The market of mid-size trucks is pretty tough, but Navara keeps its position strongly. There are several reasons for that. This truck offers not just great working performances, but also untypically good ride quality for a pickup. After all, it serves as a basis for the luxurious Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Moreover, the new Renault Alaskan is pretty much a Navara with a new face. Still, the current generation has been around for about five years. It won’t get any younger, so the company prepares a mid-cycle update if we can rely on the latest reports. Allegedly, the 2020 Nissan Navara is about to receive a facelift.
This updates would bring a lot of interesting novelties. Of course, visual ones would be most interesting, but there are also some indications that a new engine could be offered. Though it’s not precised, that could easily be a V6 turbodiesel from Mercedes. In any case, the 2020 Nissan Navara won’t come much earlier than usual, despite the potential update. We should see it sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2020 Nissan Navara Changes
When it comes to the changes for the next year, this should be a typical mid-cycle refresh, as we already mentioned. Therefore, most of the changes should be visual. On the other side, the platform and complete mechanics should remain the same, although some reports suggest that the transmission could be revised.
In any case, a waste majority of changes will be visual. Count on a typical update, which means that most of the novelties will come at the front. Of course, that would include revisions on parts like headlights, grille, front bumper, etc. We still don’t know in which direction these changes will go, but we can presume that the new 2020 Nissan Navara will look a lot like the upcoming new-generation Frontier. Other than a new front face, we could see a couple of revisions at the rear end. Also, count on typical facelift updates like new color options, new sets of wheels and similar things.
The Nissan Navara 2020 facelift will definitely bring a lot of styling novelties, but various reports suggest novelties on the inside as well. Despite it features very good overall quality, the current cabin definitely isn’t the prettiest in the class. The dashboard looks blend and lack of fine, soft-touch materials and if we consider that even truck tend to have such cabins these days, we can take this as a drawback. Therefore, we presume that the upcoming update will bring a couple of interesting novelties on the dashboard. We count on slight reshaping, as well as on new materials. Also, revisions on the center stack are also possible, as well as a new instrument cluster. Of course, new color schemes are also things we could expect to see in the next year.
On the other side, the overall cabin layout will remain the same. This truck comes in various cab design, with either single or two rows of seats, as well as in several trim levels. This means you can choose pretty much every kind of truck you need, for a typical workhorse to a well-equipped and comfortable vehicle.
2020 Nissan Navara Engines
One of the potential novelties for the upcoming facelift is a new engine. Allegedly, there is a chance to see a large 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel under the hood. The Nissan Navara V6 2020 would borrow the engine from the X-Class. This unit is quite powerful and delivers around 255 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque.
Other than that, we should see familiar engines in the offer. Of course, a 2.3-liter dCi will remain the most popular choice. It comes in two output versions, with either 163 or 190 horsepower. If you prefer gasoline, there is a well-known 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 155 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Nissan Navara Release Date and Price
Despite that a fine number of changes is about to come, the 2020 Nissan Navara release probably won’t be scheduled much earlier than usual. We expect to see it on sale sometime in the last quarter of the year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 25.000 dollars.
One of the main reasons for the Nissan Navara 2020 facelift is tough competition. There is a long list of great models in the class. Of course, it starts with the most iconic model, Toyota Hilux, may not be the most refined truck in the class but offers spectacular durability and reliability. Of course, there is Isuzu D-Max, as well as Chevy Colorado, which are amazing working machines. The Mitsubishi L200 is another tough rival, which offers great performances, but excellent efficiency as well. It has a smaller engine, with similar power but notably better mpg ratings. Other notable models are VW Amarok, Fiat Fullback, Renault Alaskan, etc.