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The Nissan Navara Calibre-X is a street-biased Pro-4X

All the tech upgrades without the 4WD system

The aptly named Calibre-X is a Pro-4X with two-wheel drive. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

The Nissan Navara Pro-4X has all of the right stuff you want in a go-anywhere truck. However, not everyone who likes the Pro-4X actually needs to venture off-road. To that end, Nissan Philippines has just added another member to its already-large Navara family at the 2022 Manila International Auto Show.

No need to get non-OEM upgrades that won't fit properly. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

It’s called the Calibre-X. The Calibre name has always been given to two-wheel-drive pickups. So, in essence, the Calibre-X is simply a Pro-4X without a transfer case and a front differential. It’s a fitting designation actually, because it wouldn’t be proper to use the latter for a vehicle without four-wheel drive.

Fans of black exterior trim will like this truck. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

We’ve already given the Navara Pro-4X a rather extensive shakedown in Manila and on the sand dunes of Laoag, so it can be assumed that the Calibre-X will perform the same except have the actual ability to tackle rough terrain. But city dwellers will appreciate this truck’s extensive suite of safety and convenience features.

Its Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite includes forward-collision detection and braking, hill-start assist, blind-spot monitoring, a 360° camera, lane-departure warning, and rear-cross traffic alert. Owners will get to enjoy its eight-inch infotainment screen with Apple and Android integration. Finally, the Pro-4X’s overriders, contrasting exterior accents, and black 17-inch wheels are also carried over.

The ribbed leather seats are excellent during long drives. PHOTO BY MIGGI SOLIDUM

The beauty of the Calibre-X is that it comes equipped with the more powerful version of the YD25 engine. The numbers are 187hp and 450Nm, delivered to the rear wheels by a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The Calibre-X retails for P1,526,000. It comes in Fiery Red, Galaxy Black, and Aspen Pearl White (for an additional P15,000).

Miggi Solidum

Professionally speaking, Miggi is a software engineering dude who happens to like cars a lot. And as an automotive enthusiast, he wants a platform from which he can share his motoring thoughts with fellow petrolheads. He pens the column ‘G-Force’.