From zero to 1000: Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar production booms as first 1000-vehicle target approaches

Melbourne, January 27th 2022

Australian automotive manufacturing is once again booming in Victoria, with more than 750 examples of the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar having already rolled off the production line.

Premcar’s Epping facility has been abuzz with activity since the launch of the Warrior 2.0, with the 35-strong Warrior team on track to produce its first 1000 vehicle by the end of March 2022.

The Nissan Navara PRO-4X undergoes extensive re-manufacturing at the advanced Premcar facility to deliver the world’s toughest Navara, with the team engineering a unique flagship vehicle that is tailor-made for Australia and Australian conditions.

Key updates include enhancements to performance and capability with wheel, tyre and suspension changes to deliver improved ground clearance, a wider stance and improved ride and handling.

“We’ve been hard at work on Warrior 2.0 from almost the moment we finished work on the first Warrior, first in the design and engineering space, and now on producing what we consider to be the world’s toughest Navara,” says Premcar Engineering Director, Bernie Quinn.

“This is so much more than some kind of sticker pack. This is an extensively re-engineered vehicle that’s designed, engineered and built by some of the world’s most talented automotive manufacturing experts, right here in Victoria.

“That’s not just a win for Nissan, and for Premcar, but for the automotive manufacturing industry more generally. We have always had world-beating talent, and it’s so rewarding to watch them produce world-beating vehicles again.”

The commencement of deliveries of the Warrior 2.0 was a cause for huge celebration at Premcar, as a project that dozens of engineers and manufacturing experts had spent years perfecting roared into life.

The new flagship model in the Navara range is based on the rugged PRO-4X, but that’s only the beginning of  the Warrior story, with Nissan’s ute put through 10 manufacturing stations at Premcar’s facility.

Each station takes around an hour to complete, with the full Warrior transformation taking more than 10 hours, including the fitting of the winch compatible bulbar, full underbody protection, fully revised suspension and a unique towbar.


“It’s a buzz for the whole team every time we see a Warrior out in the wild, whether it’s on the road or on a bush track or beach,” Mr Quinn says.

“We know how much hard work and expertise has gone into producing every single Warrior, and to see owners out enjoying the final product is the ultimate in job satisfaction.” Premcar has the capacity to produce up to ten cars a day, five days a week, with more than 600 examples of the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar already delivered to Australian customers.

To ensure the new Warrior more than lives up to its title of world’s toughest Navara, key enhancements include:

  • A new winch-compatible, Safari-style bullbar and integrated light bar
  • A new Warrior-specific towbar
  • A new ‘Navara’ branded red bash plate and a 3mm steel second-stage under body protection plate
  • 275 / 70 / R17 Cooper Discoverer All Terrain AT3 tyres with increased tread depth, and an off-road focused tread pattern
  • A 100kg GVM upgrade; now 3,250kg
  • A 961kg payload for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission (952kg automatic)
  • Increased ground clearance, from 220m to 260mm
  • Wider track, from 1,570mm to 1,600mm
  • Improved approach angle, from 32 degrees to 36 degrees, and near-identical departure angle, from 19.8 degrees to 19 degrees (owing to full-sized spare tyre with alloy wheel)
  • Revised suspension with new spring rates for more front-end support (less body roll) and more accurate transient response
  • Revised front and rear damping for greater control of wheels and better compliance, improved isolation from impacts and reduced float when towing or carrying a load
  • New larger, taller jounce bumper for better control of wheel movement at maximum suspension travel, and reduced transmission of large impacts into cabin
  • New Warrior-specific fender flares
  • New Warrior decal pack
  • New Warrior interior headrest embroidery

*Payload is the GVM minus the Kerb mass. The kerb mass does not include passengers, luggage, cargo, any additional accessories fitted or any towball download (as appropriate). Payload is distributed across both the front and rear axles, never exceed the GVM or the axle limits.