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N-Warrior package is now available for the Nissan Navara

Something for those who want their pickup to stand out

White with orange accents always looks nice and sporty. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

If you went to the 2018 Philippine International Motor Show in October, you must have been aware that one of the biggest crowd-drawers at the event was Nissan PhilippinesNavara Warrior X show car. We say “show car” because that’s exactly what the vehicle was: a heavily modified pickup truck that had been created specifically for the show. Which meant people couldn’t buy one even if they wanted to.

Five months later, Nissan has released this—a so-called “N-Warrior” package—for its popular workhorse. Perhaps wanting to appease frustrated customers who were smitten with the Warrior X, Nissan now gives the market its best effort to make the Navara stand out on the parking lot or in EDSA traffic.

One thing is immediately clear, though: The Navara N-Warrior is not as visually striking as the Navara Warrior X. We know that the ‘N’ in N-Warrior stands for Nissan (or maybe Navara?), but it could also mean “not-so-badass.” But this should do for now, we guess. And the Warrior X—with its humongous 20-inch alloy wheels and attention-grabbing bodykit—might get you into trouble with the Land Transportation Office anyway.

According to a press statement, included in the N-Warrior package are the following:

  • N-Warrior decals
  • Gloss-black front grille
  • Gloss-black headlamp finisher
  • Gloss-black front overrider
  • Gloss-black side-mirror
  • Gloss-black fenders
  • Gloss-black door handles
  • Orange skid plate
  • Orange fog lamp accent
  • Orange side step accent
  • Sport roll bar
  • Leather seats with orange stitching
  • Orange interior accents
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim
  • Bed-liner

The roof basket in the photos you see here is apparently optional, so you will have to pay extra for that if you want it.

You won’t miss this on the parking lot, that’s for sure. PHOTO FROM NISSAN

This N-Warrior package costs P170,000 and is available on the following Navara variants: EL Calibre 4×2 MT, EL Calibre 4×2 AT, VL 4×4 MT and VL 4×4 AT. With the N-Warrior package, the prices of these variants are as follows:

  • Navara EL Calibre 4×2 N-Warrior MT – P1,249,000
  • Navara EL Calibre 4×2 N-Warrior AT – P1,309,000
  • Navara VL 4×4 N-Warrior MT – P1,569,000
  • Navara VL 4×4 N-Warrior AT – P1,629,000

The Navara N-Warrior is available in two exterior colors: Alpine White and Brilliant Silver.

Again, the Navara N-Warrior is far from being the Navara Warrior X that we all lusted after at PIMS 2018, but at least it doesn’t look the same as the thousands of other Navaras on the road. Visit a Nissan dealership if you’re feeling it.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.