Nissan Australia and its Melbourne-based engineering accomplice Premcar have introduced plans for an entry-level dual-cab modified to chop present Warrior Professional-4X flagship.
Named Navara Warrior SLThe revised dual-cab shall be based mostly on the entry-level SL trim, being fleet-friendly and redesigned by Premcar in Epping, Victoria to compete with comparable automobiles Ford Ranger FX4 Max and Mazda BT-50 Thunder.
A Warrior program extension was confirmed at a Nissan supplier occasion on Might 9, the place the corporate additionally stated The patrol warrior continues to be being studied and speak concerning the plan launching 4 vital new fashions within the second half of 2022.
Having undergone the identical native testing, tuning, and analysis because the flagship and the extra luxuriously geared up Professional-4X Warrior, the Navara SL Warrior is claimed to ship on- and off-road capabilities of Warrior on the “most accessible worth by far”.
Nissan this week launched an idea sketch that hints on the manufacturing course of Navara SL Warrior. Digital photographs present exterior enhancements comparable to flared wheel arches, arc-shaped metal bars and built-in flip indicators, chunky off-road tires, and Warrior decals.
It’s not clear but what particular enhancements we will count on to see on the Navara SL Warrior, however the flagship Professional-4X Warrior will get a stiffener that’s not suitable with the winch, fenders and underbody plating. The suspension is reworked with an upgraded 100kg general automobile weight (GVM) and wider monitor width, together with rather more.
Nissan stated extra particulars concerning the Navara SL Warrior shall be revealed nearer to the product’s launch date – a time Nissan is holding beneath wraps.
Regardless, the Warrior program is broader was effectively acquired by Nissan working overseas.
Nissan Australia CEO Adam Paterson stated: “I’m delighted to announce the enlargement of the Warrior programme, developed in partnership with Premcar, which has confirmed extraordinarily in style in Australia.
“With the Navara SL by Premcar, a brand new, extra accessible entry level joins the Warrior household, making certain much more prospects can expertise the world’s hardest Navara for themselves.”
Premcar is now out there produced greater than 1000 models of the second era Navara Professional-4X Warriorand has a present working charge of about 40 per week. This quantity will in fact skyrocket with the introduction of the SL base class.
Nissan’s devoted workforce consists of veterans from Holden and Ford. One, Mark Doody, has had an almost 40-year profession working for Jaguar, Porsche and GM and has been closely concerned within the VE Commodore.
The Navara was first constructed by Nissan as a Professional-4X in Thailand and shipped to Premcar in Epping, Victoria, the place it was upgraded to a Warrior.
The entry-level Navara SL Warrior and Motor Patrol Warrior may even be assembled by Premcar at its Epping facility.
Tasks Nissan and Premcar usually are not the one improvement and redesign facilities in Victoria.
Ford’s international Ranger improvement program is positioned right here, Walkinshaw’s Clayton Middle that re-design Ram 1500 and Chevy Silverado truck to the proper and Improve Volkswagen Amarok V6.
Moreover, Toyota Australia’s new ‘T-Con’ web site at its former Altona plant has produced hundreds of variations of the HiLux Rogue and Rugged X – at present working charge of 500 monthly.
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