Nissan has launched a more hardcore version of its Navara double-cab bakkie in the UK and it’s called the Navara Off-Roader AT32 which rivals the likes of the new Ford Ranger Raptor.
The new Navara Off-Roader AT32 was developed in partnership with Arctic Trucks (AT) and the vehicle made its debut at the 2018 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, UK. The name AT stands for Arctic Trucks, an icelandic 4x4 vehicle specialist while 32 represents the diameter (in inches) of each tyre.
According to Nissan, the Navara Off-Roader AT32 is the most capable Navara ever. It features a 20 mm raised ride height to 243 mm with full underbody protection for hardcore offroad application as well larger offroad tyres. The Offroader AT32 can be optionally equipped with a front differential lock and a snorkel to further enhance offroad performance. Maximum approach angle has been increased to 35° (up from 30.4°), while breakover angle is now 24° (up from 22.2°).
With the optional snorkel fitted, wading depth increases by 200 mm to 800 mm over the standard Navara.
Standard features fitted to the Navara Off-Roader AT32 include Hill Start Assist, Hill Decent Control, Intelligent Emergency Braking and Intelligent Around View Monitor.
Nissan, however, makes no mention of an engine update and the Navara Off-Roader AT32 is likely to feature the current 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine with 140 kW and 450 Nm of torque. It’s worth noting that the recently-revealed Ford Ranger Raptor offers marginally more power and torque of 157 kW and 500 Nm from its 2.0-litre bi-turbodiesel engine.
Nissan South Africa has yet to confirm if the Navara Off-Roader AT32 will be offered in South Africa but it is currently earmarked for pan-European markets. We will keep you updated as soon as more information becomes available.