First, it was the D-Max. Then, it was the Hilux. Now, it's Nissan's turn to roll out a new pick-up.
A few months ago, Nissan said that it will be launching 13 new and redesigned offerings within the next 18 months. One of the models is the heavily updated Navara, and we might not have to wait too long for its debut. That's because it was recently spied in Thailand, and that's good news for us.
The 2021 Navara is still wearing a lot of camouflage, but we can see enough details for us to have a little sneak peek. So what can we expect for the facelifted pick-up? Here's five.
The new face of Nissan pick-ups
The heavily covered front end of the Navara suggests Nissan made a lot of changes to the popular pick-up. That said, we can see that the headlights have been redesigned, incorporating a slimmer, longer profile. The grille is much bigger than before, too. It now extends to the middle of the front bumper, and it has a more prominent “V-Motion” design. Also, the front bumper appears to be more angular than the current model.
A few tweaks at the back
There are no photos of the rear just yet. However, Nissan still covered it up, so that hints at some changes. At the very least, we might see tweaked tail light clusters. The shape of the bed still looks the same, though.
Since there are no covers on the doors, we have a full view of its flanks. Side by side, it appears the body remains unchanged from the current model, right down to the door handles. As for the wheels, it might have new designs but this particular test car still wears the ones found in the Euro-market Navara.
Of course, we're expecting Nissan's Intelligent Mobility safety suite to be available in the new Navara. After all, it is offered in the current model, so we don't see Nissan getting rid of that package. In the case of the Navara, the Intelligent Mobility package includes a 360-degree-view camera, hill-start assist, and hill descent control. That said, Nissan might add a few more features for the updated pick-up.
We don't expect a massive overhaul of the interior. After all, this is a facelift and not an all-new model. Of course, we'd like to see more soft-touch materials in there, and perhaps a few more tweaks here and there. The same applies to the Terra, which shares most of its interior parts with the Navara.
With the Navara now sighted on the road, we might see the 2021 model in a matter of weeks at the earliest. With the pick-up truck wars entering a new decade, the new Navara, along with other new and facelifted models, is ready for action.