Significant update for 2017 Nissan Navara

Nissan drops the ‘NP 300’ and improves rear suspension…

The Nissan Navara NP 300 is no more – Nissan today confirming that from now on the ute will just be known as the Nissan Navara.

That’s a good move, we always thought it was unnecessary and only managed to complicate the Navara message.

Another good move has been a rethink of the Nissan Navara rear suspension and that’s sure to be welcomed by prospective buyers.

Considered to be the Navara’s ‘Achilles-heal’, the updated 2017 Nissan Navara welcomes revised shock absorbers all-round and revised rear rebound dampers.

The rear suspension retune comes to Navara utes with the coil-spring rear suspension.

Nissan tell us these changes bring a more refined ride and handling with improved lateral stability, especially when carrying a load in the cargo area or towing.

While other changes in the Series Two Nissan Navara include:

  • Sunroof now optional on Navara ST-X
  • Sat-nav standard on Navara ST (dual-cab)
  • Auto transmission now available on Dual Cab RX Cab Chassis
  • Vinyl flooring replaces carpet
  • Deletion of rear fold-out cup holders in dual-cab variants

And another change is a new ‘SL’ model grade that sits between the ST and RX grades.

The new variant brings features above the RX including:

  • 140kW/450Nm twin-turbo diesel engine
  • Wide body and wide steel wheels (225/70R16 7J tyres)
  • Reverse camera
  • LED headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • Interior vinyl floor

Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery says the updated Navara is ready to take the fight up to the competition.

“The Navara Series 2 offers an even more compelling mix of the features Australian one-tonne ute buyers are seeking.”

Pricing for the 2017 Nissan Navara Series Two remain fairly steady, though some variants come with a $1,000 price increase.

The range still kicks off from $25,990 and you can stay up to date with the latest Nissan Navara News here.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director.Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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