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June 20, 2022

Nissan Adds Safety Equipment To Refreshed 2023 Navara

In line with keeping its line-up fresh, Nissan has unveiled an enhanced version of the Navara boasting an updated style and more driver assistance technologies as standard.

Just launched in Thailand (as the MY2022 Navara), and likely will make its way to the rest of Southeast Asia, the 2023 Navara now gets more Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) features as standard. 

The Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Driver Attention Alert, which are already standard on the VE Calibre grade is now joined by ADAS technologies previously available only in higher trim VL and PRO models. These include Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Moreover, the new Navara also benefits from two new brake-related ADAS systems. Intelligent Lane Intervention (ILI) applies braking force to steer the car right back into the lane when it senses the vehicle veering off lane markings, and Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI) which lightly applies braking force to return vehicle back to its lane if it detects an obstacle in its blind spot during a lane change.

The safety features are capped off the High Beam Assist (HBA) which automatically the switches the headlights from high- to low beam when it detects a vehicle ahead.

Aesthetically, the refreshed Navara remains unchanged, however, variants equipped with leather seats now sport heat-reflecting Quole Modure seats.

Together with the newfound safety systems and seating material, the refreshed Navara also marks the return the Black Edition for 2023 (see lead and accompanying photos).

The Navara Black Edition features black finishing to the front grille, side mirror molding, door handles, front lower bumper, tailgate handle, and overfender. It also adds a shark fin antenna, black body stickers, and black 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the interior trim, air vents, inside door handle, cup holders, transmission base, door armrest, and door trim are also colored in black, matching the sportier look of the exterior.

Mechanically, Nissan has kept the refreshed Navara unchanged. In Thailand, it remains powered by a 2.3-liter twin-turbo 4-cylinder with 190 horsepower (163 horsepower with the manual) and 450 Nm of torque (405 Nm for the manual). For the Philippine market, it will likely keep the same 2.5-liter single-turbo with the same outputs: 190 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque (163 horsepower and 403 Nm of torque for the manual).

Due to the tight competition in the pick-up truck segment, expect Nissan Philippines to unveil this updated version of the Navara very soon; likely as early as the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) in September.

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