The Nissan Navara has been updated for 2019 and the changes are comprehensive. Here's what you need to know.
The Nissan Navara is a double-cab bakkie which is assembled in Spain, China, Mexico, Thailand and Argentina. It takes on the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux and Volkswagen Amarok in this hotly-contested segment.
Now for 2019, Nissan has unveiled some changes to the Nissan Navara. The Japanese brand claims the newcomer is "tougher, smarter and more fuel efficient." "I'm very pleased to announce the launch of the tougher, smarter and more fuel-efficient Navara" said Paolo D'Ettore, LCV BU Director. "Thanks to the combination of comfort, performance, payload and rugged capability, the Nissan Navara continues to be a huge success across Europe. The Navara is now in 109 markets worldwide and Nissan's frame and LCV business is seeing steady growth. With our ambitious midterm plan and growing product line-up, we're confident that this growth will continue, with more drivers purchasing our LCVs around the world."
Some of the changes range from a cleaner, more advanced and more efficient engine, which complies with Euro6DTemp standards.. There's a bit more power on the entry-level engine, a new infotainment system, 4-wheel disc brakes resulting in improved braking performance and changes to the rear suspension to provide a tougher stance in unladen conditions.
We'll have more information on local South African availability soon.