July 23, 2022

Time to get tough: introducing the Nissan Navara SL Warrior

A product of Nissan and Premcar’s lauded partnership, the Navara SL Warrior is based on the popular SL 4WD dual cab, and unlocks a new entry point to the Warrior family for Australian ute buyers.

Priced at MSRP $58,000 (manual) or MSRP $60,500 (auto) the SL Warrior joins the PRO-4X Warrior in Nissan’s made-for-Australia ute program, with new adventure-ready equipment, increased off-road capability and suspension tuned in Australia for Australian conditions.

“We’re thrilled with the response to the Premcar Warrior program to date, and we want as many people to experience these made-for-Australia products as possible,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director Adam Paterson.

“With the new Navara SL Warrior by Premcar, a new and more accessible entry point to the Warrior family has been developed, but one that’s no less comfortable on the road, and no less capable off it.

“The SL Warrior will add to Australian Navara sales, rather than subtract from it, with Nissan Australia securing additional units to meet demand. It is further proof of how highly the Warrior program is regarded.”

Nissan Navara SL Warrior by Premcar enhancements

  • New winch-compatible hooped bullbar with integrated LED lightbar
  • New “Navara” branded under-body black bash plate
  • 275 / 70 / R17 Cooper Discoverer All Terrain AT3 tyres with increased tread depth, and an off-road focused tread pattern
  • Suspension lift (+40mm) increasing ground clearance from 220m to 260mm
  • Towbar
  • A 100kg GVM upgrade with 3500kg braked towing capacity
  • Comprehensive suspension tuning with new springs, dampers and jounce bumpers
  • New spring rate for more front-end support and less body roll
  • Revised front and rear damping for better compliance, sound isolation and reduced float when towing or carrying a load
  • Improved approach angle, from 32 degrees to 36 degrees, and near-identical departure angle, from 19.8 degrees to 19 degrees with tow bar fitted
  • Fender flares and tubliner for better body protection
  • Ready for adventure with easy-clean all-weather floor mats

All of which joins the Navara SL’s impressive standard equipment list, which includes:

  • Proven 2.3-litre twin-turbo-diesel engine
  • 140kW @ 3750rpm and 450Nm @ 1500-2500 rpm
  • Choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 7.0-inch Advanced Drive-Assist Cluster Display
  • Six-speaker stereo with USB A and USB C connections
  • Seven airbags (Front, Side Seat, Curtain, Driver Knee)
  • Reverse Parking Camera
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW)
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking (IEB)
  • Intelligent Driver Alert (IDA)

Developed with Nissan’s local engineering partner Premcar in the firm’s state-of-the-art Victorian facility, the Navara SL Warrior has benefitted from the same exhaustive testing, tuning and localization program as the PRO-4X Warrior.

A hallmark of the Warrior program is to broaden the Navara’s capability, rather than simply shift it to off-road applications. Which is why every change or addition made to the SL Warrior has been tuned and tested in all driving scenarios to ensure capability doesn’t come at the expense of on-road comfort.

The Nissan Navara SL Warrior by Premcar is built for the tough stuff, and its owners will be afforded complete peace of mind thanks to a comprehensive five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty covering all Nissan and Premcar parts.

Nissan’s comprehensive five-year factory warranty applies to all manufacturer components, while Premcar matches Nissan warranty on all Warrior enhancements. Customers need simply present at their Nissan Australia Dealership when it comes time for servicing, or if they have a warranty query, and Nissan’s service team will take care of the rest.

The Navara SL Warrior also acts as a further shot in the arm of Victoria’s booming automotive manufacturing industry, with Premcar’s Warrior program — already home to more than 35 engineering and manufacturing experts — in the midst of a recruitment drive as it adds production shifts to meet expected demand.

The Navara SL Warrior is expected to arrive in Nissan showrooms in August 2022.