Just days after it was teased through a distant shot on a computer screen, Nissan has now unveiled its most capable Navara yet.
Nissan has officially unveiled its highly anticipated flagship dual cab ute that will be known as the Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar.
As the name suggests, the new halo model is based on the Navara PRO-4X and has been developed by legendary Australian tuning house Premcar in Victoria.
Premcar, who previously developed the Navara N-Trek Warrior, are taking the same formula and evolving the new halo model with a goal of developing a proper off road vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice the ute’s ability as a daily driver.
While a detailed list of the changes made remains under wraps for now, the images released today show key changes such as a chunky body-colour bullbar with a built-in lightbar that doesn’t hinder safety systems such as AEB.
Other improvements over the Navara PRO-4X include chunky wheel arch extensions that likely house fatter off road tyres with a bright red bash plate sitting between the front wheels.
Nissan has also included several key shots of the modified suspension which sit higher than the regular model and will likely take quite a beating given the hours Premcar’s 35-man team has put into development.
Further distinguishing the Navara Warrior from its tamer variants is the sticker pack with ‘PRO-4X Warrior’ fixed to the tub and a mountain themed decal running down the side.
But as we’ve seen from hotted up utes such as the Ford Ranger Raptor, Volkswagen Amarok W580S and Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain, the changes that matter lies under the skin – but for now we’ll have to wait to find out.
Bernie Quinn, the engineering director at Premcar, said the company was in the midst of the final stages of testing and promised the Warrior would only enhance the ute’s strengths.
“We’re taking all the key improvements made by Nissan on the Navara PRO-4X, like its impressive NVH levels, steering quality, extensive safety equipment and core dual-cab functionality, and we’re overlaying those updates with our own in-house engineering expertise to create the toughest and most capable Navara in the world,” he said.
“We’ve taken everything we learned on the first Warrior, and the feedback we’ve received from customers and the media, to create a tough, capable, and refined vehicle that we think will be unrivalled in the dual-cab ute market in this country.”
Being based on the recently facelifted Navara, the Warrior will naturally inherit some key benefits including the updated interior – which as the top of the line model – will gain features such as the new 7.0-inch touchscreen paired with the 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster.
Pictures have not yet been released for the interior thus far but we’re told the Warrior will wear a leather accent interior and expect a slew of matching Warrior badging inside the car.
A release date and pricing have not yet been released but Nissan has promised their new halo model is “coming soon” so you likely won’t have to wait very long to find out.
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