The updated Nissan Navara is due in February 2021. It will come with more safety tech and added features – and a higher price.
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Nissan has released drive-away prices on selected models in the new Navara ute range – two months before the updated model is due in local showrooms.

However, the offers are only available to business buyers – or ABN holders – which means about 75 per cent of customers will be asked to pay full price.

The 2021 Nissan Navara range will start from $32,990 drive-away for the most basic cab-chassis two-wheel-drive SL powered by a single turbo 2.3-litre diesel (120kW/403Nm).

This is $4000 more than the cheapest diesel 4x2 cab-chassis model in the current Nissan Navara range.

It is also $3000 more than the equivalent Isuzu D-Max ($29,990 drive-away), which is powered by a 3.0-litre turbo diesel (140kW/450Nm) – and $6000 more than the cheapest Toyota HiLux cab-chassis 4x2 petrol ($26,990 drive-away). Both prices for the Isuzu and Toyota are available to all-comers, not just ABN holders.

As is the case today, the majority of the updated Nissan Navara range will be powered by the familiar twin turbo 2.3-litre diesel (140kW/450Nm), which remains unchanged since it was introduced with this generation in 2015.

The 2021 Nissan Navara ST-X double cab four-wheel-drive – which accounts for the largest slice of sales, about one-third of all Nissan Navaras – starts from $55,790 drive-away for the six-speed manual and $57,290 drive-away for the seven-speed auto, for ABN holders.

This is more than $10,000 dearer than the previous low for the Nissan Navara ST-X; it had limboed to $44,990 drive-away for a manual and $47,490 drive-away for an auto for four months from December 2017 – and returned to those super-low prices in December 2018 (see examples below).

The Nissan Navara ST-X limboed to super-low prices in late 2017 and late 2018 (above).

The current model Nissan Navara ST-X is available from $55,290 drive-way with automatic transmission, undercutting the updated model by $2000. However this price is available to all-comers, not just ABN holders, and has a 1 per cent finance rate offer.

Car companies often restrict special offers to ABN holders to limit the discounted models they have to sell, however buyers can simply apply for an ABN online.

While Nissan will make buyers jump through hoops to get a drive-away deal, the Ford Ranger XLT – the equivalent model to the Nissan Navara ST-X – is available to all-comers from $55,990 drive-away with the 3.2-litre five-cylinder and six-speed auto, or $57,490 drive-away with the twin turbo 2.0-litre and 10-speed auto (examples of current offers listed below).

The flagship Nissan Navara Pro-4X starts from $59,790 drive-away as a manual, and the auto is $61,290 drive-away to ABN holders, however this variant will not be available at launch in February 2021 and is likely to follow in March or April as production ramps up.

The locally-developed Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior edition is due some time between April and June 2021, though exact timing and pricing are yet to be confirmed.

In a media statement, the boss of Nissan Australia, Stephen Lester, said: “The new Navara offers a compelling package for both prospective and loyal customers. With a tough new design and the addition of more (advanced safety tech), the Navara is a genuine ‘work hard, play hard’ vehicle.”

While the 2021 Nissan Navara gains a bold new front end design – and new sheetmetal except for the doors – its additional safety aids don’t go quite as far as the competition.

The 2021 Nissan Navara will gain autonomous emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, blind zone warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and individual tyre pressure monitors, however it lacks radar cruise control (standard on the Toyota HiLux, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50 and optional on the Ford Ranger).

The updated Nissan Navara also lacks speed sign recognition technology (standard on the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, and Mazda BT-50) and instead relies on navigation data for speed zones, which can become out of date and doesn’t detect road works.

The 2021 Nissan Navara lacks a centre airbag (standard on the recently introduced, all-new versions of the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50).

However, due to ANCAP guidelines at the time, Nissan is allowed to continue to advertise the five-star safety score it earned in 2015, negating the need for a complete safety upgrade.

Despite the additional safety aids, the 2021 Nissan Navara might not earn a five-star safety rating if tested to today’s more stringent standards. Nissan says it has added all available safety tech to meet changing consumer demands.

Previous Nissan Navara features which carry over from before include Apple Car Play, Android Auto, a digital speed display – and seven airbags, to protect occupants in a crash.


2021 Nissan Navara initial pricing for Australia

GradeBody styleDrivetrainDrive-away (ABN buyers)
SLCab Chassis4x2 manual$32,990
STDual-cab pickup4x4 manual$49,490
ST-XDual-cab pickup4x4 manual$55,790
ST-XDual-cab pickup4x4 automatic$57,290
PRO-4XDual-cab pickup4x4 manual$59,790
PRO-4XDual-cab pickup4x4 manual$61,290

Here is a complete rundown of the details Nissan has shared so far for the 2021 Navara line-up:

Single cab SL

POWERTRAIN

  • 2.3L Twin Turbo Diesel Engine (excl. 2WD MT)
  • 2.3L Single Turbo Diesel Engine (2WD MT only)

CAPABILITY

  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Trailer sway control
  • Full size spare wheel steel
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC) (4WD only)
  • Rear Differential Lock (4WD only)

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • 7 Airbags (Front, Seat Side, Curtain, Driver Knee)
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB)
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW)
  • Intelligent Driver Alert (IDA)

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY

  • 8.0" Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Phone & Audio Streaming

EXTERIOR

  • 17” x 7” Steel Wheels
  • Halogen Headlamps & Daytime Running Lamps

INTERIOR

  • 7.0" TFT Instrument Cluster Display
  • Digital Speedometer

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

  • Cruise Control
  • Power Adjustable Door Mirrors
  • Power Windows (Auto Up/Down for Driver)
  • Automatic Headlights

King cab SL

POWERTRAIN

  • 2.3L Twin Turbo Diesel Engine

CAPABILITY

  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Trailer sway control
  • Full size spare wheel steel
  • Rear Differential Lock (4WD only)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC) (4WD only)

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • 7 Airbags (Front, Seat Side, Curtain, Driver Knee)
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB)
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW)
  • Intelligent Driver Alert (IDA)

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY

  • 8.0" Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Phone & Audio Streaming

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

  • Cruise Control
  • Power Adjustable Door Mirrors
  • Power Windows (Auto Up/Down for Driver)
  • Automatic Headlights

EXTERIOR

  • 17” x 7” Steel Wheels
  • Halogen Headlamps & Daytime Running Lamps

INTERIOR

  • 7.0" TFT Instrument Cluster Display
  • Digital Speedometer
  • Air Conditioning with Rear Passenger Air Vent

ST-X (in addition to/replacing King Cab SL features)

CAPABILITY

  • Towbar - (Towbar cross member, Tongue, Harness only) - Genuine accessory fitted as standard on this model
  • Full Size Spare Wheel - Matching Alloy
  • Utili-Track 2-Channel Sliding Tie Down Hooks
  • Off Road Monitor
  • Drive Mode Selector (Sport/Off-Road/Tow/Normal)

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Reverse Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) & Intelligent Lane Intervention (ILI)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) & Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY

  • Satellite Navigation
  • DAB+ Digital Radio

EXTERIOR

  • LED Headlamps, Tail Lamps & Daytime Running Lamps
  • LED Front Fog Lamps & Turn Signals in Door Mirrors
  • 18” x 7” Alloy Wheels
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Power Sliding Rear Window

INTERIOR

  • Leather accented seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-way driver seat with power slide/recline/height adjustment & power lumbar support

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Automatic Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror
  • Automatic Power Folding Door Mirrors
  • Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Door Mirrors
  • Intelligent Key with Push Button Engine Start
  • Dual Zone Climate Control

Dual cab SL

POWERTRAIN

  • 2.3L Twin Turbo Diesel (excl. 2WD MT)
  • 2.3L Single Turbo Diesel (2WD MT only)

CAPABILITY

  • Hill Start Assist (HSA)
  • Trailer sway control
  • Rear Differential Lock (4WD only)
  • Hill Descent Control (HDC) (4WD only)

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • 7 Airbags (Front, Seat Side, Curtain, Driver Knee)
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB)
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW)
  • Intelligent Driver Alert (IDA)

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY

  • 8.0" Touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Bluetooth Phone & Audio Streaming

EXTERIOR

  • 17” x 7” Steel Wheels
  • Halogen Headlamps & Daytime Running Lamps

INTERIOR

  • 7.0” TFT Instrument Cluster Display
  • Digital Speedometer

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

  • Cruise Control
  • Power Adjustable Door Mirrors
  • Power Windows (Auto Up/Down for Driver)
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Tailgate Assist (PU only)

ST (in addition to/replacing SL features)

POWERTRAIN

  • 2.3L Twin Turbo Diesel only

CAPABILITY

  • Drive Mode Selector (Sport/Off-Road/Tow/Normal) (4WD AT only)
  • Off Road Monitor (4WD only)

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection (MOD)
  • Reverse Parking Sensors
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) & Intelligent Lane Intervention (ILI)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW) & Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY

  • Satellite Navigation
  • DAB+ Digital Radio

EXTERIOR

  • LED Headlamps, Daytime Running Lamps, Front Fog Lamps, Turn Signals in Door Mirrors & Rear Tail Lamps
  • 17” x 7” Alloy Wheels
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Power Sliding Rear Window
  • Sports Bar - Polished Stainless Steel Single Tube – Genuine Accessory Fitted As Standard On This Model

INTERIOR

  • Steering Wheel - Leather Accented
  • Gear Shift Lever - Leather Accented

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

  • Auto Dimming Internal Rear View Mirror
  • Automatic Power Folding Door Mirrors
  • Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Heated Door Mirrors

ST-X (in addition to/replacing ST features)

CAPABILITY

  • Towbar - (Towbar cross member, Tongue, Harness only) - Genuine Accessory Fitted As Standard On This Model
  • Utili-Track 2-Channel Sliding Tie Down Hooks

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

EXTERIOR

  • 18” x 7” Alloy Wheels
  • Sports Bar - Polished Stainless Steel Double Tube - Genuine Accessory Fitted As Standard On This Model
  • Tubliner - Genuine Accessory Fitted As Standard On This Model

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE

  • Intelligent Key with Push Button Engine Start
  • Dual Zone Climate Control

OPTION PACK 1

  • Leather accented seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-way driver seat with power slide/recline/height adjustment
  • Power lumbar support

OPTION PACK 2

  • Leather accented seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-way driver seat with power slide/recline/height adjustment
  • Power lumbar support
  • Sunroof (electric one-touch power tilt & slide)

Pro-4X (in addition to/replacing ST-X features)

CAPABILITY

  • All-terrain tyres

EXTERIOR

  • Sports Bar - Black Stainless Steel Double Tube with Sail Panel - Genuine Accessory Fitted As Standard On This Model
  • Fender Flares - Black
  • Roof Rails - Black
  • PRO-4X Black Alloy Wheels
  • Black painted door mirrors, side steps, grille and door handles

INTERIOR

  • Leather Accented PRO-4X Seats