Warrior Class: Nissan Navara N-Warrior

By Jason K. Ang Philippine Daily Inquirer March 20,2019

Nissan is one of the few companies to buck the current downtrend in the Philippine automotive market. Thanks to its robust lineup, the brand is generating more interest than ever.

The Terra is one of the newest pickup-based SUVs, and so is the vehicle it’s based on, the Navara pickup.

Nissan is launching a timely upgrade with the Navara N-Warrior edition. The Navara first went into production in 2015.

The Navara N-Warrior is available in white or silver finish, with black and orange exterior accents complemented by gloss black front grill, headlamp finisher, front over rider, side mirror, fenders and door handles. A bed liner is also standard.

Orange is the new black on these parts: skid plate, fog lamp accent, side step accent, sport roll bar, and N-Warrior decals.

The interior of the Navara N-Warrior also gets spruced up. It’s decked out with leather seats with orange stitching, orange interior accents, and carbon fiber trim. Optional accessories are the roof basket and cross bar.

The Navara N-warrior is available in EL Calibre 4×2 and VL 4×4 variants, with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.

The EL Calibre 4×2 features a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine, good for 163 ps and 403 Nm.

The VL 4×4 has a more powerful version of this engine, with 190 ps and 450 Nm.

Thanks to low-friction components, the Navara promises better fuel mileage along with its strong power output. It is also capable of 20,000-km oil change intervals under normal driving conditions.

The four-wheel drive is a part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with rotary switch.

The Navara features double wishbones up front, and is a pioneer in the segment for offering a multi-link setup at the rear.

The Navara is built on a fully-boxed ladder frame. This construction imparts greater solidity and torsional stiffness to the chassis, compared to three-sided C-shaped frame rails used in some other trucks.

Navara is Nissan’s next-generation pickup, offering aspects of the Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility initiative.

The Navara offers an around view monitor, allowing the driver a 360-degree bird’s eye view of the pickup’s surroundings. Not only can you see the rear view via a camera, the monitor also shows obstacles to the sides and front of the truck.

This helps immensely with parking and maneuvering, something you can’t take for granted for pickups with long cargo beds.

The Navara N-warrior edition is expected to be on display at Nissan’s booth at the Manila International Auto Show, opening on April 4-7, 2019 at the World Trade Center.

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