Despite its unchanged design, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Navara definitely looks like a fresh addition to Nissan’s strong lineup of pickup trucks. Just like all the previous models, the 2018 edition is a vehicle aimed at those that appreciate the reliability and tough SUV styling. It is a truck that can serve as a great means of transport for families, as well as a workhorse that can provide great performance across harsh terrains.
Even though the Navara isn’t the most luxurious or the most advanced model, it is still a great deal for anyone looking for reliability and cost effectiveness.
2018 Nissan Navara – Dominated by a Large V-type Grille
As we’ve already mentioned, the 2018 Nissan Navara brings the same looks as the previous edition. However, there are still going to be a few subtle changes, that only update the truck’s look to a certain degree. For example, we can see that the truck’s bed is a bit bigger and capable of hauling more.
Also, we have information that the truck will come in both a wide-body type and a narrow-body type. The overall exterior styling is still impressive, muscular and menacing. The front end is dominated by a large V-type grille, exciting LED daytime running lights and fog lights with chrome surrounds. In the back, we can see a redesigned chrome bumper, as well as a nicely sculpted rear end.
Additionally, there are some new details that enhance the look of the taillights and connect seamlessly with the tailgate’s lip. The bumper is also slightly larger and features a low center step for an easy bed access.
The interior of the 2018 Nissan Navara feels like that of a passenger car. At the first glance, one can easily see a good number of interior fittings and fixtures from the X-Trail model present in the Navara. Given that this is still a working vehicle, the build quality is quite strong and durable, with plenty of hard plastics and none of the fancy materials. The 2018 Nissan Navara will also come with NissanConnect navigation system, a 7-inch TFT display, and a decent amount of safety systems.
However, higher trim models do feature some shiny trim finishes and touches that elevate the overall look and feel. While some might dislike the car-like look, the Navara’s cabin feels very clean, functional and utilitarian. It features well-placed controls, as well as hard knobs and buttons that can withstand a lot of abuse.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, the 2018 Nissan Navara sports a single diesel engine which comes in two variants. This is a 2.5-liter diesel engine, which comes as either a single turbo or a twin turbo variant. The former produces 152 horsepower while the latter outputs 188 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.
With the 188 hp engine, the Navara is capable of going from 0 to 62 mph in around 10.5 seconds. Both engines come with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic and an AWD.
Availability, Cost and Competitors Of The 2018 Nissan Navara
According to the Japanese automaker, its 2018 Nissan Navara pickup truck will get a late 2017 release date. It will have the price of around $25.000. Its characteristics and features make it a strong contender and a challenger to the VW Amarok and the Toyota Hilux.