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Nissan's new PRO-4X Warrior is a Frontier on steroids.

Earlier this month, we brought you news of the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior, the most hardcore version of the pickup we in the States know as the Nissan Frontier. It's essentially Nissan's answer to the Ranger Raptor, but rather than being a vehicle molded by executives in suits, it's a truck that Nissan builds in collaboration with real off-roading experts.

Those experts work for a company called Premcar, which is an offshoot of the British off-roading specialist tuner Prodrive, a name that Subaru rally fans know very well. Now the PRO-4X Warrior has been revealed in full, and as expected, it's rather special.

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Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia

"We set out to create the world's toughest Navara, and that's exactly what we've achieved with this new Warrior," says Premcar Engineering Director, Bernie Quinn. "This needed to be a vehicle that customers will enjoy on and off the road, delivering comfort and capability no matter the conditions, all while expanding the robustness of the Navara, and enhancing its go-anywhere toughness. The result is a Warrior that's tougher, safer, and smarter, but no less practical and capable."

So what changes do we have? Well, ground clearance increases by 1.5 inches, the approach angle improves from 32 to 36 degrees, and a body-color bull bar with an integrated light bar is fitted along with a red skidplate. You also get retuned suspension with increased rebound and compression rates (50 and 100 percent respectively).

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Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia
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Under the hood, the Navara's original 2.3-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel remains in place, with 187 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. You also get fender flares, unique Warrior 17-inch wheels wrapped in special off-road tires, steel underbody protection, a full-size spare wheel, and space for a front winch.

Other upgrades included embroidered headrests, a black front bumper with black grille, door handles, roof racks, and running boards, plus red Warrior springs, the Warrior decal package, and all the usual Navara safety and convenience features. These include forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, and an eight-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Sadly, as cool as this pickup is, it is not intended for American consumption.

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Nissan Australia
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Nissan Australia

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