The pickup trucks have become the common sight on the roads globally and more brands are joining this lucrative segment. Nissan Navara is, however, a well-established name in the industry and among the best choices in the class. The truck combines high power and efficiency with the class-top ride quality and high interior comfort. The model’s proven platform is also used by other utes including the Renault Alaskan and Mercedes X-Class. The Navara should also be the base of the new generation Nissan Frontier for the US market.
The successful truck was all-new for the 2015 model year while Nissan introduced recently the Dark Sky Concept based on the Navara and launched also the off-road ready N-Guard special edition version. The 2020 Nissan Navara should, however, bring more significant upgrades in order to stay relevant among the number of refreshed or redesigned rivals.
As the latest report claim, the next model year should bring the refreshed styling and interior of the popular truck. Nissan is also reported to prepping some modifications on the drivetrain while the same engines should appear again. The new and updated tech and comfort features should also come with the next Navara.
2020 Nissan Navara: Design
The prototype version of the 2020 Nissan Navara hasn’t been spotted on roads yet to supports the claims of the recent reports about the styling updates. Nissan hasn’t also revealed what it has in the mind with the next Navara.
Based on the latest reports, the new version should arrive with the refreshed styling and the changes should include the common upgrades of the mid-update. With the near-SUV styling, the current Navara is already attractive, mid-size truck but the new version should sport more modern exterior elements.
The front section of the model should adopt the new version of the V-motion grille combined with the new, narrower headlights. The front and rear bumpers should also be the subject of the update with several new details. The truck will, on another hand, stay in the same shape and dimensions and continue in three cab styles.
Nissan is also reportedly doing some updates inside the cabin of the reliable Navara. We should expect fresh materials and textures alongside the upgraded tech and comfort features.
The truck will provide a high driving position and good forward visibility but there will also be plenty of comfort and other convenience features for other passengers. The truck will come with the latest NIssanConnect system with smartphone apps and 7-inch screen. The Navara will also offer automatic climate control, leather treated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heating features, premium sound system and more. There will also be other exterior and interior enhancements like the 18-inch alloy wheels, chrome inserts, side steps, contrasting interior trim, etc. The truck will also keep the eye on the safety of passengers and comes with the automatic emergency braking, parking sensors, surround view cameras, etc.
2020 Nissan Navara: Powertrains
Nissan Navara has enough muscle and heavy-duty gear to work hard and go beyond the paved roads. The fully-boxed chassis and modern, turbodiesel engines of the model are also the part of the Mercedes X-Class and truck’s advanced, four-wheel drive provides also the all-terrain capability. The truck delivers also the top-in-class ride comfort.
The new 2020 Nissan Navara could, however, improve the ride quality and response thanks to some improvements made to the steering system and suspension. The reports claim that Nissan will revisit the steering system to provide better response and feedback. The suspension setup should also get new coil springs for even better ride comfort.
On the other hand, the truck should return with the same engine order. The base powerplant will be a 2.3-liter single turbo four-cylinder engine. The engine will provide 160 hp and torque of 403 Nm. With the pair of turbos this engine will have more muscle with 190 hp and 450 Nm at disposal.
The transmission units will include a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic gearbox. The truck will offer also two and advanced four-wheel drive and the rear locking differential will also be available for the off-road duties. As for the towing capability, the new Navara should stay at 3, 500 kg while will be able to carry over 1, 000 kg.
2020 Nissan Navara: Release, Price
The 2020 Nissan Navara will hit the market in late 2019. Nissan will reveal the price closer to the launch date but there shouldn’t be large fluctuations in the price range.