Top spec Nissan Navara N-Guard pickup gets even posher

  • New look for top-of-the-range Navara
  • Colour choices and cabin detailing added
  • Practical load bed changes
  • 2020 blue Nissan Navara N-Guard

    In a bid to become the ultimate lifestyle accessory, Nissan's range-topping pickup is getting even posher.

    The new Nissan Navarra N-Guard now comes with four colour choices, blue stitching for its leather seats, footwell lights, bespoke decals on the bodywork, and a load bed liner designed with the outdoorsy type of person in mind.

    How much does the Nissan Navara N-Guard cost?

    Starting from £30,775 (excluding VAT), it represents a price hike of £750 over the old-spec N-Guard. Isuzu's D-Max Blade starts from £28,809, while Mitsubishi's most expensive L200, called the Barbarian X, starts from £32,525. Full price of the N-Guard, including VAT, first registration fee, and VED amounts to £37,245. Monthly prices are yet to be announced.

    What equipment does it have?

    Nissan's double cab pickup now also comes with a spray-on liner for its load bed. This is essentially a skid-resistant surface that absorbs shocks and sounds, keeping your cargo in one place. Inside, it benefits from an 8-inch infotainment screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

    Like other Navaras, the N-Guard can tow up to 3,500 kg and carry over 1100 kg of cargo across a wide variety of terrain. It comes with the same engine as you'll find in other Navaras. It's a 190hp, twin turbo 2.3-litre diesel engine and is available with a choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmissions. Both manual and automatic versions come with part-time four-wheel drive system with a low-ratio box. Other kit includes autonomous emergency braking, 360-degree camera, and hill start assist.

    Production starts this month, and pickups will be available to order for customers from March.

    Why should you care?

    Nissan reckons this top-spec Navara can be 'a workhorse during the weekday, and a stylish companion in the evenings and on the weekend.'

    Previous versions of the N-Guard have proven popular with UK buyers, according to Nissan. And it makes complete sense to give the top-spec version a bit of a polish, considering the Navara recently benefited from an updated engine and suspension underneath.

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