Various reports were suggesting big changes for the 2020 Nissan Navara but it looks like that won’t happen. The popular truck has been offered all around the world and the current generation has been around for a full five years. Therefore, we would normally expect to see a kind of a mid-cycle update for the next year. However, the company has different plans. As you probably know, the aged Frontier is about to finally get an overhaul. Latest reports suggest this will happen sometime in about a year or two.
Therefore, the company will do the same with Navara. With such changes on sight, it seems useless to make bigger changes in this production cycle. Therefore, be sure that the 2020 Nissan Navara will keep most of its familiar characteristics. Still, don’t exclude the possibility to see a couple of novelties under the hood. The new model will hit the markets late in the year.
2020 Nissan Navara Redesign
There are no secrets about this truck and its design characteristics, and the 2020 Nissan Navara will continue in the same way. Therefore, the count of a familiar layout, which includes pretty attractive aesthetics but, more importantly, also pretty amazing mechanics. Like many mid-size trucks around, the Navara is also a very capable vehicle. However, the thing that makes it stand out is the ride quality.
This model delivers a pretty comfortable and refined ride, untypically for a pickup truck. It is designed so well that even comfort-oriented carmaker like Mercedes-Benz and Renault have their trucks based on Navara. The German manufacturer borrows the platform and makes a pretty luxurious X-Class, while Renault offers a truck called Alaskan, which is practically the same vehicle as Navara, with aesthetical modifications only.
The cabin of this truck is rather functional than stylish. Inside, you won’t find too many flashy details or some impressive aesthetical solutions. The dashboard features a pretty clean design, while most surfaces are made of hard plastics. For the next year, we probably won’t see any important novelty, at least when it comes to the base layout. On the other side, some reports suggest that a touchscreen could become standard across the whole range, though we are still waiting for the official confirmation.
Besides, a touchscreen, the company could also add a couple of new pieces of standard equipment. Also, new color schemes seem possible as well.
Like previous year models, the 2020 Nissan Navara will also come in various cabin configurations. Count on both single and double cab layouts, as well as on different bed sizes.
This truck is available on various markets around the world, Therefore, it’s no wonder that there are several powertrain options under the hood. Considering that Europe and Australia are some of the key markets, the focus is on diesel engines. Base models come with Nissan’s well-known 2.5-liter turbodiesel, which delivers around 150 horsepower and features excellent reliability and durability. For those who search for something more powerful and more refined, there is also Renault’s familiar 2.3-liter dCi unit, which features a max output of 190 horsepower.
When it comes to gasoline versions, you can opt for a familiar 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which is good for about 150 horsepower. One of the possible novelties for the next year could be a new engine. Some reports suggest that Nissan could come with some more capable version in the offer. That model would probably come with the Mercedes-Benz 3.0-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 255 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Nissan Navara Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2020 Nissan Navara sometime late in the year. base models should go around 25.000, while fully-equipped version could easily cost you over 40.000 dollars.
Competition in the segment is pretty tough. There are some well-known names, such as Toyota Hilux, Chevy/Holden Colorado, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max, Mitsubishi L200 etc. Also, keep in mind newcomers like Renault Alaskan and a few more models that are expected to arrive in the near future.
As we already mentioned, the redesign should happen in the next few years. The North American Frontier is getting a complete overhaul soon, so we expect the same form the Navara as well. At this point, we don’t know the details, but we could presume all those typical changes, starting from the new styling and mechanics. Another interesting novelty that could come with the next redesign is a hybrid powertrain, which looks like the biggest challenge for truck makers at the moment.