A talk about mid-size pick-up trucks is never complete without
mention of the Nissan Navara (Nissan Frontier for American
market). Nissan has managed to create a legend in the Navara.
The pick-up which has a distinctive look and an excellent
performance is very popular in Australia and North America.
In these regions it is common to see quite a number of Navara
trucks on the roads. Just as with the predecessors, the 2016
Nissan Navara model is available in two body styles i.e. a
standard 2-door single cab and a 4-door double cab.
2016 Nissan Navara Exterior
The new Navara has gone through a significant exterior
modification. Its body will utilize lightweight materials
meaning it will be lighter than the outgoing model. Except for
the length which has grown 11 inches to 206 inches, other
exterior dimensions remain largely the same as the outgoing
model. The new model also seats lower than the predecessor for
The front fascia of the 2016 Nissan Navara features a new
U-shaped grille with a chrome finish. Redesigned LED headlights
flank the grille along with new fog lights which feature chrome
elements. It also has a new streamlined hood. At the
rear, the 2016 Navara features a redesigned tailgate and
2016 Nissan Navara Interior
Being a pick-up truck, the 2016 Nissan Navara won’t be equipped
with many hi-tech technological features but just the necessary
ones. The cabin will be spacious and comfortable. The interior
is offered in two trims i.e. a small King Cab model and the
full-size Double Cabin.
The dashboard will be redesigned and covered in premium
material. There will be an information screen mounted at the
center of the dashboard to centralize display of relevant
vehicle information to the driver. Nissan has added more
steering wheel controls which make it easier for the driver to
control the truck.
Other features to offer basic convenience include an
infotainment system, a satellite navigation system, climate
control, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, AM/FM radio and a
quality audio system. On matters safety, the Navara will
feature enhanced seatbelts, a package of airbags and various
The 2016 Nissan Navara will feature two engine variants with
each tuned in two different ways. The first engine is a 2.5 L
turbo diesel which produces 188 hp and 450 Nm with the high-end
tuning and 160 hp and 403 Nm for the lower tuning.
The second engine is a 2.3 L, YS23 gasoline engine which
produces 188 hp and 450 Nm with a high tuning and 158 hp
and 403 Nm with a low tuning. The engines will be mated to
either a 6-speed manual transmission system or a 7-speed
automatic system. The vehicle will be offered with RWD as
standard but with an option for 4WD. Nissan has not released
details on its fuel economy but the vehicle has an expected 11%
fuel economy improvement compared to the outgoing model.
Price and release date
Another good thing about the Navara is its affordable price.
You get to enjoy its good looks and pleasant performance with
as little as $ 17,990.
According to rumors, the vehicle will be availed to dealer
showrooms before the end of the year or in the first quarter of