Nissan continues to offer special edition models in Australia, with the latest being the Navara N-Sport Black Edition. Starting at $54,590 plus on-road costs and offering special equipment including a black gloss honeycomb grille and black 18-inch alloy wheels, the N-Sport Black Edition is aimed at buyers after a tougher-looking Navara.
The N-Sport Black Edition follows the Navara Series II updates, which were released earlier in the year and included upgraded rear suspension as well as pricing and equipment changes to fight harder against tougher-looking utes such as the Toyota Hilux TRD Edition, Ford Ranger Wildtrack and Holden Colorado Z71.
“The N-Sport Black Edition gives the Navara a tough looking make over,” said Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery.
“Black is all the rage at the moment and certainly makes the Nissan Navara ST-X Dual Cab stand out. With its aggressive but stylish look, and limited numbers, we think this will be a popular variant for Ute buyers.”
Based on the top specification Navara ST-X model, the N-Sport Black Edition earns some accessories from the Nissan genuine accessories range, including a black sports bar, a black nudge bar with a fitted LED light bar, as well as black fender flares.
The wheels have been upgraded to a black 18-inch alloy design, while a black gloss honeycomb grille and ‘smokey chrome’ fog lamp finishers, as well as a black soft tonneau cover, N-Sport badging and Black Edition decals finish off the makeover.
The N-Sport is also available in a choice of four exterior colours: black, grey, silver and white to further accentuate the black makeover items.
Elsewhere, the Navara ST-X remains unchanged. It still utilises a twin-turbo 2.3-litre turbo diesel, producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque and matched to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic. The N-Sport edition is limited to a four-wheel drive drivetrain.
The Navara ST-X is well equipped for the money, with features such as seven airbags, automatic LED headlamps, an inbuilt seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a rear camera and satellite navigation, an 8-way electric driver’s seat, leather upholstery with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and keyless entry and start.
With 8,098 sales under its belt so far in 2017, the Navara’s sales are 5.9 percent below what they were this time last year. It is currently placed fifth in the 4×4 ute sales market.
2017 Nissan Navara N-Sport Black Edition pricing (plus on-road costs):
Six-speed manual: $45,490
Seven-speed auto: $56,990
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