The D21 Navara is a compact size pick up truck manufactured from 1986 to 1997. It is better known as the Nissan Hardbody Truck, which replaced the Datsun/Nissan 720 pickup truck.It is known for its extremely reliable engine and fabulous safety.
The D22 Navara is a compact size pick up truck manufactured from 1998 to 2004. However, Nissan continue to build the D22 on a low scale, and is known as "Pickup".
The first D22 Navaras during 1998 to 2001 have a slightly different cosmetic appearance to the newer models (2001 onwards). The styling changes were designed to attract younger buyers into buying the pickup trucks.
The first series of D22's had larger 3.2 litre Turbo Diesel engines. The second series has 3 available engine types. They are as follows:
- 2.4 litre, DOHC, 16V, 4 cylinder, producing 110kW (148hp) @ 5600 rpm and 208N·m (153lb·ft) @ 2600 rpm.
- 2.5 litre, DOHC, 16V, 4 cylinder, producing 100kW (134hp) @ 4000 rpm and 304N·m (224lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm.
- 3.0 litre, DOHC, 16V, 4 cylinder, producing 110kW (148hp) @ 3400 rpm and 314N·m (232lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm.
The 2.5 litre Diesel engines are Turbo charged with intercooler, and the 3.0 litre is Turbo-charged but is not intercooled.
Nowadays D22 Navara series remained on Nissan lineup for many countries. Known as Nissan NP300.
In the UK the current Navara has been the market leader for a number of years with the largest bed space and a market leading 174 bhp (169 bhp on post September '06 vehicles with the introduction of the Euro IV compliant engine). With its four spec's the S, SE, Outlaw and Aventura the Navara has the ability to cover all market areas from workhorse to executive plaything. The Aventura comes with all the toys you would expect on a modern luxury car, leather Upholstery, Dual Zone Climate Control, 6 CD/MP3 changer and satellite navigation as standard.
In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the D40 Navara has a few differences from the UK versions. There are 2 engines available, the popular common-rail 2.5 liter Turbo-charged Diesel engine and the V-6 petrol. The Diesel engine in 4WD models produces 128kW (172hp) at 4000 rpm and 403N·m (297lb·ft) at 2000 rpm, with the 2WD models producing slightly less at 106kW (142hp) at 4000 rpm and 356N·m (263lb·ft) at 2000 rpm. The high-powered V-6 a breath-taking 198kW (266hp) at 5600 rpm of power and 385N·m (284lb·ft) at 4000 rpm of torque. Both engines come with a standard 5 speed Automatic, with a 6 speed manual available for the Diesel. These models are not a luxury as the UK versions and do not have leather, climate control and satellite navigation system.