While the North American Frontier is about to get a complete redesign for the first time since 2004, the Japanese company is also considering to update the current generation of Navara, the pickup that is sold all around the world. The current generation has been around 2014 and although competitors aren’t much younger, the company is about to bring a couple of refreshments. We would see a couple of visual updates, but probably not too many changes in terms of mechanics and interior. Of course, those are just rumors. We are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Nissan Navara Facelift
We are pretty sure that if the Japanese manufacturer decides to update the truck, the focus would be on aesthetics. Simply, the current Navara is pretty strong in aspects like ride quality and hauling capabilities, so there is no need for bigger changes in this aspect at the moment. On the other side, a fresh face is something that is always welcome. In this case, we would probably see a couple of tweaks to areas like the grille, front bumper etc. The rest of the truck won’t suffer any bigger change. Still, we count on typical updates in terms of new color options, wheels etc.
This aspect of the truck shouldn’t bring too many novelties. Simply, the current cabin already looks okay. Of course, you won’t find too much refinement inside this truck, but the overall quality is quite good. Most areas feature hard plastics, but that’s a common thing among mid-size pickups, which are primarily working machines. On the other side, we could see updates in terms of new standard features. The list of standard equipment should be expanded for each trim level and expect to see novelties particularly in terms of new safety systems and driver aids.
2021 Nissan Navara Engines
Changes under the hood are not expected. This truck is available around the world, so it’s no wonder that there are several engine options in the offer. In some markets, you can even get a good old 2.5-liter gasoline unit that delivers around 150 horsepower. Still, a modern 2.3-liter turbodiesel is by far the most popular choice. This engine features a max output of 190 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque. With such numbers, the truck can tow up to 3 tons (7.700 pounds), which are pretty impressive ratings given the engine’s size.
2021 Nissan Navara Release Date and Price
Considering the possible update, we won’t be surprised if we see the 2021 Nissan Navara earlier than usual. The third quarter of the next year seems reasonable, while the bigger changes in terms of price are not expected. Of course, keep in mind that the price tag differs from market to market. In Australia, the base Navara currently starts at around 38.000 dollars. In Europe, the price is a little bit higher and base models go around 32.000 Euro.
New Assembly in South Africa
In parts of the world like the Middle East, India, Japan and Africa, the popularity of this truck is in constant growth. Sales numbers are better than ever, so it’s no wonder that the company is building a new assembly just for this truck. According to the latest reports, the new factory will be built in South Africa, in Pretoria, alongside the existing Nissan factory, which produces NP200 and NP300 modes. According to our reliable source, the plan is to employ around 1.200 new workers, while the production capacity should go around 35.000 units per year. More details should be known soon.