Australia's increasingly competitive 4x4 dual cab ute market has prompted some manufacturers to offer additional models that fill gaps between entry-level, mid-range or top-shelf grades. These ‘in-betweeners' are usually created in response to feedback from customers for whom the traditional three-tier model structure doesn't quite fit requirements.

A prime example is the Navara SL, which was introduced as part of the revised Series 2 range launched in late 2016. Aimed primarily at tradesmen and fleet customers, it's designed to bridge a gap between the entry-level RX and mid-range ST, by offering numerous ST features without compromising the RX's work-focused practicality.

So, is this the Navara you've been looking for?