IF you need a pick-up truck that’s as tough as your ambitions, then Nissan’s new pick-up measures up: the Navara OFF-ROADER AT32.
First shown at the CV Show, the vehicle has been engineered by Iceland’s off-road specialists Arctic Trucks.
The designation of the Navara reflects Arctic Trucks’ involvement: AT stands for Arctic Trucks and 32 represents the diameter of each off-road tyre in inches.
And it is unlike all other Nissan Navara pick-up trucks.
Standard features on the AT32 include bespoke suspension that increases ride height by 20mm, full protection of key underbody components and larger off-road tyres, plus an optional items such as a snorkel to improve wading depth and a front differential locker.
The most substantial upgrade is to the Navara’s suspension, which has been raised to optimise performance and create additional ground clearance. That is now 243mm, compared with 223mm on the standard Navara. Maximum approach angle has been increased to 35° (up from 30.4°), while breakover angle is now 24° (up from 22.2°).
Other obvious enhancements include the dramatic wheel arch extensions, designed to amplify the new taller stance and offer greater protection of the bodywork during extreme off-roading. Hidden from view are underbody protection plates covering the engine, transmission, propeller and fuel tank.
The 17-inch alloys are designed by Arctic Trucks, and shod with 32-inch tyres that have been selected specifically to improve off-road traction while maintaining on-road performance.
With 20mm extra ground clearance and larger tyres, overall vehicle height is increased by 40mm.
Iker Lazzari, Nissan Fleet Director, told us:
“While it will appeal to those who want to do serious off-roading, we think it’s going to appeal to construction companies or landscape gardeners who want something different, but need the capabilities of the truck, too.”
The Navara OFF-ROADER AT32 is backed by Nissan’s five-year / 100,000 miles warranty, plus Arctic Trucks’ five-year warranty on the new components.
Nissan Navara AT35 pricing
‘On The Road’ prices (including VAT, registration, VED and delivery) are:
Double Cab OFF-ROADER AT32 2.3 dCi 190 PS with 6 speed manual transmission – £39,640
Double Cab OFF-ROADER AT32 2.3 dCi 190 PS with 7-speed automatic – £41,340
What do you get with the Nissan Navara AT35?
The OFF-ROADER AT32 is based on the range-topping Tekna grade with the following additional features:
- Rear Differential Lock
- 17” Black Alloy Wheels
- 32” Nokian Off-Road Tyres
- Increased Ground Clearance (+20 mm)
- Steel underbody protection
- Black Side Steps
- Rear Mud Guards
- Wheel Arches
- AT32 exterior badges
Optional extras for the Navara AT32 include (inc VAT):
- Safari Snorkel (£1,440)
- Front Differential Lock (£2,760)
- Full Size Off-Road Spare Wheel & Tyre (£360)
- Metallic Paint (£575)
- Pearlescent Paint (£775)