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Published on April 16th, 2021 | by Joshua Chin

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Facelifted Nissan Navara Pickup Launched Locally

The big news here is the addition of a new off-road inspired PRO-4X variant to the local Navara lineup. 

It has been a busy period for local pickup news this week. That is because not only has Ford, Mitsubishi and Isuzu all had their time in the sun in recent time, but Nissan has also joined in the fun most recently with the local launch of the facelifted version of its Navara pickup. 

First unveiled late last year after a dry spell of some six years, the self-styled ‘Mother Trucker’ gains various incremental improvements under its subtly redesigned skin. The big news that is grabbing headlines with this new Navara however will probably be its new top-of-the-line, off-road inspired PRO-4X variant that is supposedly to take on the likes of the Hilux Rogue, the new D-Max X-Terrain and even perhaps the Ranger Raptor. 

Getting back to the updates that were made throughout the range however and starting with the exterior refresh first, the new Navara gains a more imposing front end design courtesy of a more imposing ‘interlock’ front grille that supposedly apes the look full-sized Nissan Titan pickup currently sold in North America. Moving round the back meanwhile, a redesigned tailgate is flanked by new LED tail light clusters and a reworked rear bumper with an integrated step. 

Continuing round the rear of the facelifted Navara, all double cab variants of this updated Nissan gains a reworked version of its signature rear multi-link suspension setup with Dual-Rate Coil Springs. Adding to that are a reshaped load bed with Tailgate Assist, a strengthened rear axle with electronic rear diff locks and a new steering rack in the aid of improving the versatility and drivability of this pickup. 

Speaking of improving the drivability of the Navara, the Japanese automaker has also brought its Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of active safety aids to the mid to high trim levels of this pickup. Attention has also been paid to further refining the experience within its cabin too, with the addition of a noise isolation acoustic laminated front windscreen, an 8-inch central infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch TFT display within the instrument cluster as well as a new steering wheel and zero gravity seats being among the interior enhancements made during this update. 

As for what powers the updated Navara, there has unfortunately been no changes to the two variants of 2.5 litre turbodiesel four-cylinders on offer from before. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, power and torque output is rated at 163 PS and 403 Nm respectively. Paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission however, these figures than rise to 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque. 

Coming fully imported from Thailand with a five-year/150,000 km warranty, the updated Navara will cost from RM 91,900 for the base-spec single cab variant to RM 142,200 for the range-topping PRO-4X trim level. A wide range of ‘Exclusive Factory Fitted Accessories’ are also available for customisation of one’s Nissan, and all these packages listed below comes with 3-year/ 100,000 km warranty:

Edaran Tan Chong Motors is currently running a special hire purchase Flexi Financing Promotion too, which enables buyers to drive away with one of these new pickups from between RM 670 and RM 1,200 a month with a 9-year loan. More information about this offer can be obtained through contacting Tan Chong Capital Resources. 

A further breakdown of the full specs of each Navara variant on offer can be found below: 

Workhorse Variant – Nissan Navara Single Cab Manual 

Exterior

  • New Large Unpainted Front ‘Interlock’ Grille
  • Halogen Headlamps (with Auto On/Off) and Tail Lamps
  • Body Coloured Front Bumper
  • Unpainted Rear Bumper and Door Handles
  • New Rear Bumper with Integrated Step
  • Easy Bed Step at both left and right of the Bed
  • Power Adjustable and Manual Foldable Unpainted Door Mirrors
  • Rear Leaf Springs
  • 16-inch Steel Wheels with Tyres (205R16C)
  • Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,335 x 1,790 x 1,775
  • Rear Bed Length x Width x Height (mm): 2,311 x 1,560 x 472
  • Payload Capacity: 1.1 tonne
  • Available Colour: Solid White

Interior

  • Remote Keyless Entry with Jack Knife Key and Key Cylinder Ignition
  • Standard Monochrome Display Meter
  • New Sporty Steering Wheel with Audio and Bluetooth Hands-Free control switches
  • Wide 2-Din Audio system with Bluetooth, 2 speakers, 1x 12V Power Outlet and 1x USB-Powered Ports
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Manual Air-conditioning System
  • Speed Sensing Wiper System
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock System

Safety

  • Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Brake Assist
  • 2 SRS Airbags
  • Reverse Sensor (x2) and Immobilizer 

Entry Variant – Nissan Navara SE Auto & Manual

Exterior

  • New Large Chrome Front ‘Interlock’ Grille with ‘NAVARA’ stamped on top
  • Halogen Headlamps (with Auto On/Off) and Tail Lamps
  • Black and Silver-accented Front Bumper
  • Power Adjustable and Power Foldable Body Coloured Door Mirrors with LED Turn Signal
  • Chrome Door Handles
  • 17-inch Alloy Wheels with Tyres (255/65R17)
  • Black Painted Side Step
  • Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,260 x 1,850 x 1,825
  • Rear Bed Length x Width x Height (mm): 1,469 x 1,560 x 519
  • Payload Capacity: 1.1 tonne
  • Available Colours: Black Star, Brilliant Silver, Solid White

Interior

  • Remote Keyless Entry with Jack Knife Key and Key Cylinder Ignition
  • New Sporty Steering Wheel with Audio and Bluetooth Hands-Free control switches
  • Standard Monochrome Display Meter
  • Wide 2-DIN Audio system with Bluetooth, 4 speakers, 2x 12V Power Outlet and 4x USB-Powered Ports
  • Manual Air-Conditioning with Rear Vents
  • Zero-Gravity Inspired Semi Bucket Black Fabric Front Seats with 6-way Manual Adjustable
  • New Rear Black Fabric Seat with Thigh Support and Curved Backrest
  • New Rear Armrest with built-in Cup Holders and 3x Headrest
  • Speed Sensing Wiper System
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock System

Safety

  • Reverse Sensor (x2) and Immobilizer 
  • 2 SRS Airbags
  • ISOFIX with Top Tether (x2)

Best Value-for-Money Variant – Nissan Navara V Auto (add ons from SE)

Exterior

  • New Quad LED Projector Headlamps with Iconic C-shaped LED Signature Daytime Running Light
  • New LED Tail Lamps with Iconic C-shaped LED Signature
  • LED Fog Lamps
  • Available Colours: Burning Red, Black Star, Brilliant Silver, Solid White

Interior

  • Intelligent Key and Push start Ignition
  • New Sporty Steering Wheel with Audio, Bluetooth Hands-Free, Digital Display and Cruise Control switches
  • Cruise Control System
  • New Full Colour 7-inch High Resolution Advanced Drive-Assist Digital (ADAD) Display Meter
  • 8-inch Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto ready system, Rear View Camera, 6 speakers, 2x 12V Power Outlet and 4x USB-Powered Ports
  • Dual Zone Automatic Air-Conditioning with Rear Vents

Safety

  • Intelligent Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Driver Alertness
  • 6 SRS Airbags

Premium Variant – Nissan Navara VL Auto (adds on from V)

Exterior

  • Silver Painted Roof Rails
  • Power Adjustable and Auto Folding Body Coloured Door Mirrors with LED Turn Signal
  • 18-inch 2-tone Machined Alloy Wheels with Tyres (255/60R18)
  • Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,260 x 1,850 x 1,860

Interior

  • Zero-Gravity Inspired Semi Bucket Black Leather Front Seats with 8-way Driver and 2-way Lumbar Support Power Adjustable
  • Leather Seats with Hexagonal Pattern and Silver Stitching
  • Rain Sensing Wiper System

Safety

  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Off-Road Mode
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • High Beam Assist
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Reverse Sensor (x4) and Immobilizer 

Flagship Off-Road Variant – Nissan Navara PRO-4X Auto (add ons from VL)

Exterior

  • New Large Black Front ‘Interlock’ Grille with ‘NAVARA’ stamped on top
  • Black Front and Rear Nissan Emblem
  • Black and Orange Accented Front Bumper
  • Black Fender Flares with Orange Accents
  • Black Painted Roof Rails, Door Mirrors, Door Handles and Side Steps
  • 17-inch Black Painted PRO-4X Alloy Wheels with All-Terrain Tyres (255/65R17)
  • New Utili-Track Channel system with 2 channels and 4 heavy-duty forged aluminium cleats
  • Overall Length x Width x Height (mm): 5,260 x 1,875 x 1,855
  • Available Colours: Stealth Grey, Burning Red, Black Star, and Pearl White (with surcharge RM 1,300)

Interior

  • Exclusive Zero-Gravity Inspired Semi Bucket Leather Front Seats with PRO-4X Logo and Orange-accent Stitching; 6-way Manual Adjustable

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