2023 Nissan Navara SL Warrior: Entry mannequin detailed, priced
The promised, toughened-up Nissan Navara SL Warrior was revealed at the moment forward of its arrival in Australian showrooms in August.
It’s the second member of Nissan’s domestically developed Navara Warrior vary, coming in beneath the extra luxurious Professional-4X Warrior reviewed here.
Like its costlier massive brother, every Navara SL Warrior is kitted out with off-road equipment in Melbourne by Nissan’s engineering companion Premcar – which additionally performed a testing, tuning and localisation program earlier than the builds.
Premcar is at the moment operating a recruitment drive and including manufacturing shifts to match anticipated demand will increase.
The Navara SL Warrior prices $58,000 earlier than on-road prices with the bottom handbook gearbox, or $60,500 for the automated.
These costs are $10,090 cheaper than the Professional-4X Warrior, and $11,400 larger than every common Navara SL 4WD on which the Warrior relies.
In return for this outlay you get largely acquainted extras together with the next, all of that are examined and tuned as a holistic bundle and backed by Nissan’s common five-year guarantee – a key profit to those kind of OEM-sponsored packages designed to struggle the aftermarket.
- Winch-compatible hooped bullbar (Professional-4X has a hoopless bar)
- Built-in LED lightbar
- Branded underbody black bash plate
- 275/70 R17 Cooper Discoverer All Terrain AT3 tyres
- Suspension raise of 40mm
- Tow bar
- 100kg GVM improve
- New springs, dampers and jounce bumpers
- Fender flares and tub liner
- All-weather ground mats
The SL Warrior additionally affords as much as 1035kg payload, which is 74kg larger than the Professional-4X model. Each provide 3500kg braked towing capacities.
Unchanged is the 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel providing 140kW and 450Nm, mated to a part-time 4×4 system with low-range, and both six-speed handbook or seven-speed computerized transmissions.
Current customary options on the SL grade embody: an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, six-speaker sound system with USB-A and C connections, handbook air-conditioning, vinyl flooring, seven airbags, reverse digicam, and autonomous emergency braking.
The SL Warrior does lose some key options discovered within the Professional-4X Warrior after all, together with: leather-based seats, carpet flooring, dual-zone local weather management, keyless entry and begin, rain-sensing wipers, satellite tv for pc navigation, DAB+, a 360-degree digicam, rear sensors, LED daytime operating lights and headlights, privateness glass, facet steps, roof rails, and Utili-Monitor tub tie-down rails.
“We’re thrilled with the response to the Premcar Warrior program so far, and we wish as many individuals to expertise these made-for-Australia merchandise as attainable,” says Nissan Australia managing director Adam Paterson.
“With the brand new Navara SL Warrior by Premcar, a brand new and extra accessible entry level to the Warrior household has been developed, however one which’s no much less comfy on the street, and no much less succesful off it.
“The SL Warrior will add to Australian Navara gross sales, moderately than subtract from it, with Nissan Australia securing further items to satisfy demand. It’s additional proof of how extremely the Warrior program is regarded.”
The Warrior program extension was confirmed at a Nissan dealer event on Might 9, the place the corporate additionally stated the Patrol Warrior is still under study – however held again by provide constraints.
Premcar has now produced more than 1000 of the gen-two Navara Pro-4X Warrior, and has a present run price of round 40 per week. This determine will after all bounce with the introduction of the SL base grade.
Nissan shouldn’t be alone in providing an Australian-designed and engineered ute flagship right here.
Toyota finishes the HiLux Rogue and Rugged X (quickly to get replaced by a new ‘apex’ model) in Melbourne; Volkswagen Australia has a deal with Walkinshaw for Amaroks, and Mazda Australia sells the BT-50 Thunder.
In the meantime, Ford designed and engineered the Ranger in Australia for the world, and in addition affords locally-created ARB accessories for the vehicle at its dealers.