Nissan Australia has confirmed the Navara N-Trek, a new variant that follows up previous special edition utes such as the SL-based Silverline and the ST Black Edition. However, this new addition to range will be a permanent fixture.
“A majority of ute buyers are prepared to invest in the look of their vehicle, to get the vehicle they really want,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester. “Our black editions have always been popular with buyers, the Navara N-TREK includes a wide variety of Nissan-approved parts and accessories that will set it apart compared to everything else in the range.”
Based on the Navara ST-X 4x4 Dual Cab, the N-Trek features a host of cosmetic upgrades - inside and out - that elevate its on-road presence and cabin experience over the previous top-spec variant, clearly meant to chip away the market dominance of Ford and Toyota.
Available in either Cosmic Black (+$595), Slate Grey, or White Diamond, the N-Trek starts at $56,450 for the 6-speed manual or $58,950 for the 7-speed automatic, excluding on-road costs. You'll notice a recurring colour here that will seem to define it over the vanilla ST-X:
- Black 18 inch alloy wheels
- Black fender flares
- Black alloy sportsbar
- Black lower body side decals – front and rear doors and rear tub
- Black LED headlamp bezels
- Black side steps with orange accent line
- Black lower front fascia with orange accent line
- Black rear vision mirror caps with orange accent line
- Black rear bumper
- Black front grille
- Black front fog lamp surround
- Black roof rails
- Black door handles
- N-TREK tailgate badge
Inside, the N-Trek also introduces some choice upgrades. In terms of visual enhancement, the leather accented seats now come with orange fabric inserts. Just as well, orange contrast stitching has been applied on the seats, steering wheel, and front door armrests. Meanwhile, the front seats are now heated and the driver is given adjustable power lumbar support.
There are no mechanical changes, as you might have expected, meaning drive comes from the same 2.3-litre four-cylinder turbodiesel that powers the rest of the Navara range. Here, it is offered in its more powerful 140kW/450Nm tune, and is endowed with a 3,500kg braked towing capacity.
As before, in-car infotainment is supplied by a centrally-mounted 8-inch touchscreen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. And thanks to seven airbags, reversing camera and sensors, 360-degree surround view camera, and Brake Assist, the N-Trek inherits the Navara’s 5-star ANCAP safety rating.