A new video in the teaser campaign for the next generation Nissan Navara has officially revealed the ute’s interior for the first time.
Released over the weekend, the latest clip shows many parts of the new ute’s interior, including its instrument panel, steering wheel, entertainment and navigation interface and climate control system.
The new ute’s dashboard design seems to be more car-like than previous generations of the Navara. Nestled between the tachometer and speedometer, both of which are large and slightly recessed, is an amply-sized colour LCD screen capable of displaying the time, compass directions, cruise control settings, gear selection, trip computer and other functions. It’s not clear if this will be fitted to all models, though.
The central section of the dashboard is dominated by two large silver-coloured faux metal spears, which serve to frame the car’s entertainment and air conditioning controls. One model shown has what appears to be a third-party entertainment headunit installed, while another is fitted with a system that’s shared with members of the Nissan passenger car range, including the Altima family sedan.
Other items shared with the Altima include the new ute’s leather-covered steering wheel and engine starter button. Power outlets are present at both the top and bottom of the new ute’s dash.
The new Nissan Navara will be unveiled on June 11. It’s scheduled to go on sale in Australia towards the end of 2014 or the beginning of 2015. The new Navara will replace both the current generation (D40) and previous generation (D22) models, which are presently sold side-by-side locally.
Andy Palmer, Nissan’s chief planning officer, told CarAdvice earlier this year that it’s likely that a body-on-frame SUV will be developed from the new Navara. It’s unclear whether this seven-seat vehicle would, like the Holden Colorado 7, Mitsubishi Challenger and Isuzu MU-X, go on sale in Australia or remain an overseas-only proposition, like the Toyota Hilux-based Fortuner.