Nissan Navara (2005–2016)
- January 2005: Nissan Navara D40 Launched
- July 2007: Improvements to the Navara specification
- July 2007: Nissan Navara Die Hard 4.0 Edition launched
- December 2007: Nissan Navara 'Long Way Down' Edition launched
- February 2008
- March 2008
- July 2008: Navara Aventura X-Back launched
- February 2010: Nissan Navara revised
- December 2012: Navara Visia launched
- February 2015: Run-out Nissan Navara Salomon 'limited edition' launched
Nissan Navara D40 Launched
New Navara on same ladderframe chassis as Pathfinder with same 2.5 litre chain cam 174PS diesel engine. Single cab , King Cab and double cab versions.
Length: (King Cab) 5,220 mm (17’ 2")
Width (exc. mirrors): 1,850 mm (6’ 1")
Height (King Cab): 1,764mm (5’ 10")
Optional Birdeview DVD satnav and Bluetooth phone compatability. Comfortable rear seat of double cab has 60/40 split squab, both sections of which lift up for carrying tools. luggage or cargo in the cab. On sale in UK from August 2005. Prices from £14,695 + VAT for double door King Cab and £15,745 for Double Cab, rising to £21,970 for top spec Aventura Double Cab automatic.
Improvements to the Navara specification
Significant changes were made to the Navara. Bluetooth phone integration is now available on all grades plus it was been uprated to improve convenience and minimise driver distraction. It’s integrated into the audio unit, so for incoming calls the volume is automatically lowered, while the display has Caller ID. The system has a phonebook with storage for 100 names and numbers, and improved digital processing for clear sound quality.
Two new colours were added - a distinctive red called Emotion Red and Flint Grey. Further enhancements to the exterior came from a new design of six-spoke 17-inch alloy wheel, while door mirrors are now colour coded on Sport with chrome on Aventura and Navara Outlaw grades. As well as being available either in colour coded or chrome finish, the door mirrors now have integrated turn indicators and a so-called ‘puddle-lamp’ which lights the ground around the door.
Nissan Navara Die Hard 4.0 Edition launched
To celebrate the launch of the new Bruce Willis film, Nissan launched a limited edition Navara called DIE HARD 4.0. Appropriately 444 were produced all individually numbered. This special Navara is priced at £18,995 + VAT for the manual. Also, all owners were placed in a special free draw to decide which five trucks out of the 444 run would be fitted with additional special equipment at no extra cost.
Nissan Navara 'Long Way Down' Edition launched
At £17,995 the Navara ‘Long Way Down’ has been loaded with £2,500 worth of equipment as standard, including black leather upholstery with electric and heated front seats, roof rails, chrome door mirrors, electric sunroof, CD autochanger, plus side and curtain airbags. Integrated DVD satellite navigation and premium audio gets added to the ‘Long Way Down Expedition’ priced at £19,995 (OTR + VAT). Automatic transmission can also be added for a further £1100 (+VAT).
Nissan responds to Euro NCAP results. The company says the score for the model year 08 Nissan Navara was compromised by the delayed deployment of the airbags. Nissan said it also disappointed that Euro NCAP did not published the results of the re-test of Navara, equipped with upgraded airbag control unit software.
It emphasises that the airbag issue applies to a limited number of Model Year 08 Navaras that were produced between May and December 2007. There is no issue with the airbag control unit on Navaras produced from launch in 2005 until May 2007 aparrently.
Euro NCAP released results for its assessment of the modified Nissan Navara. The upgraded car has achieved three stars for adult occupant protection. After Euro NCAP’s earlier tests highlighted serious safety concerns, Nissan promptly modified all new production vehicles and initiated a Service Campaign to upgrade the airbag software of all Navaras produced since 2005.
Navara Aventura X-Back launched
The new X-Back is a new top of the range double cab model with an exclusive new hard top design and in addition to the Aventura spec it gets a hard top, reversing sensors, loadbed and tailgate liner. The side windows have a simulated shoulder line to emulate those of the cabin while the styling lines of the cabin roof integrate with those moulded into the hard top.
Nissan Navara revised
Among the changes weas the arrival of a new and technically advanced 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, improvements to the popular 2.5-litre dCi diesel, greater levels of passive safety, new equipment including the availability of a state-of-the-art Nissan Connect Premium touch-screen satellite navigation system, a premium Bose sound system and a rear view camera, enhanced interior quality and a number of styling changes to keep Navara looking sharp.
Active safety was improved with the availability of Nissan’s Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) on Navara (already available on Pathfinder) which uses sensors to monitor the engine’s ECU, wheel speed, steering angle, plus longitudinal and lateral G and yaw rates to anticipate and control wheel slippage.
Navara Visia launched
Nissan introduced a new, entry-level version of its popular Navara double cab pick-up starting at £17,995 CVOTR.
The Navara Visia has been developed to offer operators a practical, robust and capable pick-up at a price that's in tune with the times. The new model introduces a new version of the respected 2.5-litre dCi common-rail diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 144PS and 350Nm of torque and is capable of up to 39.8mpg on the extra urban cycle.
To reduce the price, the interior door handles are finished in black rather than chrome. Similarly the front bumper is specified in body colour rather than having a two-tone element, while the grille struts are painted rather than chromed and conventional wiper blades are used in place of the flat blades found on higher specification versions.
Run-out Nissan Navara Salomon 'limited edition' launched
Based on the Tekna trim with bespoke interior and exterior styling enhancements, available from £27,845 OTR including free £250 Salomon voucher
Styling enhancements include chrome front bar and door handles plus chrome foglight surrounds, complemented by unique Salomon branding on the front, side and rear of the vehicle, which is available in Metallic Black, Twilight Grey, Starburst Silver or Alabaster White.
Inside are Salomon entry guards, a metal plaque and Salomon floor mats. A retail price for all of this additional equipment would total over £1,300, however the Navara Salomon costs £750 more than the equivalent Tekna model giving a theoretical customer saving in the region of £550. Prices start from £27,845 OTR and each Navara Salomon retail customer will get a £250 voucher to spend on Salomon gear.