The new Nissan Navara OFF-ROADER AT32 has been named ‘Best Off-Road Pick-up of the Year’ in the 2021 4×4 Magazine Awards, the market-leading publication for automotive off-roading.
Navara won praise for being ‘a brilliant vehicle’.
And although the judges hadn’t actually had the chance to drive the latest AT32 model due to Covid, the award was decided based on their ‘comfortable expectation’ that it would be ‘outstanding’ away from the Tarmac.
Their opinion was based on the fact that the new AT32 has undergone the same set of enhancements as its predecessor.
The previous AT32 was ‘the best turn-key off-road vehicle in the pick-up market,’ they said, adding: ‘If you’re buying a truck for off-roading, it makes a compelling case for itself.’
Available from just £42,850 OTR, order books for the new Navara AT32 opened in September. The refreshed model has been manufactured to be more efficient and better to drive, without compromising its legendary all-terrain ability.
Created thanks to an ongoing partnership between Nissan and world-famous off-road experts Arctic Trucks, the updated AT32 features full underbody shielding which has been upgraded to a durable and lightweight aluminium material.
Its improved contours ensure more comprehensive protection of low-level components.
In addition, new 31.6” Nokian Rotiiva AT Plus tyres have been fitted, which improve fuel economy and emissions while enhancing on-road handling without compromising off-road performance.
Other key features carried over from the previous AT32 include extended Arctic Trucks wheel-arch flares and an optimised and elevated Arctic Trucks Bilstein performance suspension system.
The model is also finished with special badging and detailing to the front wings, arch extensions, side steps, wheel centres, tailgate and mudguards.
For owners who need to venture even further off the beaten track, optional accessories include an electronic front differential lock to boost traction in extreme conditions. A raised air intake and extended breather system is also available, which increases the Navara’s maximum wading depth to a massive 800mm.
A Nissan spokesman said: ‘‘We are delighted to have won this award from 4×4 Magazine. The Nissan Navara OFF-ROADER AT32 delivers peerless performance over the toughest and most inhospitable of terrains and fully deserves this accolade.’’