations, split by the choice of transmission.
On the manual variants, the engine is configured in a “medium output” setting, making 163 hp and 403 Nm of torque. Variants with the seven-speed automatic transmission meanwhile have their output figures bumped up to 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque.
The six-speed row-your-own transmission is offered on the SE Manual and workhorse single-cab variants, while the PRO-4X, VL, V, and SE Auto are only offered with the seven-speed automatic transmission – and thus all have the higher engine output.
Inside, Nissan says that they’ve focused on improving the quietness and comfort in the cabin of this new Navara. Most notably, there’s the new noise-isolation acoustic laminated glass on the wind shield and front windows, as well as the new rear seats with improved thigh support, curved backrest, and a new centre armrest with integrated cup holders.
As for safety, autonomous emergency braking is now made available on the V variant onwards. However, the VL and PRO-4X steps it up a notch with more advanced driver assistance features such as blind-spot warning and lane departure warning, alongside a 360-degree surround view monitor and two additional rear parking sensors.
With six different variants, there are of course a lot more information to decipher, so be sure to check out the full video above, or if you prefer to read – our full launch coverage here.