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Nissan Australia introduces a Navara to rival the Raptor

10 October 2019

Nissan Australia has obviously kept a close eye on the Ford Ranger Raptor’s success, because it recently introduced a direct rival.

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It’s called the N-Trek Warrior and it’s based on the 4×4 double cab 2.3-litre model.

For help, Nissan turned to Premcar, which is a team of Australian engineers that specialise in this sort of thing.

The result is a bakkie with an upgraded suspension, bigger off-road tyres and an additional 40mm of ground clearance.

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Nissan claims the uprated springs and dampers have had no effect on the Navara’s ride quality, but has given it the ability to be worked harder on a gravel road.

To ensure the bigger tyres don’t scrape, the fenders were modified.

In addition to all of this, the Warrior also comes with stainless-steel underbody protection, LED bar and 17-inch alloys.

The engine remains unchanged, with 140kW and 450Nm available. Customers can, however, choose between a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic.