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It's called the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior.

Nissan may have killed the Navara in Europe, but it still lives on as the Frontier here in the States, and remains in production under the former name in Australia. Late last year, that vehicle got a new top model with the addition of the PRO-4X package, but knowing that Nissan has previously released even more extreme versions of the Navara with the Warrior name tacked on, we expected a more hardcore version to arrive soon enough. And here it is: meet the Navara PRO-4X Warrior. Sadly, this isn't a full reveal and only offers us images, but there are plenty of cool details to talk about.

Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia

As with the last Warrior, the development and final assembly of the pickup have been managed by local engineering company Premcar. The team there has fitted the Navara with a new front bullbar that features an integrated light bar and looks like it can house a winch. To improve its off-road chops, a specially tuned suspension with red springs to match the front skid plate is fitted along with 32-inch Cooper Discoverer all-terrain tires on lower offset wheels. You also get a high-clearance towbar, strengthened bump stops, transmission and driveshaft protection, and a 41-millimeter higher ride height. This won't be the only Warrior offering from Nissan in Australia either, as managing director Stephen Lester says that this will be "the first of what will soon be several exciting new Warrior models in our lineup."

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Nissan Australia
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According to reports, Nissan and Premcar are currently collaborating on a Warrior version of the Patrol SUV, which will likely get similar off-road enhancements and would also see final assembly carried out by Premcar. Lester elaborated on the decision to expand the lineup: "Australia's unique landscape is both rugged and exhilarating, and the Warrior program is designed to deliver vehicles that share those attributes, without sacrificing safety, technology, or on-road comfort." With that in mind, we'd love to see a hardcore version of the Patrol (or Armada, as we know it) here. Nismo is already working on just such a thing, but it'll likely be reserved for the Middle East.

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Nissan Australia
Nissan Australia
Source Credits: Car Advice

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