A 2021 Nissan Navara has been spied testing in Thailand before the covers come off later this year, with the camouflaged mule emerging on Instagram.
This time utilising Nissan's 'V-motion' grille and new boomerang LED signature in the headlights, the facelifted Navara will echo the evolved design language rolling out across the entire Nissan range in the coming year.
The 2021 model will likely be the last major update for the ute, which is expected to remain in production until 2024. By that stage, this particular Navara will have been in production for a decade.
Sales of the Navara are down 21.7 per cent year-to-date, compared with the same time in 2019 – only lagging slightly behind the whole-market decrease of 20.4 per cent.
This update can't come soon enough for the Navara, with competition intensifying thanks to brand-new Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes, and a recent update of the traditional segment-leader, the Toyota HiLux.
While power figures might get a bump with the facelift, powertrains are expected to remain largely unchanged from the current Navara, starting with a 2.3-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder with 120kW/403Nm or a range-topping twin-turbo version putting out 140kW/450Nm.