Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
1 Jun 2021
9:29 am

Intentions clear: New Nissan Navara ready for Hilux and Ranger

Charl Bosch

Improvements to the ride, suspension and chassis a huge leap over the "current" model.

Infused with styling from the North American Titan, the new Nissan Navara now more than ever looks the tough bakkie part.

When it comes to South Africa’s bakkie market, the general consensus is that the Nissan Navara has been something of an underachiever compared to its Japanese rivals, the Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max, as well as the Ford Ranger. Fighting back Whereas the previous D40 generation proved immensely popular, the current D23 has struggled to achieve the same level of success, not helped in part by it arriving in 2017 after having been unveiled internationally three years before. The use of a coil spring rear suspension instead of traditional leaf springs also didn’t help and with Nissan continuing to manufacture...