Pricing, technology and safety enhancements for the 2018 Nissan Navara have been released, ahead of its local launch at the end of this month.
Prices across the model range are relatively unchanged for the updated models, with only a slight hike in price – between $200 and $500 – for eight of the 35 variants (see 4x4 price changes below). Across the entire model range (4x2 and 4x4), pricing for Single Cab variants start at $25,990, King Cab from $28,490 and Dual Cab from $33,490.
A key change for off-roaders sees the addition – and re-positioning – of tie-down hook points. The points have been lowered in RX, SL and ST utes, while ST-X variants with Utili-track (moveable tie-down points) get four additional points.
Nissan’s Around View Monitor is now fitted within the seven-inch infotainment systems of the range-topping ST-X variants (Dual Cab and King Cab). This increases the line of sight and can aid drivers escape dire off-road predicaments. In addition, a Rear View Camera is standard on all 27 pick-up 4x2 and 4x4 models.
“The 2018 Nisan Navara includes some important new additions that will continue to entice ute buyers to the Nissan brand,” said Stephen Lester, Nissan Australia’s managing director.
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One such option to entice buyers could be leather seats, which are now available for all dual cab ST-X models and the King Cab ST-X seven-speeder. Priced at $1500, punters get leather-accented heated seats, leather-accented door trim and an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support.
The new Nav maintains the same engines as the ‘run-out’ models it replaces, which means the choice of the 140kW/450Nm twin-turbo diesel and the 120kW/403Nm single-turbo diesel – both with 2.3 litres of capacity. These can be mated with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.
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Details on how the updated Navara rides, handle and steers will be revealed at the vehicle’s launch in late February.
2018 Nissan Navara 4x4 MSRP price changes
|RX 4x4||6MT||$37,290 (+$300)|
|RX 4x4||7AT||$42,990 (+$500)|
|ST 4x4||6MT||$47,190 (+$200)|
|ST 4x4||7AT||$49,690 (+$200)|