2019 Nissan Navara - Key changes for Nissan's one-tonne pick-up
The Nissan Navara pick-up is getting a raft of important updates for 2019 with a new gearbox, increased payload and multi-link rear suspension as standard. The facelifted Navara goes on sale in July with prices starting at £21,850 (before VAT).
King Cab versions of the Nissan Navara now use the same five-link suspension set-up with coil springs as the double cab model. Carrying capacity for the King Cab has also been boosted by up to 46kg, although Nissan hasn't said which models will get the increased payload.
As before, double cab versions carry 1.2 tonnes and be capable of towing up to 3.5 tonnes when hooked to a braked trailer, although you may need a tachograph to utilise the Navara's full load lugging potential for businesses use.
Nissan is promising a better driving experience with all 2019 models getting a new six-speed manual gearbox that features longer gear ratios and a shorter shift pattern that should provide less frequent and faster gear changes. A seven-speed automatic remains as an optional extra.
The 163PS 2.3 dCi engine is now fitted with two turbo-chargers, similar to the higher powered 190PS unit, to produce 425Nm of torque, up 22Nm from the previous version. Nissan has also swapped the rear drums for disc brakes to improve stopping power, while the front discs are now 4mm larger.
The Navara gets some minor styling updates, with black bezel inlays for the LED headlamps and new 17 and 18-inch alloy wheel designs. Inside the changes are subtle, but mid-spec N-Connecta models now come with Nissan's eight-inch touchscreen system as standard.
The new infotainment system features Apple Car Play and lets the driver locate their vehicle, lock/unlock it or check fuel and fluid levels via their smartphone. It is also possible to send a destination to the vehicle’s navigation system remotely.
The 2019 Navara is priced from £21,850 before VAT for the King Cab Visia rising to £31,125 for Double Cab N-Guard seven speed auto. As before, the Navara is backed by Nissan's five years/100,000 miles warranty, which can be transferred to a new owner if the vehicle is sold within the warranty period.