Have you ever heard of the 2017 Nissan Navara? We guess not but you have seen lots of images of this truck and maybe even saw it on the streets. Navara is the alter ego of Nissan Frontier. In fact, these two are one car with different names for different markets. The very first model came out sixteen years ago, and we have had a chance to see three different generations since then.
2017 Nissan Navara Changes
There hasn’t been any major improvement in the past several years, but it seems that this time we’re going to see plenty of them. However, according to the first announcements new model won’t have any modifications in terms of engine. Everything should remain the same under the hood, but the interior and exterior features are going to be refreshed.
To tell you the truth it was about time for a slight makeover, and we are happy to see new modern 2017 Nissan Navara. It is not among those trucks which are aggressive and muscular, but it looks rather elegant and luxurious.
Engine and Specs
Since the engine lineup will remain the same, this means there’ll be one diesel and one petrol unit. The second one is less powerful and comes with an output of 152 HP and 171 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5l four-cylinder is mated to either six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. Transmission system will be either all-wheel or two-wheel drive, it’s up to a driver to choose.
On the other side, diesel unit is coming with two different output variants. The first variant can produce 188 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque while the second one is slightly less powerful with 161 horsepower and 297 lb-ft of torque. Even though these are engines were used last year it is possible they are going to be more fuel efficient, but huge change is not expected. These two engines won’t be any different than petrol unit in terms of driving system and transmission.
Interior and Exterior
Many people believe that Nissan won’t to divide Frontier from the 2017 Nissan Navara despite this carmaker hasn’t officially announced such thing. It is hard to expect that Nissan will launch this truck under the name of Navara for the American customers, but it’ll be released on the European market. Many details are being kept of record but there are some speculations the changes should be focused on the front part. Perhaps grille is going to be redesigned and get a modern look.
There are high hopes that Nissan will increase color options and perhaps even use some new materials inside. Although this is a pick-up truck, it looks luxurious and more elegant than any other. We are looking forward to seeing the very first pictures of its interior.
Arrival and Price
We are not sure when the release date of the 2017 Nissan Navara is, but this truck should come in summer of 2016. Price range is quite huge. The base model is going to cost around $18,000, which is below the average, but the price of the top model is estimated at $35,000.
Take a look at the previous model while we wait for the Nissan Navara for 2017.
2017 Nisan Navara
MPG: Up to 19 city / 23 highway
Curb weight: 3,708 to 4,725 lbs
Horsepower: 152 to 261 hp
Other model years: 2014, 2015