In Asia, the premiere of the updated 3rd generation Nissan Navara pickup, which received a more modern appearance, took place. Most of all, the truck was transformed from the front, while becoming similar to the full-size Nissan Titan for the American market. For example, a large radiator grill with a massive edging reminds of the latter.
In addition, the updated 2021 Nissan Navara received a slightly raised hood and new LED headlights, although the basic “working” versions of the model are simple reflex halogens. Additionally, the truck got another rear bumper with a convenient integrated step and a different tailgate, and new lights appeared at the stern.
The Japanese have also announced a new flagship modification of the Navara Pro-4X, which is an “off-road” version of the model. It is distinguished from ordinary versions by a special decor with contrasting inserts, as well as protective plastic linings on the wheel arches, in which 17-inch wheels with AT-class tires flaunt. Another feature of the special version is the height of the sides of the cargo area increased to 520 mm (+ 35).
The salon of Nissan Navara 2021 during the restyling received a new steering wheel in the style of passenger models of the brand, as well as a 7.0-inch color display of the on-board computer in the dashboard. The pickup presented in Asia has a modern multimedia system with an 8.0-inch screen and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay interfaces, but cars for the European were equipped with such a complex even before the planned restyling.
The company reports on improving the noise insulation of the pickup interior by using double-layer glass in the front doors. Plus, they promise increased comfort for two-row versions of cars, which received a new rear sofa with a revised profile and a comfortable center armrest during the update.
Of the technical features of the 2021 Nissan Navara model year, it is worth noting the reinforced rear suspension, although the latter has not changed structurally: depending on the configuration, either springs or springs are used here. Car carrying capacity increased to 1.2 tons.
In addition, the restyled pickup got a steering gear with a modified rack, which made the car more maneuverable at low speeds. The truck for the Asian market has lost the previous 2.5-liter turbodiesel, receiving the more modern 2.3-liter dCi with two turbines, which is already equipped in pickups for the European and Australian markets.
This unit is offered in two power options – 163 or 190 hp. It can work either with a six-speed manual or with a seven-speed automatic.
The drive of the model can be either rearward or rigidly connected full. For the updated pickup, a wide range of electronic assistants has also become available, including automatic braking, all-round cameras and a lane keeping system (using brakes). True, all this is available exclusively for a surcharge.
Serial production of the updated Nissan Navara has started in Thailand, while restyled pickups will appear on the local market in December 2020. Then the Japanese will organize the supply of cars to some other Asian markets, and factories in South Africa and Mexico will be connected to the assembly of trucks. As for Europe, the local version of the model, which is being assembled by the Spanish company of the brand, will also be updated and will receive a modern appearance.