The Nissan Navara was treated to an aftermarket upgrade recently.
I know what you’re thinking and, no, it’s not anything chrome. Frankly, there’s enough of that already. Instead, it’s the Tailgate Assist device supplied and fitted by 4x4 hard-top and accessories specialist Pegasus – and it’s very good. Tailgate Assist replaces the Navara’s standard tailgate hinges with sprung ones and adds a pneumatic rod to smooth out the opening action.
I arrived at Pegasus’s Bristol workshop and 30 minutes and £354 later I was good to go. I may have lost my daily bicep curl exercise, but even my nan could close the tailgate now. I don’t understand why Nissan made the thing so heavy in the first place.
While I was at Pegasus, boss Alec showed me his NP300 Hard Top, which rivals the £3300 one on our Nissan. It has been very well thought out. There’s central locking on all three windows and the side apertures are usefully wider than the ones on our factory hard-top. Furthermore, the inside is lined with a nice, thick cloth material – “for dogs”, apparently. Alec claims it’s fully waterproof when fitted, which sadly isn’t true for the one on my Navara.