Recently, Nissan announced that it will be launching 13 new and updated models in 18 months. But let's set aside the Z-Car for now because there are two that really caught our attention: the new look of the Navara and its SUV brother, the Terra.
In their video, we were shown silhouettes of the two, but one of the last scenes sees the entire range driving towards the camera. It's not clear as, say, as press photo, but there are enough details shown to give us an idea as to how the pick-up and SUV might look like.
Starting with the Navara, we can see that it has new headlights with a new LED light signature. With that, we expect it to come with a new grill which likely to have Nissan's latest take on the 'V-Motion' design. It might even come with Patrol with sharper lines and angles at the front.
There seems to a flatter nose too, as seen in its side profile screencap. The rest of the body does look unchanged though, as the Navara's tailgate lip spoiler is still present.
There are more details to be found in the Terra as the video managed to capture a good view of its front end. From what we can see, the headlights have been redesigned with a slimmer look. Like the Navara, it has a new LED light signature to complement these changes. Also, the grill is much bigger than the ones you see on the road right now. It also ditches those thick vertical, V-shaped bars for a four-slatted look. Nissan also added what appears to be a faux skid plate at the front, and the whole bumper has been reshaped for what looks like an edgier design.
With all those changes to the front, the 2021 Terra's side profile has been slightly altered. The headlight and grill combination has resulted in a lower, slightly flatter hood. It does retain the bulges at the corners, which was one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Terra. As for the rest of the body, it appears unchanged, although we're expecting a few tweaks to the rear end.
For now, there are no interior photos for the Terra and Navara. However, there might be a few trim changes inside. More tech could also make its way to both models and we're expecting an upgraded version of Nissan's Intelligent Mobility safety suite to be part of the 2021 changes.
As for engines, these are likely to be carried over from the current model. Locally, the Terra and Navara are powered by a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine. In the entry-level versions of the Navara, it makes 163 PS and 403 Nm of torque. For higher-grade variants of the said pick-up and all models of the Terra, that same engine puts out 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque. Both the current Navara and Terra can be fitted with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic and the 2021 models could stick with those options.
Nissan didn't say exactly when the 2021 Terra and Navara will be released. Given that Nissan gave themselves a deadline for all these new models, we're expecting these two models to premiere no later than December 2021. One thing is for sure though: The pick-up and mid-size SUV battle of decade is starting to heat up.