The SUV segment is among the fast growing ones in the automobile industry and entry of new players has actually intensified competition further. The Nissan has some interesting contenders in SUV crossover segment and it also has plans to expand existing product portfolio. The Nissan Navara pickup truck is quite popular and as per industry buzz, the Japanese origin company is bringing out an SUV modeled on it. As of now, a lot of it is in speculation stage but the possibility cannot be ruled out. The new model will come with name 2018 Nissan Navara SUV.
2018 Nissan Navara SUV – Stylish and Rugged:
The 2018 Nissan Navara SUV will be designed in a stylish and rugged manner. It will be sold as a replacement for the aging Nissan Patrol. The rear part of the SUV will be similar to that of Nissan Pathfinder. It is expected that the car will feature LED lights and distinctive Nissan grille at the front. Nissan may sell it in a few trims but the details are not clear yet. The overall look is quite boxy. Roof rails, a moonroof and side steps may be offered as standalone options.
It is expected that the 2018 SUV based on Navara pickup truck will have a well-designed cabin. From the picture of the test vehicle, it is clear that the cabin will be quite spacious. The dashboard section may look like that of Navara but the rear seat section will get some revamp. The SUV will have lots of legroom at rear seats. Even the cargo space will be huge. It is possible that Nissan will offer dual zone climate control and ambient lighting in the cabin. Options for keeping small items in a cabin will also be there.
Like existing Nissan SUV and crossover models, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Navara SUV will be rich in safety and amenities. You may expect safety features like airbags, stability control, rearview camera and traction control. Advanced safety features like blind spot monitor and lane keeps assist may be offered as options. As it is, Nissan SUVs and crossovers enjoy reasonably good safety ratings and this one is not going to be an exception to that trend.
The infotainment setup in the upcoming model is also expected to be top notch. NissanConnect entertainment system will be offered with Smartphone integration and Bluetooth support. Customizations for the music system and Web access will be there.
2018 Nissan Navara SUV – Powertrain:
As per the updates, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Navara SUV will have a powerful drive train. It is likely to be powered by a 2.3-liter diesel engine the same unit which is used in the truck. However, it may be tweaked for better output. This engine may be clubbed with a seven-speed auto or six-speed manual transmission. Another 2.5-liter gasoline unit may also be offered in some markets. It is not known whether the SUV will get specific driving modes and off-road specific features.
2018 Nissan Navara SUV – Price and Debut Date:
The 2018 Nissan Navara SUV may not be sold in all countries, as per the news. It may not be sold in North American states as Nissan officials have said. The pricing is not yet known but experts assume it could be in the range of $28,000. It will be priced a bit above Qashqai. It is likely that Nissan will offer additional packages with the model for customization lovers. The model will go on sale in 2017.
The upcoming 2018 Nissan Navara SUV based on the Navara pickup seems to be an interesting contender even though some details are still hazy. It will be pitted against rivals like the Chevrolet Trailblazer and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The SUV is a worthy replacement for the patrol which is rather aged by now. The styling seems rugged and muscular and the interior is also large. So, it may cater to a wide range of buyers. The upcoming SUV will also be equipped with latest entertainment and lots of safety features. The details of power train are unclear but Nissan will definitely use a powerful engine with advanced fuel-saving technology in it. With right pricing, the upcoming SUV can cannibalize the segment rivals.