Nissan has teased the Navara ute’s new look ahead of its facelift’s reveal on November 5.
Due in Australia early next year, the updated Navara has gone official via a 41-second video published on Nissan’s social media channels, with it looking at the 80-year history of the brand’s utes before ending with a darkened image of the 2021 model’s front end.
Little can be made of the teaser apart from the facelift’s LED headlight clusters, including the low and high beams as well as the daytime running lights, all of which have fresh designs.
That said, if you want a greater sense of what’s coming, look no further than the story linked above, which features undisguised but unofficial images of the updated Navara published earlier this month, headlined by the Titan-style front fascia with a much stronger grille.
While yet to be captured, any changes inside the Navara aren’t expected to be as dramatic, nor will they be mechanically, with the ute’s 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel engine to remain available in 120kW/403Nm single-turbo and 140kW/450Nm twin-turbo varieties.
Of course, that means the Navara will continue to offer the choice of 4x2 and 4x4 systems, and six-speed manual and seven-speed torque-converter automatic transmissions.
What should be a step forward, though, is the local fitment of a suite of advanced driver-assist systems, including autonomous emergency braking, a key active safety feature that’s been available in other markets for years.
The Navara’s locally converted N-Trek Warrior flagship is set to return for another go round, with the off-road-focused hero to adopt the regular model’s updates.
For reference, the Toyota HiLux, Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton rival is currently priced from $27,150 to $66,290 plus on-road costs.