Nissan Navara N-Guard review

The Nissan Navara N-Guard is the new special edition pickup truck from Nissan, offering an enhanced styling pack and a couple of extra features above standard spec models. Priced at £28,075 plus VAT for the manual and £29,525 plus VAT for the automatic, the Nissan Navara N-Guard is just £1,500 more than the top-of-the-range Tekna model.

Nissan Navara N-Guard styling pack

Nissan Navara N-Guard

Nissan Navara N-Guard

The N-Guard is based on the Tekna and, as such, benefits from a fairly high level of speicifcation anyway although the front grille, fog lamp surrounds, mirror covers, door handles and rear bumper are all finished in black.

Matching side steps and roof rails have been added, along with unique black 18-inch alloy wheels. The interior of the headlamps has been darkened, and a sunroof with tinted glass is standard.

The N-Guard in one of three exterior colours – Twilight Grey, Metallic Black and Storm White – and the makeover is completed with unique decals at the base of the front doors, extending on to the load bed behind the rear wheel.

Nissan Navara N-Guard specification

Inside, the themes of refinement and sophistication continue with restyled leather and cloth seats. The base and back inserts have been upgraded with a smart new dark grey and yellow design, complemented by yellow double stitching. This feature is replicated on the door trim and on the new signature floor mats, which feature a geometric design to match the exterior decals.

Other standard features inherited from the Tekna base vehicle include:

  • Fully-adjustable heated leather seats
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise-control with speed limiter
  • Reversing camera with sensors
  • Seven-inch touchscreen display with steering-mounted controls and Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity
  • Around-view monitor

In addition, headlamp washers are fitted as standard equipment which are currently not even available as an option. The one item still on the options list is a rear differential locker to provide enhanced traction on every type of surface.

On the road

The Navara is powered by a 2.3-litre (188hp/450Nm) and will complete the 0 to 62mph sprint in less than 11 seconds. The Navara is undeniably one of the more refined pickups on the road with less road noise than that of its rivals, while the independent rear coil suspension negotiates the bumps and divots of the road a lot better. The Navara’s steering is direct, although it does generate a bit of body roll going into the corners.

Nissan Navara N-Guard review

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