Nissan has revealed pricing for its updated 2018 Navara range that goes on sale at the end of February, and will usher in ride, handling and steering improvements, as well as a boost to standard equipment across most of the pick-up range.
The Navara line-up will kick off from $25,990 before on-roads for the single-cab 4x2 RX and stretch across 35 variants to $51,990 for the range-topping dual-cab 4x4 ST-X. The previous base model DX single-cab petrol model, priced at just $19,990, has been axed.
Eight model grades have had a price increase, with dual-cab 4x2 and 4x4 ST pick-ups moving up $200, the king-cab 4x4 RX increasing by $300, and the dual-cab 4x2 RX and automatic 4x4 up $500.
King- and dual-cab body-style Navaras – 27 versions overall – now gain a reversing camera as standard with SL, ST and ST-X model grades routing the rear image through the multimedia screen, while entry-level RX variants will make use of a rear-view mirror display.
Top-spec ST-X dual- and king-cab variants adopt surround-view cameras which display an image of the vehicle surrounds on the 7.0-inch multimedia system.
King-cab ST grades also gain satellite navigation as standard, putting it in line with its dual-cab counterpart.
From June production however, the new Navara will also sport a digital speedometer for all grades except the base RX.
At the same time, lowered tie-down hook points will also make their way into the RX, SL and ST pick-ups - a move that “will make it even easier to pack equipment into the rear of the Navara”, according to Nissan. The top-spec ST-X grade gains four additional tie down hooks in the tub.
Higher grades can be optioned with a $1500 leather seat pack.
Cloth interior trim is standard, but ST-X grades in dual- and king-cab gain a $1500 leather seat option that adds heated front seats, leather door trim and eight-way power adjustable driver’s pew.
Outputs remain static from the high-end 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, which produces 140kW of power at 3750rpm and maximum 450Nm of torque between 1500-2500rpm, and is mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic.
Nissan will reveal the extent of ride, handling and steering tweaks when the new Navara launches later this month.
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