When Nissan Philippines launched the new Nissan Navara a few months ago, all eyes were on the new Pro-4X variant. It certainly takes the spotlight with its intimidating design, rugged components, and competitive price tag. However, Nissan Philippines made sure that the other variants in the lineup won’t be eclipsed.
The Nissan Navara in its VE form might be the midrange model of the Navara lineup, but it has its own tricks. It’s not as intense as the Pro-4X but the VE has a more attainable price and retains much of what makes the Navara formidable—aesthetically and mechanically.
It starts with the quad LED projector headlights with a follow-me-home function, the split signature DRLs, and the LED fog lights. Yes, it’s the exact same combination as the one in the Pro-4X. It also has repeaters on the side mirror which are power folding, and a tailgate assist at the back.
Best of all, the Navara VE has a wide range of exterior-enhancement accessory packages that will elevate its head-turning style even further while enhancing its degree of personalization. The options include a P30,300 Exterior Protection Package, a P33,400 Tough Package, and a P61,000 Full Package. These accessory packages are available at your nearest Nissan dealership.
Comfort isn’t compromised by the ruggedness. The rear suspension is a 5-link-type with unique dual-rate coil springs and a stabilizer bar. This exclusive setup endows the Navara with a class-leading comfortable ride—despite boasting a muscular 1-ton payload capacity.
Inside the finely crafted cabin, Nissan gave the Navara VE its renowned Zero-Gravity seats for the front passengers—the same highly comfortable seats found in the Navara’s higher variants and even its SUVs and sedans. Zero-Gravity seats allow a fatigue-free ride even on the longest drives, perfectly complementing the riding comfort of the pickup. Up front, a leather-wrapped steering wheel has buttons for audio and vehicle settings, as well as voice calls and cruise control. Beyond that is a 7-inch color display for multiple vehicle information.
At the center of the dash is the 8-inch Nissan Advanced Display Audio with touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, pumping out sound through 6-speakers. It also has a Dual-Zone Digital Climate Control System with rear air vents—again, just like the higher variants in the range. The Navara VE boasts 4 USB ports, one of which is a USB-C for faster charging.
Effortlessly powering the Navara VE is the same 2.5L turbo-diesel found in the Pro-4X. It generates a stunning 190ps and 450Nm of torque, paired either to a 7-speed automatic with manual mode, or a 6-speed manual. For the VE 4×4, it has a shift-on-the-fly feature that allows you to change from 2WD to either of the 4WD modes without having to make a full stop.
Safety is paramount and Nissan knows that, which is why the Navara VE came with a good suite of safety bits despite its more affordable price point. It has Nissan Intelligent Mobility features such as Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Driver Attention Alert and Hill Start Assist. It also has 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control with 4-wheel active brake limited slip and Trailer Stability Assist, a reverse camera, ISOFIX tether, and speed-sensing door locks.
The Nissan Navara 2.5 VE Calibre MT 4×2 is priced at P1,369,000 while the AT version of that is at P1,459,000. The 2.5 VE MT 4×4, on the other hand, comes in at P1,499,000—an unbeatable value proposition for such a capable and technologically advanced pickup truck loaded with best-in-class features. What’s more, the Navara VE is backed by Nissan’s generous 5-year/150,000km warranty (whichever comes first). So whether you prefer to conquer the city or the boondocks, you’ll be right at home with the Nissan Navara VE. Make it your next pickup!
Visit www.nissan.ph/vehicles/new/np300-navara.html to know more about the Nissan Navara VE and the full line of over-achieving Navara pickup trucks.