Thursday, March 26, 2020
The 2020 Nissan Navara Black Edition Looks Wilder
Last year, Nissan introduced an updated Navara for 2020 which made its debut first in Europe. Subsequently, it’s made its way to Asia in markets such as Thailand and Australia as well. With that, Nissan’s always opted to dress up their Navara based on local tastes—Australia has the N-Trek, while for Asia, there’s the Black Edition. And here’s a sneak peek of the fresh for 2020 edition.
Now available in Thailand, the revamped Black Edition will likely make its way to the Philippines real soon.
Like the previous Black Edition model, the 2020 version swaps out all the exterior chrome trimmings for high-gloss black ones with orange accents. This is seen in the front grille, rear bumper, side mirrors, side step boards and 18-inch wheels. The biggest changes are the wilder body graphics, the addition of the “Black Edition” sticker on the rear fender, and a black sharks fin antenna. Fender extensions are a dealer option over there.
Inside, the 2020 Navara Black Edition is almost unchanged from before. It still has the two-tone black and orange seats, and orange stitching on the steering wheel and doors. The newest addition here is the Nissan Connect infotainment system with a larger screen size (8 inches) and built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
In Thailand, the Navara Black Edition gets the services of the YD25DDTi engine. Similar to its setup in the Philippines, it nets out 163 horsepower and 403 Nm of torque for the purely 4x2 Black Edition. Transmission choices are between a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic. Both transmissions have been tweaked for improved refinement. The YS23 is not available to any country or region that has Euro 4 emissions or lower.
While the 2020 Navara doesn’t offer any horsepower improvement, Nissan did say that it’s quieter. With a new acoustic windshield, new sound absorbing material added to the center console, firewall, and transmission tunnel, and a new engine cover treatment, it minimizes audible engine noise.