Nissan Navara refreshed

Nissan Navara receives styling upgrades on the eve of local production commencement

Reuben Van Niekerk

The Nissan Navara now comes with a more extroverted and athletic design, a quieter and more comfortable interior, as well as suspension tuning to enhance its on and off-road dynamic driving performance. The Navara also features an increased payload capacity up to 1.2 tons.


The new Navara is a milestone in the company’s Nisan Next transformation plan. For the first time, the full model line-up of the next generation Navara will be produced on home soil at Rosslyn, just outside Pretoria.


What’s new?

A reliable partner for work and travel, the new Navara comes with many best-in-class technologies, including an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features and safety systems.


The front fascia has been renewed to be unique and easily recognisable. It carries the new interlock grille, a unique feature first featured on the Nissan Titan. The model name is now embossed on top of the front grille and across the full width of the bed door in the rear.


High-tech C-shaped quad LED projector headlamps, increase brightness and add a level of sophistication to the rugged design. At the rear seamless signature LED tail lamps with bright chrome detail in between provide an impressive appearance. For added convenience, the pickup is equipped with a new rear bumper step for ease of access and use.


The interior has been treated to increased amounts of sound deadening, laminated windshield and front windows. Additionally the pickups front is now more convenient and driver orientated. This includes a new steering wheel and improved styling of the instrument panel highlighting the eight-inch navigation screen and a seven-inch high resolution TFT screen.


Pro-4X grade

Elevating the pickup’s rugged character is the introduction of the Pro-4X grade, a first for the Navara nameplate. Pro-4X offers an even more impressive, eye-catching style to appeal to extreme adventure lovers who crave an escape from the daily routine. The new look of Pro-4X grade will be available across the global Nissan pickup line-up.


The newly introduced Pro-4X comes with its own distinctive, athletic look with a Black Nissan emblem, a black front bumper and black grille, door handles, roof racks and running boards accented by 17-inch black wheels and all terrain tyres.


Improved pickup functionality

The DNA of the Nissan Navara remains with carried over powertrain options coupled with specifically tuned suspension and new pickup features that add usability and versatility.


A strengthened rear axle and additional truck bed volume make the vehicle the ultimate worksite partner. Nissan’s engineers have also worked hard to increase payload and now offer segment-leading capacity comparable to that of 1.2-ton rivals.


When will it be available?

Local production of the latest Navara will mean a more extensive line-up of bakkies for South African consumers to choose from.


Production is due to commence at the Rosslyn plant, outside Pretoria, in the first quarter of 2021.