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July 19, 2023

Nissan Navara: Conquering Every Adventure

Pick-up trucks come in all forms and sizes, but only few perform in the way that can serve the multi-faceted lives of the modern Filipino. Times have changed and pick-ups are no longer viewed as purely functional, cargo-hauling transport. Rather, pick-up trucks have evolved into a vehicle that is not only practical, but is designed to also complement the adventurous lifestyles of the young and young-at-heart. This is where the Nissan Navara stands out from the rest of the pack.

The Nissan Navara was designed for exemplary performance, armed with a powerful 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine that is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission, delivering an output of 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque. The Navara comes in 4x2 and 4x4 variants, allowing you to choose the best option, depending on the demands of your lifestyle. Are you a city-dweller with a multitude of daily activities around the urban jungle? The 4x2 is the perfect companion, delivering both driving capability and functionality, with a little extra to take you on a much-needed weekend respite. Need something with extra surefootedness on challenging terrain? The 4x4 can take you anywhere without a sweat.

Nowadays, weekend breaks have turned into fully-packed escapades that include long drives out of town and potentially setting up camp on an off-road trail. The Nissan Navara offers both the capability and flexibility in gearing up for any overlanding affair and for conquering the great outdoors.

Aside from power, having a diesel engine makes the Nissan Navara one of the most fuel-efficient trucks available, allowing you to go further and do more without worries. It features a high-strength steel chassis and comes in a fully-boxed frame with a 5-link rear dual-rate coil spring suspension. This improves driving comfort and gives a smoother ride when traveling on unpaved terrain. Add to that, the Navara’s generous ground clearance makes it extremely capable of forging through ravines and high rocky grounds.

As far as pick-up trucks go, the idea of comfort is most often an afterthought. However, comfort has always been one of the factors that set the Nissan Navara apart, even from its earlier generations. The Navara’s interior is undoubtedly inspired by the luxury of an SUV. Some of these features include Zero Gravity Front Seats that are patterned after the weightless posture of astronauts in space, offering generous anti-fatigue support; a plush rear bench for passengers, and noise-reducing acoustic glass. The Navara also prides itself in having Nissan’s renowned air-cooling system — perfect for our hot and humid tropical climate.

Tech-savvy drivers will be glad to know that the Nissan Navara is equipped with Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM), Nissan’s innovative driver assist technology system that provides an extra set of eyes and ears while on the road. One of the key NIM features includes Intelligent Around View Monitor (IAVM), (VL variants and up) which acts as a real-time spotter, with Moving Object Detection (VL variants and up). This 360º camera even adds an “off-road mode” on the PRO-4X and VL 4x4 that gives a clear view of the surrounding terrain. Other notable features are the Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking (VE variants and up), and Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (VL variants and up).

Seamless, quick, and easy connectivity is another upgrade to the new Nissan Navara. The infotainment system has an 8-inch Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio, now equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard in the PRO-4X, VL variants, Calibre-X, and VE variants, in addition to a wireless Bluetooth connection. On the other hand, drive assist monitoring and alerts can be viewed on the 7-inch Advanced Drive Assist Color TFT Display (VE variants and up).

For easy, worry-free ownership, the Nissan Navara comes with the Nissan 5-year Warranty. Nissan’s new Service Protection Plan can also help you save during your PMS for up to three years.

The Nissan Navara is available for viewing at any Nissan dealership nationwide. Find out more at or book a test drive at

Words by Gen Tiu
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