Published on June 21st, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior Is Nearing Launch In Australia
By the looks of it, the Warrior can definitely bring the fight to the Ranger Raptor
Nissan is putting the finishing touches on the Navara PRO-4X Warrior, a more rugged version of the pickup truck that is developed in collaboration with Australia’s renowned automotive engineering company, Premcar.
The accompanying press release doesn’t reveal much about the flagship model, except that it is built to tackle the on- and off-road conditions in the country. Comfort or practicality will not be sacrificed, as a similar level of equipment level will be carried over from the PRO-4X to the Warrior.
Nissan Australian Managing Director, Stephen Lester said the PRO-4X Warrior will continue to build on the legacy of the Navara N-TREK Warrior, which was launched two years ago.
Meanwhile, Premcar Engineering Director, Bernie Quinn said the company aims to create the toughest and most capable Navara in the world by combining the existing improvements in the Navara PRO-4X with its in-house engineering expertise.
At the moment, the Navara PRO-4X Warrior looks to be an exclusive model for Down Under. However, should Nissan decide to offer it globally, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) might want to consider bringing it here, seeing how well the Ford Ranger Raptor has been received by the Malaysian pickup truck enthusiasts.
A new Warrior is coming soon, with final testing now almost complete on what promises to be the world’s toughest Navara.
The new and exclusive flagship model in the Navara range will be based on the rugged PRO-4X, with that vehicle’s impressive capability further enhanced by the team at Premcar, one of Australia’s leading automotive engineering and manufacturing companies.
Premcar is Nissan’s core partner for its broader Warrior program, with vehicles re-engineered in Victoria to create new and exciting flagship models that are tailor-made for Australia.
Reflective of the work of both Nissan and Premcar, the new model will be called the Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar, with the halo model having been re-engineered in Victoria.
“Nissan chose Premcar as its core partner to produce the first Navara N-TREK Warrior in 2019, a vehicle we believe set a new benchmark for locally developed dual-cab utes in Australia, and the first of what will soon be several exciting new Warrior models in our line-up,” says Nissan Australian Managing Director, Stephen Lester.
“Australia’s unique landscape is both rugged and exhilarating, and the Warrior program is designed to deliver vehicles that share those attributes, without sacrificing safety, technology or on-road comfort.
“The Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will continue to build on that legacy, and we can’t wait for our customers to experience it for themselves.”
Drawing on its decades-long history at the forefront of vehicle performance in Australia, the Navara Warrior program is now home to 35 of Premcar’s engineers, manufacturing experts and executives, all of whom approached the new PRO-4X with a single goal: to develop a dual-cab ute perfectly suited to Australian conditions both on- and off-road, without sacrificing comfort or practicality.
“We’re taking all the key improvements made by Nissan on the Navara PRO-4X, like its impressive NVH levels, steering quality, extensive safety equipment and core dual-cab functionality, and we’re overlaying those updates with our own in-house engineering expertise to create the toughest and most capable Navara in the world,” says Premcar Engineering Director, Bernie Quinn.
“We’ve taken everything we learned on the first Warrior, and the feedback we’ve received from customers and the media, to create a tough, capable, and refined vehicle that we think will be unrivalled in the dual-cab ute market in this country.
“It doesn’t just look the part. The Warrior is the real deal.
“Australia is a vast and truly unique place, and so the Warrior’s extensive engineering and testing program was designed to make sure it hits every requirement the Aussie ute owner has.
“That testing is now nearly complete, and that means a new Warrior is coming soon.”
Both capability and comfort will be at the core of the new Warrior, with the locally-developed model adopting the extensive equipment list of the Navara PRO-4X, including a new 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist instrument cluster display, a high-contrast 8.0-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity and a leather-accented interior.
Premcar’s engineering upgrades also pair with the Navara’s impressive safety equipment, including seven airbags, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking.
The Nissan Navara N-TREK Warrior set a high bar in 2019, and the 2021 Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar is sure to further the Warrior legend in Australia.