Nissan took the covers of its new and heavily face-lifted Navara (or Frontier, as it is known in some markets) pick-up truck. Apart from the powertrain options, much were detailed in the elaborate virtual launch the company held for it online earlier today.
Pictured here is a new ‘Pro-4X’ variant that sports beefier aesthetics ala contemporary rivals like the Ford Ranger WildTrak and the Toyota Hilux 2.8 Rogue. Aptly, much of this newfound aggression was inspired by the Titan – the Navara’s bigger American cousin.
Highlights include the revised LED lead- and taillights, interlocking front grille design, as well as beefier front and rear bumpers with the latter even boasting built-in steps to enhance access to the flatbed – nifty.
Apart from styling, Nissan have also strengthened the Navara in a number of key areas. Notable here is the improved cabin noise insulation the Japanese carmaker claims to have incorporated, followed by a sleuth of new high tech driver assists and convenience bits.
Key highlights on board now include a brand new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen boasting Apple CarPlay connectivity, USB-C ports, as well as larger new seven-inch multi-info display screen in the instrument cluster amongst them.
In terms of driver assistance, the Navara is now laced with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning with braking intervention, driver attention alert, as well as a 360-degree parking monitor with moving-object detection and off-road mode.
Nissan has kept mum as to what powertrain choices will be offered, but it seems likely ASEAN market-bound Navaras will still soldier on with the existing 2.5-litre turbodiesel and six-speed automatic combination. Notably, Nissan’s also opted to keep the Navara riding coil-sprung multilink rear suspension as the current one does too.
Nissan hasn’t stated as to when this new Navara will go on sale either, but we can likely expect it to enter our market sometime next year. Check out more images of the new 2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X in the gallery prepared below.