A more powerful Nissan Navara might come to challenge the Ford Ranger Raptor

Feb 23, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
Nissan is seriously taking this into consideration.

The launch of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 has greatly stirred up the pickup world. Not only car enthusiasts but also car manufacturers are excited about off-road oriented pickups, including Renault-Nissan. Most recently, the company has suggested that a high-powered Nissan Navara would likely be a fierce contender of the Ranger Raptor in the near future.

Nissan Navara going off-road

Not only car enthusiasts but also car manufacturers are excited about off-road oriented pickups, including Renault-Nissan

Although the project of making a more-powerful Navara has yet to be formally confirmed, with the Navara sharing platform with the Mercedes-Benz X-Class, there is a strong possibility that the new Navara would borrow the 3.0L turbo diesel V6 engine of the luxury pickup for a better performance.

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Nissan Navara angular front

There is a strong possibility that the new Navara would be motivated by a 3.0L turbo diesel V6 engine

According to latest car news from Renault-Nissan, its light commercial vehicle boss – Ashwani Gupta says that in a few days during the Nissan Series 3 D23 Navara’s launch in Australia, he will impose his idea of a more potent Navara. He also adds that if previously, a Ranger Raptor rival is not the company’s priority, today, “this is an opportunity we would like to study."

Nissan Navara side view

To keep pace with the current Ford Ranger Raptor, the Navara definitely needs a lot of modifications

To keep pace with the current Ford Ranger Raptor, the Navara definitely needs a lot of modifications. Considering that the Raptor packs a 2.0L turbo diesel engine with 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque and features massive off-road tires, Fox shocks as well as a 10-speed automatic transmission, the rugged Nissan Navara should be given more. As noted above, a 3.0L V6 diesel unit of the X-Class would be a suitable alternative to the existing 188-hp 2.3L engine.

"We have every technology to do that. The question is we study and if it makes sense for the customer and the business we will do it," said Ashwani Gupta.

Nissan Navara 2018 price in the Philippines
Model Price
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL AT P1,566,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL MT P1,495,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 EL P1,322,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL AT Calibre P1,171,000 
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre MT P1,095,000 
Nissan Navara 4x2 MT Calibre  P1,002,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 MT P961,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL Sport Edition AT P1,686,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre Sport Edition AT  P1,229,000
Nissan Navara 4x4 VL Sport Edition MT P1,615,000
Nissan Navara 4x2 EL Calibre Sport Edition MT  P1,300,000

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