Nissan’s award-winning pickup gets a handsome special edition in the form of the N-Guard. Extra standard equipment and a fresh design grace this UK only model. While engine performance stays the same, the additions are sure to sway would-be pickup buyers.
The Navara N-Guard was based on the Navara EnGuard concept that was shown in the 2016 Hannover Motor Show, with the concept touted as an all-terrain pickup designed for first responders. Large tires, increased ride height, and a plethora of auxiliary equipment and life saving devices were shown attached to the concept.
The Navara N-Guard is based on the top-of-the-line trim level, and adds black finishes to the front grille, fog lamp surrounds, mirror covers, door handles and rear bumper. Smoked headlights with washers have also been added, and a sunroof is standard. Matching side steps and roof rails have been thrown in, along with a unique set of 18-inch alloy wheels. Three exterior colors grace the Navara N-Guard - Twilight Grey, Metallic Black, and Storm White. Metallic or Pearlescent paint options are also available. In addition, there are unique decals at the front doors and load bed behind the rear wheel.
On the inside, the Navara N-Guard has new leather and cloth seats. Design upgrades to the seat inserts and the addition of yellow double stitching add a unique interior touch. The door trim also shares the yellow touches, as do the signature floor mats.
The Nissan N-Guard is powered by a 2.3L turbo diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic, generating 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Existing top end safety features, such as hill start assist, hill descent control, intelligent emergency braking and intelligent around view monitor, are included as standard options.
The Navara N-Guard is on sale in the UK now. As with many special editions, the chances of it making local markets is incredibly slim. Those decals can be replicated, though. A few aftermarket parts later, and you’ll have something pretty close.