What is it?
Nissan has been thorough with its revised pick-up. Its chassis and four-wheel drive system have been modified, and the Navara is fitted with a downsized 2.3-litre diesel engine to improve fuel economy and emissions.
The engine is available in two power outputs: a single-turbocharged version producing 158bhp and a twin-turbo with 187bhp. There are also three body options to choose from: Double Cab, Super Cab and the new Chassis Cab option.
As for the Navara's carrying capacity, its load bed can hold a one-tonne payload, and it also has the ability to tow 3.5 tonnes; this puts it on par with the Ford Ranger and the Isuzu D-Max on both counts.
Nissan believes the Double Cab Navara will attract 90% of buyers and has endeavoured to give it better on-road characteristics with five-link rear suspension. Its rear seats have been adjusted to increase comfort too.
Each of the five trim levels comes with a wealth of standard equipment, starting with functional Visia trim, which includes 16in steel wheels, manual air conditioning, cruise control and forward emergency braking.
Range-topping Tekna comes with a sat-nav, 360-degree camera, LED headlights, leather seats, heated front seats and dual-zone climate control. To match this move towards making the Navara more a passenger-orientated vehicle Nissan has increased its warranty to five years too.