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by Brett Davis

Nissan Australia has released the new 2012 Nissan Navara, which comes with equipment upgrades and a wider spread of diesel availability throughout the range.

Nissan’s robust 3.0-litre turbo-diesel unit, producing 170kW and 550Nm, is now available in dual-cab ST-X form, and the range-topping ST-X 550. Both are backed up by a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Stepping down a model is the new dual-cab ST, which comes with a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 140kW and 450Nm. It’s backed up by a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.

All 2012 Navara variants come with electronic stability control and three-point seat belts for all passengers, and all have been given a four-star ANCAP safety rating.

The three variants above come with a braked towing capacity of 3000kg, while the new RX single cab loses the bench seat and welcomes bucket-style seating and a vinyl floor.

The new ST 4×4 dual cab comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, six airbags, three child seat anchor points, dual-zone air-conditioning, and a USB-compatible stereo.

Next up in the range, the all-new ST-X, comes with fog lights, tinted rear windows, under-seat rear storage and an alloy sports bar.

The top-line ST-X 550 adds leather trim, heated front seats, a premium Bose audio system, reversing camera and satellite navigation, and a satin black sports bar with LED brake lights.

2012 Nissan Navara manufacturer’s list prices (excluding government and dealer charges):

  • Navara single cab RX CC 4×4 diesel – $34,860
  • Navara king cab RX CC 4×4 diesel – $39,900 ($42,150 auto)
  • Navara king cab ST-X CC 4×4 diesel – $42,910 ($45,160 auto)
  • Navara king cab ST-X PU 4×4 diesel – $44,610 ($46,860 auto)
  • Navara dual cab RX PU 4×2 diesel – $30,600 ($32,850 auto)
  • Navara dual cab RX PU 4×4 diesel – $41,300 ($43,550 auto)
  • Navara dual cab RX CC 4×4 diesel – $39,600 ($41,850 auto)
  • Navara dual cab ST PU 4×4 diesel – $46,800 ($49,050 auto)
  • Navara dual cab ST-X PU 4×4 diesel – $56,990 (auto only)
  • Navara dual cab ST-X 550 4×4 diesel – $62,990 (auto only)



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