In the Philippines, pickup trucks are very popular, given their renowned traits with respect to versatility as well as superb on- and off-road capability. The Nissan Navara has already established itself in its respective segment, as it stands strong in terms of reliability and capability without sacrificing that needed passenger comfort, thanks to its coil spring suspension setup. Although, have you ever dreamt of a meaner and more off-road oriented Navara that has higher ground clearance and with larger wheels? Then you’re lucky, as this vision already came to reality, in the form of the Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior.
This bad boy was first revealed in Australia late last year, and now it has officially made its way to SouthEast Asia, with Thailand being the first to get it. Likewise, it gets a number of exterior appointments which makes it look meaner and rugged. This isn’t your average special edition Navara, as it’s got upgraded springs and dampers which lifts the pickup by 40mm, a new bumper which complements its overall look, 17-inch N-Trek Warrior alloy wheels, and a set of 275/70 all-terrain tires.
Other exterior appointments include its blacked-out wheel arches, an all-black front grille, and a generous amount of orange accents throughout the body. Moreover, there are black roof rails, black side steps with orange highlights, a different rear bumper, and a colored steel bullbar situated at the front bumper.
Inside, you are greeted with a typical Navara interior layout. It gets leather upholstered seats and the Nissan Connect infotainment as standard. Like most Navaras, you also get the brand’s 360-degree around-view monitor for easy maneuvering at tight spaces.
In terms of powertrain, the Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior can be had in a familiar 2.5-liter YD25DDTi, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which has contrasting power figures between the 4x2 and 4x4. Respectively, 161 hp and 403 Nm of torque for the 4x2, while the 4x4 churns out a healthier 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque. It is only paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
There is no official word yet from Nissan Philippines if this model is destined to reach our shores. Although this should be a great addition to the local lineup if it were to arrive.