Nissan has officially announced the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will go on sale in Australia from September 1.
The latest souped-up Navara spawned from Victorian tuning house Premcar will be priced from $67,490 before on-road costs for buyers who select the six-speed manual transmission option.
Those opting for the seven-speed torque converter automatic will have a dish out a bit more at $69,990 (before on-roads), putting it just above rivals such as the Ford Ranger FX4 Max: $65,490 (before on-roads).
For the money, buyers will receive what Nissan calls its “toughest Navara yet” which features a slew of off road upgrades to the recently facelifted ute.
These upgrades begin with the safari-style bull bar with an integrated LED light bar and the ability to accommodate an aftermarket winch if desired.
Sitting underneath is a custom red bash plate with 3mm of underbody protection with a Warrior-specific tow bar fitted as standard to help take advantage of the 3.5-tonne towing capacity.
The Navara has been widened by 30mm thanks to the chunky 275mmm Cooper Discoverer All Terrain AT3 tyres housed within the widened fender flares.
Ground clearance has also been boosted by 40mm to 260mm, which subsequently has improved the approach angle from 32 to 36 degrees but the departure angle has decreased slightly from 19.8 to 19 degrees.
Premcar has repeatedly stated during development that they wanted to improve, not hinder the road going manners of the Navara despite the rough-road focus.
Engineers say they have managed to dial out some of the unwanted body roll and given the front end a bit more bite by tweaking the spring rates.
Overall compliance is said to be improved which Premcar says results in better performance in general but also results in a less floating feeling when towing a trailer or carrying a heavy load over bumps.
Under the bonnet sits the 2.3L twin-turbodiesel four-cylinder engine which produces an unchanged 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque.
A key advantage of the Navava Warrior is that the modifications work with the existing safety systems on the car, such as AEB, and the ute is still covered by Nissan’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Premcar have added subtle changes to the interior including unique embroidery in the headrests but everything else largely remains unchanged.
In addition to the upgrades the Navara Warrior benefits from a range of updated in the recent facelift like the improved 8.0-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
We’ve given a full breakdown of the Navara Warrior in a recent video where we travelled to the Premcar factory.
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