Refreshed Nissan Navara arrives for 2019

Nissan Navara pickup gets a new engine, improved chassis and updated tech

Nissan has released details of the updated Nissan Navara pickup truck. It features a new twin-turbo diesel engine, new gearboxes, a tweaked chassis and updated technology. The new Navara is on sale now, with prices starting from £21,850 (+VAT) for the entry-level King Cab version, increasing to £31,125 (+VAT) for the flagship Double Cab automatic model.

The new Navara gets minor styling updates including 17-inch wheels for lower trim levels, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels, updated LED headlights and gloss black trim for higher trim levels.

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Under the bodywork is where the majority of changes have taken place. A four-cylinder 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine with either 161bhp or 188bhp are the two options for both King Cab and Double Cab models.

The entry-level 161bhp version is only available with a new six-speed manual gearbox with four-wheel drive, which combine for 0-62mph in 12.5 seconds. Nissan says the new manual gearbox features a shorter shift and longer gear ratios, making it quieter and more efficient.

The 188bhp diesel engine is available in the Acenta model upwards. It can be specified with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox, with 0-62mph sprint taking 11.2 seconds.

Fuel economy figures for the refreshed Navara range are claimed to be up to 40.9 mpg under the older NEDC test, with CO2 emissions of 182-184g/km for the manual gearbox, rising to 194g/km for the automatic versions.

In addition to the new engine, the Navara’s front suspension has been tweaked and a new multi-link suspension setup has been fitted at the rear. Nissan claims these changes offer improved low-speed manoeuvrability and handling. Bigger front brakes have been added, with the entire model range now getting rear disc brakes as standard.

Load hauling ability on all models has also improved too. The King Cab can now carry up to 1,165kg, with the Double Cab capable of carrying 1115kg to 1180kg depending on the exact spec.

New safety tech includes Intelligent Trailer Sway Assist, which monitors a towed trailer for movement and automatically applys the brakes to keep both the vehicle and trailer under control when needed. Intelligent Emergency Braking, Hill Start Assist and Intelligent Around View Monitor are all included as standard.

Inside, a new NissanConnect eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen is included, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Owners will also be able to remotely operate door locks, check the status of fuel and fluid levels, and pre-programme sat-nav routes using a smartphone app.

Do you want to see how the Nissan Navara compares to its rivals? Read our list of the best pickup trucks.

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