A talk about mid-size pick-up trucks is never complete without mention of the Nissan Navara (Nissan Frontier for American market). Nissan has managed to create a legend in the Navara. The pick-up which has a distinctive look and an excellent performance is very popular in Australia and North America.
In these regions it is common to see quite a number of Navara trucks on the roads. Just as with the predecessors, the 2016 Nissan Navara model is available in two body styles i.e. a standard 2-door single cab and a 4-door double cab.
2016 Nissan Navara Exterior
The new Navara has gone through a significant exterior modification. Its body will utilize lightweight materials meaning it will be lighter than the outgoing model. Except for the length which has grown 11 inches to 206 inches, other exterior dimensions remain largely the same as the outgoing model. The new model also seats lower than the predecessor for better handling.
The front fascia of the 2016 Nissan Navara features a new U-shaped grille with a chrome finish. Redesigned LED headlights flank the grille along with new fog lights which feature chrome elements. It also has a new streamlined hood. At the rear, the 2016 Navara features a redesigned tailgate and revised taillights.
2016 Nissan Navara Interior
Being a pick-up truck, the 2016 Nissan Navara won’t be equipped with many hi-tech technological features but just the necessary ones. The cabin will be spacious and comfortable. The interior is offered in two trims i.e. a small King Cab model and the full-size Double Cabin.
The dashboard will be redesigned and covered in premium material. There will be an information screen mounted at the center of the dashboard to centralize display of relevant vehicle information to the driver. Nissan has added more steering wheel controls which make it easier for the driver to control the truck.
Other features to offer basic convenience include an infotainment system, a satellite navigation system, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, AM/FM radio and a quality audio system. On matters safety, the Navara will feature enhanced seatbelts, a package of airbags and various driving aids.
The 2016 Nissan Navara will feature two engine variants with each tuned in two different ways. The first engine is a 2.5 L turbo diesel which produces 188 hp and 450 Nm with the high-end tuning and 160 hp and 403 Nm for the lower tuning.
The second engine is a 2.3 L, YS23 gasoline engine which produces 188 hp and 450 Nm with a high tuning and 158 hp and 403 Nm with a low tuning. The engines will be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission system or a 7-speed automatic system. The vehicle will be offered with RWD as standard but with an option for 4WD. Nissan has not released details on its fuel economy but the vehicle has an expected 11% fuel economy improvement compared to the outgoing model.
Price and release date
Another good thing about the Navara is its affordable price. You get to enjoy its good looks and pleasant performance with as little as $ 17,990.
According to rumors, the vehicle will be availed to dealer showrooms before the end of the year or in the first quarter of 2016.