The Navara has been around for years and it proved itself as a highly-capable truck. After all, it serves as a basis for a few more trucks, including Renault Alaskan and a luxurious Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The current model represents the third generation, which has been on the market for four and a half years. Therefore, the next year seems like perfect timing for a mid-cycle update. According to the latest reports, the 2020 Nissan Navara is about to come with a fine amount of changes, which would include not just aesthetical updates, but changes under the hood as well.
- Updated styling
- Efficient engines
- Good towing capacity
- Lack of interior refinement
- Hybrid version most likely won’t come
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2020 Nissan Navara is expected to receive a facelift. Therefore, prepare yourself for a fine number of changes. Of course, most of them will be in terms of the visual appearance. We have no doubt that most of the novelties will come at the front end. Though it seems early for precise details, we may presume that the new model would suffer modifications in areas like front fascia, grille, bumper, and even headlights. Other areas of the truck probably won’t suffer too much, though new color options and wheels seem likely. On the other side, chassis and other mechanical parts definitely won’t change.
Less stylish, more functional. Those would be the best words to describe the cabin of the current model. It features durable, but hard-plastics surfaces. This seems quite appropriate for the segment, but latest reports suggest we could see a couple of revisions on the dashboard. This particularly refers to the center stack, which could receive a couple of new details. Rest of the cabin should keep the familiar layout. Count on familiar cab designs and bed sizes. Also, expect to see more standard equipment, including some of the latest tech goodies.
Along with the updated styling, a new powertrain should be the biggest novelty of this update. Allegedly, the 2020 Nissan Navara is about to come with a hybrid powertrain in the offer. However, we haven’t got anything from the officials, so take this with a reserve. On the other side, the rest of the lineup should continue in the same way. Count on a familiar 2.5-liter gasoline unit with around 150 horsepower, as well as on two familiar diesel engines. The first one is Nissan’s 2.5-liter unit with 160 hp, while the other one is Renault’s 2.3-liter dCi with a max output of 190 horsepower.
2020 Nissan Navara Release Date and Price
The upcoming update means that the 2020 Nissan Navara will probably come earlier than usual, but definitely in the second half of year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price compared to the current model, which starts at around $25,000.