Most advanced Nissan Navara yet previewed ahead of April 16 launch

By CARSIFU | 26 March 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: The Nissan Navara is refreshed for 2021 and Edaran Tan Chong Motor today gave the local media a first glimpse of the new pick-up truck.

Prices and variant line-up would be revealed at its launch on April 16. Order-taking would also start then.

The two trucks on display are one of the higher trim level variants called Navara PRO-4X to highlight their more rugged, stylish and  tech-laden features.

As in the past, this model continues to be imported from Thailand.


The Navara carries on Nissan's 80 years pick-up heritage. Famously known as the "Mother Trucker" in Malaysia, the radically redesigned Navara PRO-4X comes with many best-in-class technologies, including an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility driver assisted features and safety systems, making it the most advanced Navara ever.

The new Navara PRO-4X comes with a distinctive and aggressive styling, with an imposing new large black front "interlock" grille with "Navara" stamped on top, black fender flares, door handles, door mirrors, roof rails and side steps accented by new 17-inch black wheels with All-Terrain Tyres.

It also takes the design up another notch with lively hints inspired by the colour of magma (orange) on the front bumper and fender flares.

A new Red Nissan wordmark on black emblem is applied to the new front grille,tailgate and wheel caps.


The Navara PRO-4X also features a segment-first all-new quad LED projector headlamps and C-shaped daytime running lights to modernise it.

From the rear, LED tail lamps with C-shaped LED signature and "Navara" stamped on the tailgate complete the new look on the outside.

Inside, the Navara PRO-4X has a significantly improved quietness, thanks to the use of noise isolation acoustic laminated glass for the front windscreen and front windows.

Additionally, the front occupants will find it more convenient and driver-oriented with a full colour 7-inch digital display(ADAD)meter, new Sporty 3-spoke Steering Leather Wheel and 8-inch Advanced Touchscreen Display, Audio with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto ready system.

Further complementing the standard Zero-Gravity Inspired Leather Front Seats, the rear seats are now even more comfortable for passengers via the new seat cushion with thigh support and curved backrest for optimal support.



Passengers can now also use the new rear armrest with built-in Cup Holders to store beverages or smartphones.

For added convenience, the Navara PRO-4X comes with 4 USB ports (3x USB-A ports and 1x USB-C port) in the cabin.

The new Navara PRO-4X features Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies create a 360-degree safety shield for the vehicle, helping to protect the driver and passengers from potential risks and delivering peace-of-mind during both work and play.

For the first time, the Navara PRO-4X features the Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) WITH Off-Road Mode, made to confirm surrounding obstacles at low speed when in four-wheel drive (4LO mode), empowering enthusiasts to take on the toughest terrains with confidence.

The Intelligent Predictive Forward Collision Warning-which monitors the second vehicle ahead as well as the vehicle directly in front to reduce the risk of multi-car accidents, and the Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking-which activates the brakes to avoid collisions, reducing the stress of driving in traffic or on busy streets, is standard on the Navara PRO-4X.


Other safety features include Intelligent Drlver Alertness; High Beam Assist; Lane Departure Warning; Blind Spot Warning Rear Cross Traffic Alert; and Intelligent Moving Object Detection.

The engine is a carryover. The high output YD25 in-line 4-cylinder DOHC Intercooler Turbo-diesel engine makes 190PS/187hp at 3,600rpm and 450Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. The engine is matched with a 7-speed auto transmission with manual mode.

A new electronic locking rear differential system that locks both the rear wheels so they rotate at the same speed, enables the vehicle to free itself when it is bogged down in sand or mud, or even when one wheel is off the ground in an off-road adventure.

Additionally, a new Trailer Sway Assist system helps maintain the vehicle driving direction by controlling braking force when the vehicle encounters a swaying situation while pulling a trailer.


The new rear multilink suspension with dual-rate coil springs reduces body toss motion regardless of loading condition, enhances vehicle stability, ride comfort and road handling on par with SUVs.

A strengthened rear axle and an increased truck bed volume make the Navara PRO4X the ultimate worksite and off-road partner, ready to take on more challenges while still offering abundant room and comfort.

The Navara PR0-4X is equipped with a new Tailgate Assist that helps to lighten the opening and closing of the tailgate and the new Integrated Rear Bumper Step makes bed access easier.

Moreover, the new Utili-Track Channel system with 2 channels and 4 heavy duty forged aluminium cleats that lock anywhere along the channel, is able to firmly secure even the trickiest load faster and easier.

For pick-up owners, one of the most essential qualities is payload, and the Navara PRO-4X comes with an increased payload up to 1.1 ton.

Colours available for the  Navara PRO-4X  are  Stealth Grey, Pearl White, Burning Red and Black Star.

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