New models - Nissan - Navara
Nissan's new Navara here next month
Dual-cab Nissan Navara first to land in Australia from $29,977 driveaway
Click to see larger images
16 Apr 2015
NISSAN kicks off a whopping 27-variant Navara line-up next month with the dual-cab body-style to arrive on Australian soil first, with a number of transmissions and engines, priced from $26,490 before on-road costs or $29,977 driveaway.
With the all-new 2015 version, the Japanese car-maker has fleshed out the range with choices of single-cab, dual-cab and king-cab, pick-up and cab-chassis, while drivetrains are a combination of two- and four-wheel drive with manual gearbox or automatic transmissions.
Depending on the configuration, a choice of one petrol and two 2.3-litre diesels will be available, including a 140kW/450Nm twin-turbo diesel powering top-of-the-range ST and ST-X versions.
Codenamed NP300, the full range will progressively roll out by the third quarter of the year, Nissan is offering 14 dual-cab options, starting with the petrol-powered, two-wheel drive DX with a six-speed manual gearbox.
Entry-level versions get a five-link rear suspension system, body-coloured bumpers, 15-inch steel wheels, cruise control, Bluetooth, daytime running lamps, dual front, curtain and driver's knee airbags as standard, while a seven-speed automatic transmission ups the price to $28,990 plus on-roads.
The base dual-cab is a new addition to the range and DX spec versions were previously only available in the seriously ageing single-cab D22 shape with a diesel engine priced from $24,490 or $33,490.
The DX is only available with two-wheel drive and the petrol engine.
Moving up, the RX replaces the normally aspirated petrol with a single turbo 120kW/403Nm diesel and adds chrome accents, larger 16-inch wheels and privacy glass to the outside, keyless entry and alarm, while carpets replace the DX vinyl floors.
Priced at $32,990 BOCs, the new RX is $1600 more expensive than the outgoing D40 equivalent version. Slotting in an auto takes the price up to $35,490.
RX Navaras can also be ordered with four-wheel drive which adds $7000 to both auto and manual versions.
Above the RX are the ST and ST-X versions which get the most powerful twin-turbocharged four-cylinder engine and more equipment.
In addition to the RX kit, ST Navaras get electric folding and heated mirrors, self-dimming rear-view mirror, LED headlights and daytime running lights, higher quality interior furnishings, Advanced Drive-Assist Display, alloy wheels, a fatter bodykit and a differential lock for 4WD versions.
2WD ST spec versions have crept up by $2000 over the previous version with the manual 2WD costing $38,990 or $45,990 for the 4WD – and increase of $1200.
Sitting at the top of the Navara mountain is the ST-X flagship, which is also available as a manual or auto, with two- and four-wheel drive transmissions.
Regardless of the drivetrain, all ST-Xs take the ST equipment and add door mirror indicator repeaters, keyless entry and start, part-leather seats with power adjustment for the driver and heaters in both front spots, boosted interior lighting, a greater use of soft-touch interior materials, dual-zone air-conditioning and satellite-navigation.
Off-road ability also gets a boost with 4WD versions getting Active Brake Limited Slip, hill descent control and hill-start assistance.
Flagship Navara pricing starts from $44,990 for the manual 2WD, rising to $54,490 for the automatic 4WD equivalent.
The ST-X was not previously available in two-wheel drive but the outgoing 4WD version cost $3500 more than the new version, although the superseded ST-X had a larger 3.0-litre diesel engine.
For now, the ST-R and 3.0-litre ST-X 550 variants have not made a return, but may be resurrected as the range rolls out in the coming months.
Nissan will announce the rest of the range, including exact specification for the single-cab and king-cab in the coming weeks, with more performance figures for the other engines.
8th of April 2015
Mercedes confirms Renault-Nissan ute partnershipNissan’s new Navara to spawn Mercedes-Benz’s one-tonne dual-cab ute
31st of July 2014
Nissan Navara to get bigger dieselLarger engine is in the pipeline for the new-gen Nissan Navara but timing unknown
30th of July 2014
Aussie ingenuity inspires Nissan NavaraNissan engineering chief cites locally developed Ford Ranger as benchmark for Navara
29th of July 2014
First drive: Nissan Navara evolves the breedNissan’s new-generation Navara marks a giant step forward for the one-tonne utility
All new models
Motor industry news