The 2021 Nissan Navara has just been unveiled after a brief teaser campaign. It brings with it a host of important upgrades over the outgoing model and brings with it a new flagship variant that will be sold in markets around the world.
The new Navara, also badged as the Frontier in Mexico and South America (unrelated to the U.S. Frontier), is immediately distinguishable from the outgoing model thanks to the revised front and rear fascias.
At the front, for example, the updated Navara received a revised grille and a pair of new bi-LED headlights that add to its menacing stance on the road. All of the parts ahead of the windshield are new. There are also new taillights and parts including the tailgate and wheel arch flares have also been updated.
Beyond its new looks, the 2021 Navara includes a host of standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, and Intelligent Around View Monitor that uses four cameras to make positioning the pickup easier, particularly when parking or towing. This system also includes an off-road monitor that checks for nearby obstacles at low speeds when in four-wheel drive mode.
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Nissan has also strengthened the Navara’s rear axle, increased the payload capacity, added volume to the bed, and fitted an integrated step in the rear bumper. The Japanese automaker has also fitted a new steering rack to improve maneuverability at low speeds and steering response. This new steering rack is also said to reduce vibration and improve noise isolation.
Sitting at the top of the new Navara range is the PRO-4X model. It incorporates a style package aimed at “adventure lovers and travelers craving an escape from their daily routine” and includes a sports bar.
Various interior updates have been made, including the fitment of a new steering wheel and an updated infotainment system display.
No powertrain upgrades have been made. As such, the 2021 Navara comes standard with a twin-turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder diesel expected to produce the same 188 hp and 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) as the outgoing model. This engine can be paired to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed auto.
Pricing details haven’t been announced.