Remember when we reported that Nissan appeared to be busy testing the 2021 Terra out on public roads? Well, it looks like the automaker wasn’t just testing the refreshed SUV.
Also spotted being driven on public roads recently looks to be the 2021 Nissan Navara. Posted by a social media automotive blog (which also happened to post leaked pictures of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga last week), the heavily-camouflaged pick-up truck appears to be being driven on a highway and is adorned with camouflage livery.
Here’s an interesting note though: the Navara is undergoing testing in a left hand drive (right hand traffic) country. As to where, we’re not quite sure.
It’s a bit difficult to actually see what Nissan changed on the supposed 2021 Navara. But looking past the camouflage, and it appears that the Navara will get a redesigned front fascia. The swirly livery present on the headlights, front bumper, as well as on the hood indicates that the pick-up truck may have a heavy redesign.
Meanwhile, the rear fascia also gets heavy camo treatment. Despite the grainy quality of the images, it looks as if Nissan will be giving the Navara a new tailgate, a larger rear bumper, and maybe a fresh set of taillights. Also worth mentioning is the livery present on the upper and lower section of the doors, as well as on the fenders themselves. Perhaps this could mean that these portions might receive some subtle changes of their own.
Now while the spy pictures themselves don’t exactly show what the pick-up truck might look like, the company did provide a glimpse of the refreshed Navara’s new look when they teased the 13 models that they will be releasing. Like the Terra, the Navara looks like it will also come with a Patrol-like face thanks to its distinct headlight and LED daytime running lights.
With Nissan (reportedly) busy testing both the Navara and Terra, could this mean that the two models will be debuting at the same time? Normally, the pick-up truck version will be revealed first and will be followed by the SUV version after. Perhaps Nissan is taking a different approach this time in order to have both vehicles out soon.
Once Nissan reveals the 2021 Navara (as well as the Terra), there is a chance that the pick-up truck might be locally built at Mitsubishi’s PH plant in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that will actually happen.
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