As it is, the Navara is already a great truck. It looks good, packs a powerful engine, and is the only one in its class to offer a multilink suspension for car-like handling and comfort. But Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) knew they could make it better so they built this, the Navara Sport Edition.
“Tough. Smart. Sharp.” is what the call it where the word ‘Sharp’ differentiates it from a standard Navara.
The aesthetic upgrades start on the front end with a unique honeycomb grille, new front skirts, and fog lamps wrapped in a dark chrome finish. It also gets a side step, for easier ingress/egress, and a dark chrome finish for the rear bumper. The redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels and under rail bed liner are also nice and functional add-ons. But we guess that the the sport roll bar, with its LED lamp, is the most striking trait of the Sport Edition.
There are also some sharp upgrades for the bits on the interior. The steering wheel, shift knob, armrest, and door trims are now all leather-wrapped. Of course, it still has the ultra-comfortable Zero-Gravity seats for both the driver and passenger as well as Nissan’s famed A/C system with rear vents.
If you’re wondering whether the Navara Sport Edition has any mechanical upgrades, well we’re sorry to disappoint. But if you think about it, there’s really nothing to fix with the standard Navara. After all, it did win the 2015 Truck of the Year Philippines from the Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI).
Nissan is now selling the Navara Sport Edition and is offering it in 2 variants. The 2.5L 4×2 EL 7AT Calibre sells for P1,275,000 while the top-of-the-line 2.5L 4×4 VL 7AT that comes equipped with more toys is listed at P1,656,000. That’s around P100,000 more than their respective standard counterparts, but it’s worth the extra cash considering how much more you’ll get.
The only catch is it’s only available in 2 shades: Riptide Blue or Aspen White.
Inquire, book a test drive, or buy the Nissan Navara Sport Edition through AutoDeal.com.ph.