NISSAN’S hardcore 4x4 stablemates the Pathfinder and Navara have been upgraded with the emphasis on quality and premium-class features.
There’s a fresh 2.5-litre dCi 190bhp diesel engine for improved power, electronic stability programme is now standard across the line-up and a new V6 oil-burner will be available in the autumn.
Pricing starts at £19,807 for the Navara Acenta King Cab, while the Navara Tekna - available only in Double Cab form - costs from £24,389 for the manual or £25,682 for automatic.
Extra standard features on the Navara Acenta include side and curtain airbags, front fog lights, new seat cloth and better cabin storage. On the Navara Tekna, pop-up headlight washers, speed limiter, power fold mirrors and MP3 AUX input all come as standard.
The Pathfinder Acenta 2.5 dCi 190 is priced at £28,495 and the fully equipped Tekna model is available with either a six-speed manual transmission for £31,595 or a five-speed automatic at £33,095.
Acenta kit includes a new centre console, lidded storage box and MP3 AUX input while Tekna adds Nissan Connect Premium HDD, a sat nav infotainment system with 7-inch colour touch screen, new 18-inch wheels, headlight washers and speed limiter.
The diesel engine in both Pathfinder and Navara produces 188bhp with peak torque of 450Nm, representing an 11 per cent improvement over the previous model.
Both models have better performance and fuel economy – the latter boosted from 28.8 to 33.2mpg, while CO2 is cut from 264 to 224g/km. The drop in CO2 emissions means that Pathfinder falls two tax bands.
A subtle reshaping has resulted in a new bonnet and grille, along with redesigned headlights, and two new body colours are available, Slate and, for the Navara only, Electric Blue.
Inside, enhanced styling embraces new designs, trim and fabrics for the door panels, centre console and seats and there’s a clearer new dashboard display too.