More refreshments are coming our way, the 2023 Nissan Navara is almost ready. Navara is one of the top-selling pickups not just in recent years. Since its introduction in 1985, Navara has been one of the best-looking and performing trucks on the market. The new Navara did not only look good, but it also worked and performed quite well. It kept pace and often won against mighty manufacturers like Ford, GM, and Ram.
This Nissan midsize truck didn’t have the pedigree of a pickup but soon after Navara was released, Nissan was a name well known in the pickup game. This mid-size pickup is getting a much-needed refresh. After several years on the road, its styling is getting a bit outdated. The technology used is becoming obsolete. And the powertrains are improving at a fast pace and now there are excellent options to improve the 2023 Nissan Navara.
We are still uncertain what the extent of the announced changes is. But hopefully, Nissan pays attention to what its fans have been raving about. If they continue on the same path and keep their track record, they will manage to outperform their competitors with ease. Let us dig deeper into the review and see what is in store for us with the new 2023 Nissan Navara.
Nissan does need to up their game a bit when it comes to interior design. There are fine-looking cabins on the market and we all know how trucks are not just for work anymore. People tend to use them for their everyday agenda or simply prefer the overall style of a truck.
Anyway, you put it, the interior needs changing. Starting with the seats. They must not look like the racing ones and feel like ones. No one is going to buy a truck to race it, we think at least. Making them better cushioned and giving them lumbar support are needed. No one likes having a stiff back after a long drive. Making seats as comfortable as possible is a sure way to win the hearts of drivers.
Also if they are heated and ventilated that would help a lot. No one likes their back getting sweaty and sticking to the seat. The instrument panel could be more dashing. Now it is simply bland and doesn’t scream luxury. Giving it some chrome accents or perhaps even wooden details would do wonders for the 2023 Nissan Navara. Air vents look like they are 15 years old and need to be redesigned. There are a few buttons and knobs on the panel as well as the steering wheel. This means the minimalistic look is not predominant. Also having buttons on the steering wheel will keep the driver focused on what is in front.
This improves the safety aspect of the 2023 Nissan Navara. The dashboard is all digital and also helps safety since this way it is much easier to track everything. Adding a heads-up display would also help and is a nice step towards the future. There is an infotainment unit on the panel, hopefully, it is bigger than 10 inches. This would allow the back row of passengers to enjoy the fun as well. We are still uncertain which cabs will be available but we know they are all full of four doors.
There are cameras all around the truck so you can get out of tight spots with ease, it also makes parking seem like a breeze. We would definitely like to see more drivers and software added. Things like pedestrian detection, lane change alert, collision alert, and automatic brakes are literal lifesavers. Nissan has their own driver aid artificial intelligence and hopefully, we find an even more improved version in the 2023 Nissan Navara.
Hands-free driving is all the rage nowadays and hopefully, Nissan delivers on buyers’ wishes. We already saw GM and Ford implement their SuperCruise and BlueCruise. These systems allow drivers to unwind behind the wheel, but not sleep. They can take you down 200000 miles of pre-mapped interstate road. But still, you have to keep an eye out on the road ahead. It is better to be safe than sorry. Adding ambient lighting is also another way of improving luxury in the cabin.
On the outside, not much is changing. The body dimensions and the overall look are kept the same. Wheels are 19 inches with the option of getting bigger with different trims. Bumpers are somewhat implemented into the body and not too prominent which gives the truck a sleek look.
The brand new 2023 Nissan Navara has a lightweight mesh at the front to let air under the hood. The cargo bed is still 5.5 feet with a brand new tailgate that has many options
2023 Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior
The Warrior is coming to Australia only. It is developed by Premcar and it is an off-roading beast, and looks much more aggressive than the regular Navara. With bigger bumpers and beefier tires it has skied for cargo on top of the truck. The headlight design is changed as well and there are 2 tiers of lights.
Ride height is also increased in order to get ground clearance and don’t get stranded. Direct competition would be the Ford Ranger of course. Not a lot is known at this point but we are eagerly waiting for more news to surface about this version of the 2023 Nissan Navara.
This render photo of the 2024 Navara Warrior is taken from the Car Expert website.
2023 Nissan Navara Engine Specs
There is a 2.3 liter turbodiesel engine that will be used. It can give 160 horsepower. Buyers can opt for a stronger version with 190 horsepower.
Some regions will be able to get 2.5 four cylinder 150 horsepower gas guzzling engine as well. Navara comes with either 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
All-electric Navara is on the table but no official confirmation as of yet.
Price and Release Date
Starting price would be around $29.000 for the basic package, Pro-4X Warrior would be much more than that we speculate.
Expect to see Navara on the road sometime late 2022.