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New Nissan Navara Special Edition Makes World Debut; Does it Preview the New Frontier?

Nissan unveils a new special edition Navara pickup in Europe. Does it preview the next-generation Nissan Frontier?

A new special version of the Nissan Navara recently made its global debut at the Brussels Motor Show. This special edition model gets a host of additional extras added to the standard European-spec Navara. Does the mid-size pickup that’s sold in Europe preview the new-generation Frontier? It will likely get features that could be coming soon to the new-generation Frontier.

Europe’s new version is badged the Navara Trek-1 degree, and its name relates to the geographical location of the Navarre desert in northern Spain, at 1 degree of longitude, from which the Nissan Navara takes inspiration for its name.

It features black sport styling bars, with two forward-facing LED spot lamps attached to the top section, 18-inch black alloy wheels and load bed divider with cover as standard. The cover is finished in black or white, hinged at the end closest to the cab and lifts using a single gas strut at either side.

Nissan technology upgrades

It also gets the NissanConnect infotainment system with satellite navigation and DAB digital radio, 360 degree Around View Monitor, rear parking sensors and LED headlights. Every Double Cab comes with “unique-in-segment” multi-link rear suspension, plus a number of safety technologies including Forward Emergency Braking, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist. The new-gen Frontier will also be coming with this technology.

Only 1,500 examples of the Navara Trek-1 degree will be built, all in Double Cab body style. Each is based on the Navara’s flagship Tekna trim, and is on sale now in Belgium. The mid-size pickup is available in two exterior colors, the new-to-Navara Pearlescent White and Black Metallic. The special edition will be launched in other European markets in the coming weeks. It could be a preview of the new-generation 2018 Nissan Frontier.

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