This Is The New 2020 Nissan Navara, And It’s Looking Quite Badass
Nissan today unveiled the new 2020 Nissan Navara pickup, featuring a more aggressive design, a quieter and more comfortable interior, as well as suspension tuning to enhance its on- and off-road dynamic driving performance. The pickup also features an increased payload capacity.
Further elevating the pickup’s rugged character is the introduction of the PRO-4X variant – a first for the Navara nameplate.
The Navara 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 global Nissan pick-up line-up.
According to Nissan, the 2020 Navara marks another milestone in the company’s Nissan NEXT transformation plan and confirms Nissan’s commitment to service the strong ongoing demand for advanced pickups across the ASEAN and Australia regions.
Design wise, the Navara’s front fascia carries the new “interlock” grille – a unique feature found exclusively on the Nissan pickup family and first introduced on the latest Nissan Titan – creating a powerful front face for the vehicle.
And then we have the model name which is embossed on top of the front grille and across the full width of the bed door in the rear. The font of the model name was also updated.
The Navara also features C-shaped quad LED projector headlamps, LED tail lamps with bright chrome detail in between, a new rear bumper step, as well as new side step finishers.
Inside, the new Navara comes with increased level of sound deadening insulation and laminated windshield and front windows. Additionally, the pickups front is now more convenient and driver-oriented.
This includes a new Nissan steering wheel and improved styling of the instrument panel highlighting the 8-inch navigation screen and a 7-inch higher resolution TFT screen.
The rear seats are now even more comfortable for passengers, with upgrades to the seat cushions and back shapes. For added convenience, passengers in the back can also now utilize the new rear armrest with built-in cup holders to store beverages or smartphones.
The newly introduced PRO-4X grade 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 tires.
The PRO-4X takes the design up another notch with lively, orange-red accents, a tint inspired by the color of magma, contrasted with the dark grill, wheels, and mirror caps.
The PRO-4X line also uses a signature orange-red color for the Nissan wordmark on the black emblem, as well as other orange-red accents inside and outside the car.
The new Nissan Navara will be available in eight exterior colors, with two new colors (Orange Brown and a new shade of gray, developed for the PRO-4X grade) available in all markets with light gray, gray and black fabric or leather interior (options and colors will vary by market).
Where driver assistance is concerned, there are the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning System, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Driver Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
To meet the increasing needs of connected lifestyles, the new Nissan Navara is now equipped with a new Nissan Connect infotainment system with Bluetooth streaming audio, voice recognition, navigation, multiple USB ports, a USB Type C port in the console which can support the charging of multiple devices, rain-sensing wipers with wiping speed adjustment, and a speed-sensing door lock that switches on as soon as vehicle speed exceeds 25 km/h for enhanced security.
The Navara is also equipped with auto-folding mirror for smarter parking and serving as an easily visible reminder of when the vehicle is locked or unlocked.
Other improvements include a strengthened rear axle, additional truck bed volume (depending on region), an integrated step in the new rear bumper, a flap-type, tie-down hook on the truck bed.
Nothing was mentioned about the powertrain, which indicates that the Navara will most probably retain the existing 2.3 litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that kicks out 188 hp and 450 Nm of torque, along a choice of either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
What we do know is that there is an Active Brake Limited Slip Differential system (ABLS), which manages power delivery and wheel braking between the front and rear axles and between the left and right of the vehicle, depending on traction and speed.
Working with the Vehicle Dynamic Control system (VDC) and ABS brakes, this system enables drivers to be more confident and feel secure when towing large payloads and driving through muddy terrain with less acceleration and brake operation.
And then we have the Trailer Sway Control system which helps the vehicle to maintain stability on the road when towing a trailer.