Nissan Navara Welcomes N-Trek Warrior Off-Road Pickup Truck In Australia
11 October 2019 - autoevolution
Even though it’s no competitor for the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, the Navara N-Trek Warrior certainly wants a piece of the action.
The photo gallery for the newest Nissan pickup out there is an indicator that we're dealing with an off-road truck, and customers are exclusively treated to the dual-cab body style.
First things first, let's talk numbers. 2.3-liter turbo diesel four-cylinder engine, 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque, six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic, and 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds) of towing capacity. So far, so good...
The Cooper AT3 all-terrain tires lead the highlights list, measuring 275 by 70 and wrapped around 17-inch alloy wheels. Riding 40 millimeters higher than before, the Navara in N-Trek Warrior flavor also boasts different springs, larger internals for the dampers, and expertise from engineering company Premcar.
Australians are in the market for high-spec, beefed-up utes, and Nissan complied with their wishes; it's as simple as that. Sportier bumpers, lots of plastic cladding, a body-color bar up front, three millimeters of stainless-steel underbody protection, a 470-millimeter LED light bar, and underfloor accommodation for a full-size spare wheel are also featured, along with orange accents, lots of decals, special floor mats, heated front seats, as well as leather-upholstered seats.
Infotainment is another area where the N-Trek Warrior excels thanks to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen display. The rugged pickup might not be a challenger to the Ranger Raptor's throne, but Nissan wants to steal sales from the Toyota HiLux Rugged X and HSV SportsCat.
Tested and proved in Australia under the harshest of conditions, the Navara N-Trek Warrior further claims better approach and departure angles while keeping the turning circle similar to the Navara N-Trek. These modifications, however, took their toll on payload capacity, now rated at 750 kilograms.
Parts from 10 local suppliers are utilized, and given the list of modifications, there's no denying this fellow here costs in the ballpark of 65,000 Australian dollars. The N-Trek without the Warrior suffix kicks off at $56,450.