The New Nissan Navara pickup has just had its international debut, and it looks like there’s plenty of reason for excitement. The 2020 Nissan Navara will have new multimedia options, the same non nonsense bull nosed aesthetic and a souped up engine to enjoy. This information is based on the European specification, but it’s likely that the Australian release will not stray too much from this model. Let’s take a closer look at the new Nissan Navara to see what it has to offer.

The 2020 Nissan Navara

At the entry level, this useful pickup will still ship with the iconic 2.3 litre diesel engine. However, the generated power output has risen to 122kW, and the torque has been improved to 425Nm. This has been possible thanks to the addition of a second turbocharger to supplement the existing system. Otherwise, the diesel engine remains unchanged although it’s fair to say this engine is trusted and it has stood the test of time.

Suspension Improvements

In the past, it was only possible to have multi-link suspension on models at the premium end of the range. However, Nissan has now rolled this feature out to the entire lineup, which makes the entry level pickup an extremely attractive option. The addition of multi-link suspension on all models introduces a couple of key benefits. Firstly, the carrying capacity has been increased by an extra 46kg. Secondly, the ground clearance has been increased by 25mm making off road hauling slightly easier than before. The new Nissan Navara will ride on 17” or 18” wheels depending on the model chosen.

Other Key Features

The 2020 Nissan Navara has a new multimedia system that’s accessed via an 8” display and feature remote car control systems. The exterior of the new Navara seems unaltered for a facelift, but if you look closely, you can see some neat little design touches to differentiate this release from the outgoing model. In the cabin, there is a fresh new lining material, and the LED headlights up front are finished in black.

The Need for an Update

Given the production age of the Navara, it was always going to be a prime candidate for an update. The new 2020 Navara has made any drastic changes; Nissan has gone just far enough to improve the Navara experience without diluting its core functionality. We have seen a recent trend for utes that are well equipped enough to use with a family at the weekend. In essence, the ute is overlapping with the ever popular SUV segment in many areas at this time. Whether this trend continues is hard to predict as the cheaper entry level pricing of smaller SUV crossovers could make owning a second vehicle more realistic for a number of small business owners. With the new infotainment system, the new Navara can fit into that weekender fun vehicle quite easily. If you’re in the market for a Nissan Navara in Perth, contact Perth City Nissan to arrange a test drive today.

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