Sunday, October 20, 2019
What Happens When Nissan Australia Seeks to Build the Most Stylish, Most Capable Navara Ever?
What happens when Prodrive UK gets their hands on the Nissan Navara? You get the most stylish, most capable Navara, ever—the Navara N-Trek.
Developed for the Australian market by Premcar (which traces its roots to Prodrive UK), the Navara N-Trek Warrior features an enhanced suspension with special off-road capable springs and dampers.
Specially-built for the Australian market, the N-Trek Warrior gains a 15-mm lift thanks to the unique springs, dampers, and front jounce bumpers, while shifting to 32.2-inch all-terrain Cooper tires (275/70 R 17) adds a further 25 mm. All in all, the N-Trek Warrior gains 40 mm of lift over the standard Navara.
What’s even better is that thanks to Premcar’s engineering expertise, the Navara N-Trek Warrior’s upgraded suspension does not pass any excessive additional loads to the chassis, ball joint, tie rods, and driveshaft thereby not compromising durability, safety, and comfort in anyway.
For the N-Trek Warrior, a softer primary spring was chosen for ride comfort and off-road articulation, but a progressive, secondary rate was added to maintain composure and performance be it during cornering, heavy duty off-roading, when laden and/or when towing.
The dampers themselves have a larger diameter to improve strength, cooling, and rough road capability.
To accommodate the new suspension, the N-Trek Warrior features modified inner front fenders. Capping off the changes is a new body-colored steel bulbar, 3-mm stainless steel front under body protection, integrated 470-mm LED light bar, unique towbar cross member.
The rest of the N-Trek Warrior upgrades are similar to the Philippine market Black Edition except for the added black fender flares to accommodate the meatier tires.
While Premcar will be handling the N-Trek Warrior conversion for Nissan Australia, 40 new staff members have been added to serve exclusively on the N-Trek Warrior program. Furthermore, it carries Nissan’s standard manufacturer’s warranty.