Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
5 minute read
24 Jun 2021
8:00 am

Off-Road: New Nissan Navara throws punch at Hilux and Ranger

Charl Bosch

Off-road comfort and failure to scratch impressed.

Capable of cresting the Hilux/Ranger wall?

A lot has been said and expected of the heavily updated Nissan Navara since the Japanese automaker announced local production at its Rosslyn plant outside Pretoria two years ago. While it is no secret that the current D23 has been a sales underachiever and nowhere as popular as its D40 predecessor, the first meeting with the locally assembled model last month served as the clearest indication yet that Nissan means business with the Yokohama based firm making no bones as to where the Navara should find itself; third on the bakkie podium behind the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Despite...