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Nissan and Premcar team up to take down Ford Ranger Raptor and Toyota HiLux Rugged X with 2022 Navara PRO-4X Warrior hardcore ute

The Nissan Navara PRO-4X by Premcar has officially been revealed, showing off the brand’s new tough truck.

Nissan has officially taken the wraps off its upcoming Navara PRO-4X Warrior, just days after Australian engineering firm and build partner Premcar already let the cat out of the bag.

Officially called the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar, key details like pricing and availability are still to be confirmed, with Nissan due to reveal more information closer to the flagship ute’s expected launch later in the year.

As already reported, the new Nissan ute will use the PRO-4X as a basis, with Premcar re-engineering the model locally with extra hardcore off-road components.

Those parts are also still to be officially confirmed, but new pictures clearly show an integrated bulbar with lighting strip, bolt-on fender flares, increased underbody protection, and a new wheel and tyre combo all aimed at increasing the Navara’s off-road capability.

Nissan is still keeping the Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar’s engine details under wraps, but given the ‘twin turbo’ detailing on the new car’s flanks, it’s safe to assume it will be powered by the same 2.3-litre twin-turbo-diesel unit found in other variants of the model range.

In fact, when Premcar built the last Navara flagship – the N-TREK Warrior from 2019 – the engine carried over unchanged, so don’t expect the 140kW/450Nm outputs to change.

It is also expected, like before, that the new Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will be offered with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic, both sending drive to the all four wheels and featuring a low-range gearbox for when the terrain gets rough.

Inside, the Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar also sports carryover equipment such as a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support, and leather-accented seats.

The Navara PRO-4X’s safety systems, which includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning and seven airbags, are also unaffected by Premcar’s enhancements.

Nissan Australia boss Stephen Lester said the PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will be a worthy successor to its N-TREK Warrior predecessor.

“Nissan chose Premcar as its core partner to produce the first Navara N-TREK Warrior in 2019, a vehicle we believe set a new benchmark for locally developed dual-cab utes in Australia, and the first of what will soon be several exciting new Warrior models in our line-up,” he said.

“Australia’s unique landscape is both rugged and exhilarating, and the Warrior program is designed to deliver vehicles that share those attributes, without sacrificing safety, technology or on-road comfort.

“The Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will continue to build on that legacy, and we can’t wait for our customers to experience it for themselves.”