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Published on August 6th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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In a Year, Nissan Navara Prices Rose 3 Times in Australia

The Nissan Navara is a popular option for buyers in Malaysia as well as in other markets. Both in Malaysia and in Australia, it’s one of the cheaper pick-ups out there, but it looks like things are changing down under. Within the last twelve months, the price of the Nissan Navara has increased not once, not twice, but three times! Despite these price hikes, it’s still

The latest price hike sees the final selling price of nearly all Navara variants increasing by AUD $300, or about RM900. That’s about a 1% increase in price, but when you consider the other recent price increases, it’s sort of adding up for buyers there. The Nissan Navara now costs between $27,150 (RM81,924) and $66,290 (RM200,027). In Malaysia, the Navara costs between RM85,639 and RM129,888. Do note that the trim and equipment levels are vastly different (we don’t have the N-Trek Warrior trim here yet), plus our pricing includes OTR costs and 10% sales tax.

The only variant of the Nissan Navara in Australia that escaped the price hike this time around was the 4X4 ST dual-cab variant with either manual or automatic gearboxes. In Australia, the Navara comes in a whole range of trim levels and configurations. Trim levels in ascending order are the RX, ST, ST-X, DX and the recently added N-Trek Warrior spec). Customers also get to choose if they want a single-cab or a double-cab, a lo-riding chassis or a hi-riding pick-up chassis, a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed conventional automatic one.

These are largely the same choices we get in the Malaysian Navara. One deviation (besides the N-Trek Warrior trim) is the engine. In Australia, a 2.3-litre 4-cylinder diesel is available whereas in Malaysia, we get the 2.5-litre 4-cylinder diesel only.

According to CarsGuide.com, a Nissan representative put the reason for the price hike on the currency exchange rate.

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About the Nissan Navara NP300

The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara sets a new benchmark in the one-tonne pick-up sector, combining the best of Nissan’s Crossover leadership with over 80 years of experience in designing and manufacturing robust and cleverly engineered pick-ups.

Improving refinement and delivering a Crossover-style driving experience was a key element of the NP300 Navara’s development. To help achieve this without compromising the vehicle’s acclaimed off-road ability, Nissan designed an all-new coil-spring five-link rear suspension system for the Double Cab model, providing significantly improved ride comfort and improved handling. As an additional benefit, it’s also 20kg lighter than the previous leaf spring layout.

The King Cab features a substantially updated version of the leaf spring design fitted to the previous generation model. Not only does the new under-slung leaf weigh 7kgs less than the previous over-slung design, it also gives the King Cab a 3.1 per cent improvement in rear wheel approach angle and delivers a reduction in road noise.

The new Nissan NP300 Navara’s revised rear suspension designs have also improved manoeuvrability. Thanks to a reduction in wheelbase of 50mm, the latest-generation model now has a turning circle of 12.4m.

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