Aussies are buying more utes than at any time – no good revelation there. On the other hand, whilst numerous may possibly however think of the humble twin-cab physique-on-body ute as remaining minor more than a sparsely equipped tradie chariot, the truth of the matter is that personal ute purchasers are transacting at any time greater sums to get the ute they want onto their driveway.
What is more, after reported ute is in their possession, they’re expending major on extras to make that car more able, adaptable, rugged, and theirs. Outdoors of business fleets, utes are acquiring the type of notice from their homeowners that would make a sportscar jealous.
And it is these recreational ute homeowners that are squarely in the sights of Nissan’s Navara Pro-4X Warrior.
Pursuing on from the Navara N-Trek Warrior that released in late 2019, the Pro-4X Warrior repeats a acquainted template but with a lot of revisions to increase even more off-street capacity – not to mention all of the other factory-issue updates that arrived with the Navara’s facelift at the commence of 2021.
Transformed domestically from typical Navara Pro-4Xs by Premcar in Melbourne, the Warrior cure is largely targeted in the wheel wells – bespoke suspension working with bigger-diameter Monroe shock absorbers, distinctive spring rates, a bit of suspension carry and a distinctive wheel and tyre package deal all add to offering the Warrior improved off-street qualifications, whilst meaty bolt-on fender flares, an intense metallic entrance bumper and an underbody bash guard increase both security and visual aggression, in equal evaluate.
Less than the bonnet, there is absolutely nothing new to report. The typical twin-turbo two.three-litre diesel Navara engine will get no tweaks from Premcar, meaning the typical 140kW and 450Nm outputs are all you get to play with.
On the other hand, in the earth of lower-variety mud-pluggin’ and rock-crawlin’, does that essentially issue? Also, at $67,490 as a manual or $sixty nine,990 for the auto (plus on-street charges), does it symbolize price relative to the typical $58,one hundred thirty/$sixty,630 Navara Pro-4X that it is centered on?
We went off the crushed route with the new Warrior in the Coffs Harbour hinterland to come across out.