Conquer Every Terrain: Get Behind the Wheel of the New Nissan Navara PRO-4X

The Nissan Navara is an old nameplate that represents a line of bakkies produced from 1985, over the years the Navara has seen 3 generations also known as the D22, D40 and now we have been just introduced to the D23 also known as the Navara PRO-4X. Here is a closer look at the new and improved Nissan Navara.

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To keep up with time and competition, current models are more modern and tech-oriented than their predecessors but something other than styling still remains.

The Pro-4X is powered by the same engine that motivates the majority of the Navara line-up; a 2,5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel that produces 140 kW of power and 450 N.m of torque. This engine can be coupled to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The Pro-4X provides 224 mm of unladen ground clearance and 600 mm of wading depth for those prone to adventuring off of the beaten path.

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The new Navara competes with the likes of the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and the Isuzu D-Max, but what sets it apart from its peers? A tough design language defines the new Nissan Navara’s market presence, it has an imposing look that sets it apart from the competition.

The PRO-4X provides enhanced styling and a comfortable interior with roomy, wide-bodied cabin space. Nissan has put some nice touches of luxury in the cabin. For example, it features leather-accented seats with unique embroidery, an 8,0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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Built to be tough while also offering the ride comfort and refinement delivered by coil spring independent five-link rear suspension. The PRO-4X sits proudly as the halo model for the global Nissan Navara bakkie range.

Available in four colours including the exclusive Stealth Grey, Galaxy Black, Fiery Red and Aspen Pearl White also featuring unique 17-inch black alloy wheels and all-terrain tyres, the PRO-4X comes fully equipped for adventure.

The bold new styling introduced for the new Navara is seen at its most dramatic effect in the PRO-4X, with black-painted features and red accents. At the front there is a black interlocking grille and grey surround, encompassing C-shaped quad-LED projector headlights with LED daytime running lights, on top of a black lower front fascia.

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The Navara has a number of unique elements, that set it apart from its competitors, One of the reasons why bakkies like the Navara are so popular in South Africa is the fact that they are so well-rounded. Whether you need a daily driver to take the kids to school or a looking for a vehicle you can take off-roading – the Navara fits that brief perfectly.

Read the full story on the September 2022 issue of Car Magazine.

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