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Facelifted Nissan Navara gets new gearbox and more payload

Nissan’s Navara pickup has been facelifted with a number of changes, including a new six-speed manual gearbox, increased payload and the addition of standard multi-link rear suspension to all models.

2019 Navara updates see multi-link rear suspension added to the King Cab, making this feature standard on all models

On sale from 1 July 2019, the revised model sees multi-link rear suspension, with new dual stage coil springs, added to the King Cab, making this feature standard on all models. The revised set-up brings a 25mm increase in rear posture while Navara’s payload also increases by up to 46kg, dependent on model.

Safety has been improved with a reduced stopping distance along with a 40% reduction in braking force. This has been accomplished by changing the rear drum brakes to discs and callipers along with larger front brake discs (+4mm) and an increase to the boosters size (+1-inch). Trailer Sway Assist is now incorporated into the whole range.

And the range also gains a new six-speed manual gearbox with longer gear ratios and a shorter shift pattern, while the 163hp 2.3 dCi engine is now fitted with two turbochargers, similar to the higher powered 190hp version, to produce 425Nm of torque, up 22Nm from the previous version. Both outputs now conform to the forthcoming new Euro 6d-temp emission standard.

Updates also bring revised alloy wheel designs, and new in-car connectivity features with the addition of the latest-generation Nissan Connect entertainment system featuring an eight-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play as standard from N-Connecta grade. New features include smartphone integration, with customers able to locate the vehicle, lock/unlock the vehicle, check vehicle health (fuel and fluid levels) and send their destination to the vehicle’s satnav ahead of departure.

Prices for the 2019 range start from £21,850 Basic Retail (+VAT, VED & FRD) for the 4WD King Chassis Cab Visia six-speed manual, rising to £31,125 Basic Retail for the range-topping 4WD Double Cab N-Guard seven-speed auto.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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