Ride and handling tweaks headline updated ute
Nissan has announced pricing and specs for its tweaked Navara, which will benefit from handling changes and more technology behind the wheel.
The updated ute goes on sale later this month, with pricing to start at $25,990 in single-cab guise, $28,490 in 'King Cab' trim or $33,490 as a dual-cab.
On the technology front, all models except the bargain-basement DX now get a reversing camera – housed in the 7.0-inch infotainment screen on SL, ST and ST-X cars, or within the rear-view mirror on RX variants – while SL, ST and ST-X cars also come with a digital speedo in the instrument cluster.
Range-topping ST-X dual-cab and King Cab models now come with a surround view camera, facilitated by four cameras mounted around the exterior, and the ST King Cab gains standard navigation. ISOFIX child seat mounting points have been added across the range, too.
Down back, the revised Navara has been given repositioned (easier to reach) tray tie-down points, and the range-topping ST-X has four extra low-down hooks when the right options boxes are ticked.
Cloth trim is standard across the range, but ST-X Dual Cab and ST-X King Cab automatic models can be optioned with leather for $1500. Ticking the box for leather also brings seat heating, leather door trim and eight-way power adjustment for the driver.
Power still comes from the same engines: a twin-turbo 2.3-litre diesel making 140kW and 450Nm in SL, ST and ST-X models, and a single-turbo 2.3-litre with 120kW and 403Nm in lesser trim levels.
“The 2018 Nisan Navara includes some important new additions that will continue to entice ute buyers to the Nissan brand,” said Stephen Lester, Nissan Australia managing director.
“Before the 2018 model arrives, our focus is on the runout of the current series. There are some great runout deals available for private buyers, who can purchase the Navara Dual Cab ST 4X4 from $42,990 drive-away, as well as a range of offers for those with an ABN.
As for the handling changes? Nissan is remaining tight-lipped about what they'll entail, but the company says ride, handling, suspension and steering changes will be announced at the media launch later this month.
2018 Nissan Navara price changes
All prices exclude on-road costs
- Navara RX 4x4 King Cab 6MT – $37,290 (+$300)
- Navara RX 4x2 Dual Cab 6MT – $33,490 (+$500)
- Navara RX 4x2 Dual Cab 7AT – $35,990 (+$500)
- Navara ST 4x2 Dual Cab 6MT – $40,190 (+$200)
- Navara ST 4x2 Dual Cab 7AT – $42,690 (+$200)
- Navara RX 4x4 Dual Cab 7AT – $42,990 (+$500)
- Navara ST 4x4 Dual Cab 6MT – $47,190 (+$200)
- Navara ST 4x4 Dual Cab 7AT – $49,690 (+$200)