How did Nissan manage to increase the 2021 Navara's payload capacity? 

Updated Mar 22, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive FYIs

The Navara just got more versatile. 

The 2021 Nissan Navara is now available in the Philippines. It comes with a lot of improvements, the most obvious of which is the more aggressive front fascia. The Navara also gets a new steering wheel and the addition of numerous safety features. This facelifted model however, goes beyond those as Nissan has provided it a way to carry more weight.  

A picture of the 2021 Navara PRO-4X at Paoay Sand Dunes

The 2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X variant

So how did the Japanese carmaker do that? Well, other than improving the chassis and its suspension mounting points, Nissan also gave the Navara’s rear suspension system a set of dual rate coil springs.  

For those unaware, dual rate coil springs are designed to provide riding comfort while providing the capability to carry heavier loads. To do this, it uses a primary spring with a softer initial rate, and a second stiffer spring. Whenever the truck is loaded to, or near its maximum capacity, the said springs hit a transition point where it shifts to use the secondary heavy-duty springs.  

At the most, the 2021 Navara can carry up to 1,043 kg (Navara VE AT). The top-of-the-line PRO-4X variant on the other hand can carry up to 1,017 kg, while the luxurious and classy-looking VL 4x4 AT can carry up to 1,016 kg. 

A picture of the Navara's bed with the tailgate open

Besides having more payload capacity, Nissan also added tie points to the bed of the 2021 Navara

With the addition of the dual rate coil springs, the default stance of the 2021 Navara has a raised rear end. Whenever one loads it up to capacity though, the rear portion of the truck lowers down to the level of the rest of the truck. To sum it up, the dual rate coil springs not only improves payload capacity, but also improves the look of the truck when viewed from the side, even when loaded. 

Furthermore, this presents a lot of advantages for a possible truck buyer. This is because the 2021 Navara in general already comes with a lot of comfort and safety features. Combined with the excellent payload capacity, this makes the Nissan-made truck one of the most versatile in its class in the market today.  

A picture of several Navara's parked on the side of a road

From any angle, the Navara PRO-4X looks great too

And of course, we cannot help but point out the fact that the PRO-4X, VE 4x4, and the VL 4x4 are also capable to go offroad. Combined with the Navara’s dual rate coil springs, this opens up a lot of possibilities. Take for example carrying or towing boats and other watercraft for beach launches, carrying lots of supplies and goods into hard-to-reach places, and even long-range adventures out in the provinces. As a whole, the 2021 Navara didn’t just get more macho, it’s definitely more versatile as well.  

If you’re interested in the 2021 Nissan Navara, do check out its car guide page for more details on pricing. For more automotive industry news, car reviews, and helpful car maintenance guides, keep it here on 

Know more about Nissan Navara 2022

Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara 2022 is a pickup truck that is available in the Philippines. Nissan Navara 2022 Philippines price starting from Php 1,026,000 to Php 1,746,000. This price range is covered within the truck's six variants, with the PRO-4X as the most expensive Navara. Under the hood, the Japanese pickup is powered by a 2.5-liter YD25DDTi inline-4 DOHC turbodiesel engine. Depending on the variant, the horsepower ranges from 161 to 190, while the torque in newton meters varies from 403 to 450. Either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission is paired to the engine.

Dimensions-wise, the Navara spans 5,260 mm in length, 1,875 mm in width, and 1,855 mm in height, with the wheelbase rated at 3,150 mm. In addition, the bed dimensions (L x W x H x H) are 1,470 mm long, 1,495 mm wide, and 470 mm and 520 mm in height. Locally, this pickup truck competes against the likes of the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, and Mitsubishi Strada.

₱ 1,041,000 - ₱ 1,781,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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