The 2019 Nissan Navara will be the version of Frontier for the European and Asian market. In the US, this truck is one of the favorite mid-size pickups. Outside, it is even more popular. Durable, reliable, capable to tow, it has everything a trucker needs. For the next season, we will see some updates on the vehicle. Exterior will keep dimensions and overall shape. Interior can expect updates.
As for the engine room, everything is still unclear. The 2019 Nissan Navara might get a new drivetrain. However, diesel remains the priority. This powertrain delivers better outputs then the petrol unit for Frontier. However, it also pollutes the environment more than its sibling. When we take all pros and cons, we are getting one of the best trucks in the world, or ute, as it is called in Australia.
2019 Nissan Navara uses the good-old 2.3 diesel
At this point, it seems like the 2019 Nissan Navara will get only a diesel engine. It is proven 2.3-liter four-cylinder unit. A twin-turbo powertrain is good for 140 kW and 450 Nm of torque. When we convert it to US units, we get 215 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Compared to Frontier, it is 60 horses and 160 lb-ft more. The damage will be less with a new V-6 engine for Frontier.
2019 Nissan Navara borrows a V-6 petrol engine from Frontier
On the other hand, the 2019 Nissan Navara delivers less power and torque than the Frontier with the V-6 drivetrain. A 4.0-liter engine is good for 260 hp and 280 lb-ft. This unit could find its way to the new Navara truck in Europe and Australia. However, it is a big fuel consumer.
2019 Nissan Navara transmission
The base 2019 Nissan Navara will use a manual transmission. This gearbox will send power to the 4×2 drive system. It is a six-speed shifter, whose alternative is a seven-speed automatic. Also, both gearboxes can send energy to all wheels. Navara will get better traction and balance for an off-road drive.
2019 Nissan Navara competition
Trucks are not so popular outside the US like in North America. However, the competition is not easy as well. The main rival to 2019 Nissan Navara will be Isuzu D-Max. Also, other companies have their specific models for particular parts of the world. VW Amarok is one of these. In South America, Fiat Fullback is taking a big part of the market. In Australia, Chevrolet’s division is called Holden, and Colorado is representative. Of course, we didn’t forget Ford Ranger, which is still untouchable here.
2019 Nissan Navara facelift
The 2019 Nissan Navara will keep its familiar look and shape. Trim levels as well. So, it seems like nothing is so interesting on the new truck. But, true fans will spot few differences compared to its predecessor. Refresh of the front fascia and accessories will do the job.
Dual-cab version will offer more space than other cab configurations. So, if there is something that cannot fit the box, then you can throw it in the cabin. Interior is very functional, with plenty of features. Leather seats are optional again. It will add a dose of luxury to this truck. Touchscreen displays are 5 to 7 inches, depending on the trim level. Also, lower trims will be more functional, while upper-end models get premium equipment.
2019 Nissan Navara price
The 2019 Nissan Navara is going to be very affordable. Compared to its US siblings, cost of under $20,000 is a good price. Even the Frontier is around $20,000. However, even the Navara has plenty of options to boost the price over $40,000, or 55,000 AUD. Nissan will offer over 50 configurations of this truck, so there will be a model for everyone.