Earlier this year, Nissan promised that it is launching 13 new and updated models within 18 months. That announcement was made back in May, and so far, the Japanese automaker is keeping true to their word.
By next month, Nissan will launch not just one but two new pick-ups. According to reports by Headlightmag, the heavily facelifted Navara and all-new Frontier are ready for their global reveal. But why two pick-ups? That's because the two trucks are practically the same model. Yes, years after the second-generation Navara was launched, the North American market finally gets the current body.
But what we're focusing on here is the Navara. The report didn't mention a specific date. But if it's true, we might see the facelifted pick-up as early as the first week of November, which isn't too far away. However, since Nissan Thailand isn't putting out teasers at the moment, we might be looking at either the second or third week of the month.
While we're waiting for the teaser, what can we expect from the 2021 Navara? About a week ago, spy shots of the popular pick-up surfaced online, giving us a good idea of what it might look like once launched. The pick-up in the photos comes with a larger grille that extends to the center of the bumper, which takes a page from the much larger Titan. Also, the bumper is different from the current Navara, featuring more defined corners and upright foglight housings. Last but not least are the new wheels options from entry-level to top of the line.
Another recent development is the alleged leaked photos of the Pro4X variant. While it says Frontier on the truck, the Navara might get a similar treatment. Given that the Navara's rivals have been coming out with unique 4x4 variants (ex, Hilux Conquest, Strada Athlete, Ranger Wildtrak) there is a strong possibility of a more aggressive-looking four-wheel-drive version in the pipeline. Who knows, Nissan might even revive the 4XPro tag, which was last used in the Patrol in the late '00s.
In the meantime, we'll have to wait for the teasers to come out for the new-look Navara. Once it's out, it won't be long before we see the whole truck. With most of its competitors getting updates or redesigned, the pick-up truck wars of the 2020s are just getting heated.