Navara with Altitude
Updates have enhanced Nissan’s dual cab, writes Bruce McMahon
MAYBE fashionistas have always been right — the colour black makes things look slimmer. Because the Altitude Blue Navara out the front looks much bigger and bolder than my family’s old black dual-cab D40.
Sure, this upgraded version is a little longer in the nose. A revised grille and front bumper have added 80mm to the length.
Sure, these ST-X versions now sit on 17-inch wheels and have more power and torque from the diesel.
But these things do not increase bulk that much. Maybe it’s because the new one is clean, unscratched and a handsome blue.
Anyway, there haven’t been wholesale changes with the top-of-the-tree Navara D40.
But there are worthwhile changes, from smarter dashboard details to the addition of electronic traction and stability control as well as engine tweaks for the 2.5 litre diesel.
The Nissan Navara is a popular dual-purpose machine. The one at home has been used for tours in the Outback as well as a bit of farm