Nissan is launching the new Navara Off-Roader AT32 in the UK, and we hope the mid-size truck makes it to the U.S. in next-generation 2019 Nissan Frontier trim. Nissan is taking performance of its "tough and smart" Navara pickup to a new extreme with the launch of the Off-Roader AT32.
It is the first time a Navara has been developed with a partner brand for pan-European markets. The new Off-Roader AT32 made its auto show debut at The Commercial Vehicle Show at The NEC, Birmingham, UK.
The Navara Off-Roader AT32 features bespoke suspension that increases ride height by 20mm, full protection of key underbody components and larger off-road tires. For extreme off-road performance, optional extras include a snorkel to improve wading depth and a front differential locker.
Nissan partnered with Arctic Trucks, the highly respected Icelandic company that specializes in building 4WD vehicles to take on the world's harshest terrains. AT stands for Arctic Trucks and 32 represents the diameter of each off-road tire in inches.
Nissan confirmed last year, the new-generation Frontier will be built in the U.S. at their plant in Canton, Mississippi. Steve Marsh, Vice President of Manufacturing at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant said, ”The dedicated employees here in Canton look forward to building the next generation of one of the best pickup trucks in America.”
The new Frontier will likely share its platform with the Nissan Navara truck sold in Europe and South America. We would like to see some form of the mid-size Off-Roader AT32 pickup in next-generation 2019 Nissan Frontier trim.
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