The What Van? Road Test: Nissan Navara (2019)

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020   |   Author: Steve Banner

Earlier this year Nissan introduced a revised version of its Navara 4x4 pick-up with a new six-speed manual transmission, multi-link rear suspension fitted to all models, and changes to its braking system.

Payload capacity is up by from 54kg to as much as 114kg depending on the model selected.

Improvements have been made to its in-cab connectivity and to its standard 2.3dCi diesel engine, offered at either 163hp or 190hp. The former now gets twin turbochargers, just like its more powerful stablemate. As a consequence its torque is up by 22Nm, to 425Nm.

As was the case previously you can order the Navara with either a two-door king cab or a four-door five-seater double cab, and yet again there is no shortage of trim levels.

Customers can pick from five: the specification walk begins with the Visia King Cab and finishes with the N-Guard Double Cab seven-speed automatic.

Cosmetic changes include new 17in and 18in alloy wheel designs and black bezel inlays for the LED headlamps.

So what’s the latest Navara like to drive? We decided to find out by sampling the Tekna Double Cab with the most powerful version of the 2.3-litre under its bonnet married to the six-speed manual box.


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