Nissan Frontier modified for the Asian and European market is coming out as Navara pickup truck. Two vehicles are pretty similar, but there are few differences making them separate models. Although there are rumors about Navara SUV, it is more likely that we will see 2018 Nissan Navara as a truck. It will also be available in some markets as Navara NP300.
Changes on the upcoming model will be significant. The most important is that company chiefs are working on launching this truck in the USA. Also, buyers in Australia will get a vehicle with a V6 engine. Modifications of styling include a complete redesign. However, the model keeps its overall dimensions and shapes. But, cosmetic changes will make the truck fresh and ready for new adventures.
2018 Nissan Navara Launch Date
The 2018 Nissan Navara will be available for purchase during next year. Designers are finalizing the last details, and the company waits for right time to launch the truck. However, the exact release date is still unknown.
How much Nissan Navara costs?
The attractiveness of the 2018 Nissan Navara is coming with its base price also. Current truck keeps the lowest price under $20,000. Nevertheless, there is a stunning number of variations for pickup. Combinations of engines, transmissions, drive systems, and cab configurations, lead to 30 levels of Navara. Entry-level is DX model, and RX is following. Then, we have SL and ST vehicles, still mostly under $50,000 price tag. Top of the range are models from N-Sport series. Black Edition with diesel engine cost $55,000, or $2,500 more with an automatic gearbox.
2018 Nissan Navara Engines
The 2.3-l diesel is the main drivetrain for all trim levels. This twin-turbo 4-cylinder unit can deliver 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Nevertheless, the 2018 Nissan Navara DX is available with a petrol engine, a 2.5-l inline-four. But, it is less potent than diesel unit.
Buyers were interested in the V6 drivetrain. For Nissan, costumer’s wish is their command, and they will drop another version in some trims. It could be 3.0-l twin-turbo gasoline drivetrain. With it, Navara will be one of the most powerful trucks in compact class with 300 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque.
Transmission and AWD
The 2018 Navara truck will have automatic and manual transmission box in the lineup. Buyers will choose between 6-speed manual and 7-speed automatic. Difference between the same configuration with the different gearbox is in $2,500 in favor of auto option. Depending on trim levels, power is distributed to either rear or all wheels.
2018 Nissan Navara coming as Hybrid?
For 2018 Nissan Navara the biggest change could be a hybrid drivetrain. However, this still seems to be a far-fetched story. But, Nissan is a leader in this segment, so we must take rumors about plug-in vehicle seriously. If the Japanese company decides to pull up this plan, we doubt it will happen in 2018. Experts also think that hybrid is coming, but probably in 2019. Nevertheless, for this model, we will have to wait. On the debut of the new Nissan Navara, fans will see a base version and probably most of the lineup. N-Sport series is coming later, and plug-in truck, if happens, will come the last one.