The brand-new 2023 Nissan Navara SL Warrior will go on sale in Australia soon. It is a rugged off-road-tuned truck that slots below the Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior model. Basically, if you are looking for a more affordable off-road model, this is the model for you.
The price is affordable as this version is based on the SL trim level, offering a dual-cab setup. The Navara SL Warrior will gain various styling improvements, mechanical upgrades, and more. Nissan provides lots of off-road parts and more ground clearance. It is a new model that will hit the dealerships in Australia, so here’s everything you need to know.
Nissan Navara SL Warrior Design and Upgrades
For a start, the 2023 Nissan Navara SL Warrior comes with a new metal front bumper and LED light bar. Moreover, this truck will gain an integrated skid plate and a nice space for a winch. The styling is definitely more aggressive, wearing bolder fenders, 17-inch all-terrain tires, and protection for the headlights. There is also a tow bar in the back of the vehicle.
The Navara SL Warrior comes with 10.23 inches of ground clearance, which means Nissan also had to improve the mechanics of the truck. The suspension is new, and things such as springs and dampers are updated. The truck is slightly taller and this version will deliver impressive approach and departure angles.
Since this truck is based on the SL trim level, the interior won’t offer real luxury. Therefore, the 2023 Nissan Navara SL Warrior will offer basic equipment with no real upgrades. The only notable upgrade is a new set of all-weather floor mats. Besides that, everything else will remain intact. This version offers a standard 8-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 7-inch instrument cluster.
The truck comes with standard Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and a couple of driver-assistance aids. That includes systems such as intelligent emergency braking and intelligent forward collision warning. Lastly, you can count on basic features such as USB ports, a reverse camera, and manual air-conditioning.
Under the Hood
Nothing will change under the hood. The 2023 Nissan Navara SL Warrior will use a 2.3-liter twin-turbo diesel engine. This powertrain option is capable of producing almost 190 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. While there is no improvement in terms of power, this truck comes with a standard 4WD system.
You can choose between a 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic transmission. We think the engine is potent enough for serious off-roading, and the most recent mechanical upgrades will surely do wonders for this pickup truck.
2024 Nissan Navara SL Warrior Price, Release Date
The price of the 2023 Nissan Navara SL Warrior will cost $40,000, or around AUD 58,000. Opting for a 7-speed automatic transmission will cost you an additional $2,000. Still, this truck is more affordable than the Navara Pro-4X Warrior model. The sales will reportedly begin next month, in Australia.