Testing nears completion on flagship Navara

Final testing on an exclusive model in the Nissan Navara range is close to being realised.

The rugged Navara PRO-4X Warrior will be re-engineered by Premcar, Nissan’s core partner for its broader Warrior program and for delivering exciting flagship models tailor-made for Australia.

Victorian automotive and manufacturing company Premcar, partnered with Nissan on the first Navara N-TREK Warrior in 2019.

According to Stephen Lester, Nissan Australian Managing Director it was a vehicle that set a new benchmark for locally developed dual-cab utes in Australia.

“The first of what will soon be several exciting new Warrior models in our line-up,” he said in a statement.

“Australia’s unique landscape is both rugged and exhilarating, and the Warrior program is designed to deliver vehicles that share those attributes, without sacrificing safety, technology or on-road comfort,” said Lester.

“The Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will continue to build on that legacy, and we can’t wait for our customers to experience it for themselves.”

Drawing on its decades-long history of vehicle performance in Australia, the Navara Warrior program is now home to 35 of Premcar’s engineers, manufacturing experts and executives, all of whom approached the new PRO-4X with a single goal: to develop a dual-cab ute perfectly suited to Australian conditions both on- and off-road, without sacrificing comfort or practicality.

“We’re taking all the key improvements made by Nissan on the Navara PRO-4X, like its impressive NVH levels, steering quality, extensive safety equipment and core dual-cab functionality, and we’re overlaying those updates with our own in-house engineering expertise to create the toughest and most capable Navara in the world,” said Premcar Engineering Director, Bernie Quinn.

“We’ve taken everything we learned on the first Warrior, and the feedback we’ve received from customers and the media, to create a tough, capable, and refined vehicle that we think will be unrivalled in the dual-cab ute market in this country,” he said.

“It doesn’t just look the part. The Warrior is the real deal.

“Australia is a vast and truly unique place, and so the Warrior’s extensive engineering and testing program was designed to make sure it hits every requirement the Aussie ute owner has.

“That testing is now nearly complete, and that means a new Warrior is coming soon.”

Both capability and comfort will be at the core of the new Warrior, with the locally-developed model adopting the extensive equipment list of the Navara PRO-4X, including a new 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist instrument cluster display, a high-contrast 8.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a leather-accented interior.

Premcar’s engineering upgrades also pair with the Navara’s impressive safety equipment, including seven airbags, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking.