The pickup market is getting hotter these days, even in parts of the world where these vehicles weren’t so popular in the past. As the competition is getting more up to date, it’s time for Nissan to come up with some novelties as well. Unlike the Frontier, the current-generation Navara isn’t that old. It was introduced in 2015 but that doesn’t mean it’s going to remain untouched until the complete overhaul. The latest reports are suggesting a mid-cycle update. This could happen already in the next year, for the 2021 Nissan Navara model.
At this point, it is still early to talk about details, but we may presume that the new version will come with a couple of interesting styling novelties, though we count on new features on the inside as well. Moreover, there’s a chance to see novelties under the hood as well. With such a nice amount of changes, we may presume that the 2021 Nissan Navara would arrive a little bit earlier than usual, sometime in the second half of the next year.
2021 Nissan Navara Exterior Changes
Without any doubt, visual changes seem most likely. The current model looks good, but there is always enough room for updates. In terms of mechanics and base design characteristics, we don’t expect to see any notable change. This is a well-designed pickup truck, which offers an amazing balance between performances and comfort. On one side, this is a very capable truck, which can tow pretty impressive 7.700 pounds, when properly equipped. On the other, it offers arguably one of the smoothest rides in the segment.
When it comes to styling, we could see a couple of novelties at the front. Revisions on parts like headlights, grille, and bumper seem likely, especially if we consider that the all-new Frontier is coming after more than 15 years. Therefore, we may presume that the North American truck may serve as inspiration for the 2021 Nissan Navara changes.
The current model looks nice from the inside. Of course, you won’t find hi-end materials like in crossovers, as this is still primarily a working machine. However, no one can deny that the truck features a pretty decent cabin. Most materials are hard to the touch, which promises years of use, while the dashboard looks simple but attractive. For the 2021 Nissan Navara, we don’t expect to see any particular change. The new model may come with new color schemes and a couple of revisions on the center stack, but the overall design will remain pretty much untouched.
On the other side, we count on updates in terms of features. This particularly refers to tech goodies. We should see things like updated infotainment software, but a couple of new tech goodies as well. Moreover, additions in terms of safety are expected as well.
2021 Nissan Navara Engines
The 2021 Nissan Navara will carry on with familiar engines but may come with one addition as well. In most markets, the truck comes with Renault’s familiar turbodiesel. It is a 2.3-liter dCi turbo-four, which features a max output of 190 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Although with smaller displacement compared to rivals, this engine has plenty of power and torque, so it’s no wonder that the Navara is capable of towing 7.700 pounds (3 tons) with this engine. These numbers are among the highest in the class, but this engine is also quite impressive in terms of fuel economy. In some parts of the world, you can also find a good-old 2.5-liter petrol unit, which is good for about 155 horsepower. It’s not the most capable unit you can find, but it ensures amazing durability and reliability.
Finally, there is a chance to see one interesting novelty for the next year. According to some reports, the 2021 Nissan Navara could also come with a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel in the offer. Of course, we are talking about the same engine that powers the X-Class. This engine delivers around 255 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, which would bring Navara to a completely new level in terms of performances and overall ride quality. This means better acceleration, higher towing capacity, smoother ride etc. However, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter.
2021 Nissan Navara Release Date and Price
The 2021 Nissan Navara is still far away from us, so we can’t talk about some more precise date of launch. Still, we may presume that the new model would hit the market a little bit earlier than usual, sometime in the third quarter of the next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. Of course, the price largely depends on the market. In Australia, this truck starts at around 38.000 AUD. On the other side, European models are more expensive and go from 32.000 Euro.