Most of you may not have realised but the current, 3rd generation Nissan Navara has been in the market for nearly a decade since it was first introduced in 2014.
Since then, the Navara even went on to provide the platform for pick-ups by other car manufacturers such as the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and the Renault Alaskan. With rivals going all-in with the latest tech, introduced in all-new (more refined) models like the highly impressive all-new Isuzu D-Max for example, the Navara appears to be at a disadvantage.
If you’re holding back for the latest Nissan pick-up, best be ready to wait as an automotive portal in the Philippines has reported that the all-new model would only go into production in Thailand in 2025.
The information was revealed to the publication from a source in the region that’s “familiar with the manufacturing plans of major automakers”. Our best guess is that it won’t get here in Malaysia until the start of 2026 from the looks of it.
That means the current Navara will have to hold the fort for at least another 4 years, before it can happily retire.
Locally, there are six different variants of the facelift Navara to choose from; prices start from RM 91,900 for the single cab all the way to RM 142,200 for the Navara PRO-4X model.
All variants are powered by a 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine with either 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmissions. The top four variants come with 190 hp and 450 Nm while the lower two is rated at 163 hp and 403 Nm.