Nissan is not a carmaker known for supremacy in pickup truck sector but the Japanese giant is planning big to take on the competition. It is revamping the pickup truck range. The Navara midsized pickup is also being spruced up for 2019. The Navara is sold in selected markets as the Nissan Frontier. The updates for 2019 are not drastic but they will help the 2019 Nissan Navara cope up with rising competition in its segment.
2019 Nissan Navara – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The exterior styling of 2019 Nissan Navara is enticing but it is not as rugged looking as sibling Titan XD. The grielle, hood, bumper and headlamps gave received slight modification. Available exterior colors are ‘Slate Grey’, ‘Polar White’, ‘White Diamond’, ‘Burning Red’, ‘Cosmic Black’ and ‘Hornet Gold’. It will be sod loin several trims. The ST-X gets silver roof rails while all trims get chrome rear step bumper in dual cab setup.
The cabin of Nissan Navara 2019 has also received revamp and it is roomy. The dashboard looks well laid out and visual clutter is not there. The seats are good and comfortable and cargo space is decent. Leather seats are optional and plenty of soft touch surfaces are in cabin. The gadget storage bins are there too.
2019 Nissan Navara – Modification under the Hood
The 2019 Nissan Navara is powered by a twin-turbocharged diesel engine. Another diesel engine is there with single turbocharger. Both engines are paired with six-speed manual transmission or you can opt for a seven-speed automatic transmission unit too. No hybrid option is going to be offered- as per updates. Ride quality has improved but it feels a bit bumpy sometimes on city roads. The highest towing capacity is 3500 kg. The sound proofing ensures quieter ride.
The 2019 Nissan Navara gets enough safety technologies and amenities too. All trims get steel wheels, Bluetooth audio streaming, auto headlights, and cruise control.
The RX trim gets 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, chrome accents, reversing camera. The SL trim gets LED headlights, sidesteps, infotainment setup. In ST trim, you get leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7.0-inch touch screen. In ST-X trim, there is dual-zone climate control, push-button start, 18-inch alloys, SAT NAV. Sunroof has been kept optional.
Safety features include many airbags, braking aids and traction control. The Dual-Cab ST-X adds hill start assist, hill descent control and rear parking sensors. However, the sensor based driver alert technologies are yet to be used in it.
2019 Nissan Navara – Price and Availability
The new Nissan Navara is likely to be priced at $26000 for the base trim. Top trim price with customizations may reach $55000. Release date may be in late 2018 though exact timing is not known. There are certain things to like about the upcoming 2019 Navara.
The mild styling update gives it a nice look and the cabin is well designed as well. The engines are decent but there is no hybrid version yet. Nissan does offer a lot of customization choices for the truck. While its price has been kept reasonable it will still face steep competition from Honda Ridgeline.