2019 Nissan Navara N-Trek Review | carsales

2019 Nissan Navara N-Trek Review | carsales


The Series 4 Nissan Navara is now on sale
in Australia, this N-Trek model arriving as the new range topper
Building on the brand’s previous and very popular black editions, the N-Trek adds a
host of exterior details designed to ensure this dual cab ute stands out from the pack
While there’s no real engineering changes to the Series 4 Navara over last year’s
model, the N-Trek update ensures the Navara has more to interest to the lifestyle buyer The N-Trek is based on the top specification
Navara ST-X and adds new black alloy wheels, decals, fender flares, sportsbar, roof rails
and front and rear black design highlights. It also has flashed of orange detailing on
the side steps, lower front fascia and wing mirrors
And on the inside, the N-Trek adds additional features which catch it up to the competition. Front and centre is new infotainment system
featuring an 8-inch colour touchscreen that includes Apple CarPLay and Android Auto compatibility
and Satellite Navigation. The system is easy to use and the navigation
set up is very straightforward There’s also some other great details including
leather appointed seats with orange stitching which carries on the theme from the exterior
and heated seats. Also new is a power adjustable driver’s
seat with power lumbar Driving footage With the exception of those exterior and interior
highlights, not much has changed It’s still offers genuine off-road capability
and decent ground clearance And its still powered by 2.3-litre turbo-diesel
engine and is available with both a six-speed manual gearbox and the seven-speed automatic
transmission we’re sampling here. Ends, could do with a lot more sound deadening
Like a lot of dual cab utes, the rear end of the Navara would benefit from a load to
balance out its ride which takes a while to settle when cornering
Last year’s Navara ST Black Edition featured an off-road focused tyre which made it noisier
but the new N-Trek sees a return to a quieter Toyo tyre which improves the drive experience
Steering feel is quite light which makes the Navara feel less of a handful to drive than
some of its competitors One of the other great features that I like
is the 360 degree camera, it makes manoeuvring a dual cab ute so much easier
The Nissan Navara N-Trek has some great details which will see it appeal to lifestyle buyers
– and all those design highlights will set it apart in the Bunnings carpark
But it misses out on driver assistance technology and isn’t as refined as some of its competitors. With a price approaching $60,000 buyers may
well be looking for a bit more from their dual-cab ute.