THE 12th generation Nissan Navara has been revealed.
And scheduled to arrive here early next year, it can't come soon enough.
It will replace the decade-old D40 which we first saw back in 2004 and the 17-year-old D22, which is currently Nissan's lowest priced ute, starting from at $24,490 for the DX single cab chassis.
The design team focused on delivering a sportier and more emotional expression on the Navara. The view from the side is marked by the smooth silhouette thanks to the high beltline and blacked B-pillar.
Nissan says the door section with dynamic convex and concave surface boldly "expresses its energetic and dependable appearance along with the massively sculpted fenders". Nissan's signature 'V-motion' motif flows from the grille and into the hood through to the front fender, giving a smooth and dynamic character line.
"Since we built our first pick-up in 1933, over 14 million customers around the globe have come to depend on a Nissan pick-up to transport their families, work-mates and cargo, sometimes in the toughest of circumstances," said Nissan's chief planning officer Andy Palmer.
"Nissan pick-ups are often the lifeblood of their communities, and they need a broader range of abilities than almost any other vehicle. Engineering a good one isn't easy, but with the NP300 Navara, we've added to our accumulated 80 years of pick-up know-how, more comfort, convenience and SUV-inspired features, in-order to build a great one.
"The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara sets new benchmarks for performance, toughness, versatility and running costs; all the qualities that are critical for pickup users."