Nissan has revealed the toughest version of the Navara yet and it’s called the Off-Roader AT32.
As you might have guessed from the name, this particular bakkie is the result of a partnership between Nissan and Arctic Trucks.
It uses full underbody shielding which has been upgraded to lightweight aluminium material. The improved shape ensures more comprehensive protection of underbody components.
In addition, new 31.6-inch Nokian tyres have been fitted. Nissan claims this improves fuel economy and emissions, and enhances on-road handling without compromising its off-road ability. The special satin black alloy wheels are fitted with dual valves to allow the fast and accurate adjustment of tyre pressure when moving between different terrains.
Other key features include bespoke all-terrain wheel arch extensions and all-terrain optimised Bilstein performance suspension. The model is also finished off with special badging on the front wings, arch extensions, side steps, wheel centres, tailgate and mudguards, continued from the last updates.
For owners who need to venture even further off the beaten track, optional accessories include an electronic lock for the front differential to boost traction in extreme conditions. An air intake snorkel is also available, which increases the Navara’s maximum wading depth to a massive 800mm.
The Arctic Truck treatment has had no effect on Nissan’s safety kit. The advanced on-board technologies from the N-Guard model (available in Europe) on which it is based, including Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, Intelligent Emergency Braking and Intelligent Around View Monitor.
The Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 goes on sale in Europe in February.
It’s not yet clear whether a few of these might find their way to South Africa.