Nissan staying true to its statement back in May that it will launch 13 new models has recently debuted the refreshed 2021 Nissan Navara. The popular Japanese pickup now comes with a new sleeker yet still athletic face, along with a newly redesigned grille, a new set of wheels, a new set of headlights, and a new variant called the Pro-4X.
The overall shape of the 2021 Nissan Navara hasn’t changed much, however, the entire front of the vehicle has been refreshed. It now comes with a new front bumper, new panels on the side, and a new hood that can accommodate the large redesigned three-bar grille. All in all, this gives the refreshed Navara a more angular front grille thanks to the new angles and cuts found on its front bumper.
Along with the new face comes a new set of headlights. The higher grades of the Japanese pickup truck come with a new design for its LED headlights that come in a four-light pattern. This further helps the more modern yet athletic design aesthetic that Nissan looks to be going for in its popular pickup.
Other changes to the vehicle include minor tweaks to its design. It now comes with a new set of wheels, a redesigned side mirror, and a new set of tail lamps. These new taillights now come with a new layout with a LED C shape right at the center of it.
On the inside, it still retains the same familiar layout as its predecessor. However, there are minor tweaks done to the cabin to give it a minor update. The steering wheel now comes with a new three-spoke design, along with the instrument cluster getting a larger display. Aside from that everything else has been carried over from the pre-facelifted model.
The 2021 Nissan Navara will now come with Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and with Intelligent Emergency Braking. These new features are designed to help prevent a multi-car collision by monitoring the vehicle two cars ahead and the vehicle directly in front of the Navara. On top of the new standard features for the global model, Nissan has also improved the Intelligent Around View Monitor. It now comes with a new off-road monitor feature that scans the area around the vehicle to check for obstacles. This feature only works at low speeds and when the vehicle is in four-wheel-drive mode. Aside from this other standard safety features have been carried over from the previous model.
Power and chassis
When it comes to engine and transmission options they are still the same as the 2.5-liter turbo diesel motors have been carried over with the refresh. The 2.5-liter turbo-diesel still makes 187hp and 450 Nm of torque for its higher trim levels, while its lower variants get a 2.5-liter turbo diesel motor that makes 163hp and 403 Nm of torque. Transmission options have been carried over as the Narava can still be had with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
As far as the chassis is concerned, Nissan has updated the rear axle of the vehicle by strengthening it. This has, in turn, increased the payload capacity of the pickup truck. The Japanese brand has also tweaked the bed of the vehicle giving it additional volume along with a new integrated step in the rear bumper for ease of access. Nissan has also updated the steering rack of the vehicle to give the driver a better feel of the road and to make handling the vehicle much easier.
Nissan Philippines has yet to release a statement as to if or when the 2021 Nissan Navara will be launched in the country anytime soon. However, if we were to estimate its arrival it could enter the local automotive market towards the latter half of 2021 or by early 2022. For now, we will just have to wait for Nissan to release more information about its refreshed pickup truck.