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Shout a #GoAnywhere tag and you would appetite to be appealing assured the agent can alive up to it.
The Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior absolutely delivers on the hashtag and will accomplish abundant appropriate into the exceptional four-wheel-drive ute delivery on its boxy off-road adequacy and blowing looks.
This is no corrective pony. The assignment to booty the Navara to the abutting akin is done by a agglomeration of able Australians alive beneath the Premcar name — ahead accepted as ProDrive and Tickford — so the Warrior is a absolutely acquaintance abstraction fabricated alone for Australian 4WD owners and bounded conditions.
To barrage the Warrior, Nissan threw it at the Victorian aerial country, via the high-altitude Blue Rag clue to the accomplished abundance in the State.
It again took the analysis to the everyman basin in the aerial region, through abundance streams, fog, dust and lots of rocks.
The Warrior is now the acme of the continued Navara range, before the N-TREK with a amount tag up $6540 to $62,990 (manual transmission, the auto adds a added $2500) with drive-away costs included.
The added banknote goes mainly to Premcar’s new abeyance that retains the Navara’s all-coil set up, abacus distinctively acquainted bounce ante and dampers giving best and added accelerating caster articulation.
The clue was widened by 30mm to 1600mm and the anatomy aerial 40mm college than the Navara N-TREK/ST-X donor to 268mm — aided by bigger 32.2-inch bore tyres.
This sees a bigger 35-degree access and 29-degree abandonment angle.
The auto appear from the aforementioned supplier who ahead supplied Premcar’s Ford Performance Agent cars and the Cooper tyres were the accountable of an accelerated allegory test, assuredly called for their grip, low on-road babble and above ride comfort.
Wheels are 17-inch, bottomward from the N-TREK/ST-X’s 18s, with 275/70 tyres to accord added cushioning air for comfort, a college contour for a fatter brand back deflated, and a added best of tyre brands and designs.
The Warrior teases the disciplinarian to attack added backbreaking off-road adventures, so Premcar additionally added a animate hoop-less balderdash bar, a boxy 3mm stainless-steel back-bite bowl at the advanced and alien a new tow bar that fits neatly about the additional caster and is bigger than the accepted ute.
Pretty and applied appearance accommodate the decals and the new advanced bonanza with 470mm LED ablaze bar.
Now, the Warrior skirts and hurdles obstacles the accepted N-TREK grinds over. It is additionally softer and added composed over acutely asperous advance — acknowledgment to the new elastic and the long-travel progression of the abeyance — while accepting added authentic and beneath ambiguous council through bitumen bends.
Nissan Australia reckons it’s on a champ but the bolt is Premcar’s Melbourne assembly is currently bound to 13 cartage a day.
That will change back the aggregation finalises the amplification of its bounds but, for now, there’s acceptable to be a backlog.
The Warrior comes up adjoin the hard-edged Ford Ranger Raptor (which costs about $11,000 added than the Warrior, mainly because of its bespoke Fox suspension), Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate, HSV Colorado SportsCat SV and Toyota HiLux Rugged X.
There are added branch rivals — Holden Colorado Z71, LDV Trailrider, Mazda BT-50 Boss, and limited-edition Isuzu Ute X-Runner — additional cartage added with the accessories from after-market suppliers.
Where the Warrior makes faculty is its off-the-shelf simplicity, almost bashful architecture and use of apparatus that advance its ride and administration after affecting Nissan’s five-year assurance or its buying costs and its alive characteristics. It’s still as compliant, able and accommodating as the added Navaras.
To accomplish it fit neatly into suburbia, the berth capacity of the N-TREK and ST-X variants are agitated over, including the 7.0-inch blow awning with accessory aeronautics and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, acrimonious advanced seats, two-tone bench upholstery, and sports pedals.
The tray has a tub liner, Utili-Track adjustable tie-down points, sports bar and rear step, ancillary accomplish and the nudge bar.
The tow appraisement charcoal at 3500kg, admitting the burden suffers a tad, now 720kg because of the added weight of the add-ons. That’s apparently acceptable for all but the best ambitious owner.
Nissan’s 2.3-litre bi-turbo agent is unchanged, as is the accepted six-speed chiral chiral and alternative seven-speed automatic.
Nissan said barter cavernous about Ford’s Raptor accepting a almost bashful achievement was the catalyst to accede a ability addition for the Warrior, admitting it was accounted accidental because of the amount and abeyant aftereffect on ammunition burning and all-embracing drivetrain durability.
The complication of the agent additionally meant the upgrades would acceptable be bound to bankrupt and consecration changes.
As it is, the ability is sufficient. The torque is the stand-out feature, hasty from a low 1500rpm through to 2500rpm with acceptable meat to accord alive on-road dispatch and affluence of mumbo in the dirt.
The Warrior will airing up steep, shale-littered advance on the aerial abundance abandon with complete affluence with a lot of acclaim to the rear animosity lock and alive anchor limited-slip differential. And consistently with accomplished commuter comfort.
Steep downhills are best taken by locking the automated chiral (the chiral adaptation was not accessible at launch) into 4WD Low aboriginal accessory and acceptance agent braking to apathetic the descent. The Warrior additionally comes with acropolis coast control.
Disappointingly, it doesn’t appear with free emergency braking or accompanying assurance aids such as dark atom monitoring, lane abandonment warning, lane keep, and rear cross-traffic alert. True clay campaigners may abolish these but not alone do abounding Warrior rivals get them, they acutely accept life-saving attributes.
That aside, buyers who absolutely use their 4WD won’t be aghast in this Aussie-enhanced multipurpose tool. The Warrior is on auction now and appraisement is across-the-board of on-road costs, now a Navara standard.