Nissan Navara (D23) almost sold out in Malaysia, new 2021 model to launch soon

Sanjay · Jan 27, 2021 04:00 PM

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The pick-up truck battle rages on with the introduction of the facelifted 2021 Nissan Navara in November 2020. The outgoing D23-generation Navara is almost sold out in Malaysia, and the new 2021 model is expected to be launched here soon.

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The Navara currently on sale in Malaysia

Sources close to the matter at hand have informed WapCar.my that stocks of the current-gen Navara here are almost sold out, which is an indication that the refreshed version is coming.

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The facelifted Navara

The current-gen Navara is currently the oldest model in the segment, being launched in 2015. In contrast, its nearest rivals were all recently refreshed: the Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Triton were updated in 2019, while the Toyota Hilux got a new engine among other things last year.

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Don't forget too that we're bound to see more competitors this year in the form of the Mazda BT-50 and the facelifted Ford Ranger.

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When the new Navara will be introduced here however is a little tricky to estimate. With Covid-19 and the resultant movement control orders (MCO) wreaking havoc in Malaysia’s automotive industry, there is no definite launch timeline given yet - all we know is that it’s happening this year. 

2021 Nissan Navara facelift specs

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The facelifted Navara sports a completely redesigned exterior, with higher-end variants getting LED headlights flanking the brand’s signature V-Motion front fascia.

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Along the side are new wheels, and capping off the visual flair are LED tail lights (on selected variants only) that comes with new signature patterns.

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Inside, the new Navara gets the Nissan family steering wheel as seen in the Nissan X-Trail facelift and the all-new Nissan Almera.

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Creature comforts include Zero Gravity front seats (a feature we love in the Almera) and a 7-inch digital display sitting between the instrument gauges.

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On the Thai-spec Navara, buyers will get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, blaring music through a 6-speaker setup.

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Meanwhile, comfort should be improved a bit more as Nissan has fitted more sound deadening materials to complement the noise-reducing acoustic glass used for the windshield and front windows.

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In Thailand, the facelifted Navara keeps the 2.3-litre twin-turbocharged engine (190 PS/450 Nm), paired to a 7-speed automatic transmission. However, it remains to be seen whether this engine will replace the 2.5-litre units (also 190 PS/450 Nm) currently employed in the Malaysian-spec car.

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Safety wise, the Thai-spec Navara is equipped with a healthy suite of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), encompassing these features:

  • Intelligent Around View Monitor (IAVM) with Off-Road Monitor (360-degree cam)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Intelligent Lane Intervention (ILI)
  • Blind Spot Warning (BSW)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)

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Still - note that all specs here reflect those on the Thai-spec car, and specifications may differ when the Navara makes it to Malaysia. Watch this space!

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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