Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 2020 update

  • All-terrain pickup gains new aluminium underbody protection
  • Change of tyres improves economy and emissions
  • Same uprated suspension and bodywork as before

There’s a new version of the Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 for 2020 – and it not only benefits from the latest Navara pickup range updates, this revised model is tougher than before, too.

An official Nissan product, developed in partnership with Icelandic off-road specialists Arctic Trucks, the latest AT32 is based on the Navara N-Guard trim level, and will be available to buy at Nissan dealers from February 2020.

What’s different about the 2020 Nissan Navava AT32?

As well as getting the same range of engine and gearbox updates as the rest of the Navara line-up – which was overhauled in mid-2019 – the 2020 Off-Roader AT32 now features underbody protection panels upgraded to a new ‘lightweight aluminium material’ for better protection.

Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 2020 - side view, white, with optional snorkel air intake

It also comes with new 31.6-inch Nokian tyres, which are said to deliver better fuel economy and emissions while also improving on-road handling. This has been achieved ‘without compromising its off-road ability,’ according to Nissan.

The satin black alloy wheels these tyres are wrapped around have dual valves, for faster – and apparently more accurate – adjustment of tyre pressures when moving between terrains. Some off-road driving is best done with reduced pressure for safety and grip.

As before, the AT32 has wide wheelarch extensions and raised suspension for increased all-terrain capability; as with the newest Isuzu D-Max AT35, the suspension is made by German high-performance specialists Bilstein.

What if I want an even more extreme Narava?

Nissan doesn’t offer an AT35 model like Isuzu and Toyota – which would involve even larger tyres and bigger bodywork – but you can enhance the Off-Roader AT32 with some functional extras.

Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 2020 - side view, white, mountains

These include the snorkel air intake pictured here, which increases wading depth to 800mm, and an electronic front differential lock for increased traction on slippery surfaces.

Any other interesting items of kit?

Being based on the N-Guard means the AT32 also includes a 360-degree camera system (the Intelligent Around View Monitor), autonomous emergency braking, hill-start assist and hill-descent control.

Power comes from Nissan’s 190hp twin-turbo 2.3-litre engine, which is now fully compliant with the latest Euro 6.2 emissions regulations.

How much does the Navara AT32 cost?

Pricing info won’t be released until February 2020, when the Off-Roader goes on sale. But don’t expect any change from £40k.

Also read:

>> Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 review (2018 model)

>> Nissan Navara full review

>> 2020 Isuzu D-Max AT35 full details