Facelift Nissan Navara and Pathfinder models are set to be unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show. European sales will commence in April.

The Nissan Navara and Pathfinder have been given facelifts and we have the details. Nissan says the Navara has been Europe's best-selling pickup since its launch. It wants to keep that going by making the car and its SUV sibling more attractive.

Exterior changes include new front bumpers that give an extra 80mm to both vehicles, a new bonnet, a revised front grille, new headlamp styling and a different rear bumper. Also on offer are new 18-inch wheels to compliment existing ones.

The interior benefits from revised door trims, more tactile armrests and door pads, redesigned dials, the addition of chrome highlights and a new all-wheel-drive command control switch for the Pathfinder. Other nice items include the Nissan Connect Premium with a new high resolution touch screen, a 40GB hard drive and an optional Bose sound system.

Big news on the engine front is the new 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel developed in cooperation with partner Renault. It makes 170kW (231PS / 228 hp) and peak torque of 550Nm (406 lb-ft) from 1700rpm up to 2500rpm. Nissan says 500Nm (369 lb-ft) is already on tap from 1500rpm.

The 2.5-litre dCi also went to engineering for some extra beef. Power has been upped to 140kW (190 PS / 188 hp) and torque is now 450Nm (332 lb-ft). It delivers an average of 8.5l/100km while C02 emissions are rated at 224 g/km.

Nissan unveils the facelift Navara and Pathfinder at Geneva 2010 and European sales start in April. Sales of models fitted with the V6 diesel only start around June.


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