Amarok updating system configuration loop

25-Nov-2019 02:49

So with that in mind, we teed up this test to find out whether it would have the goods to take on our reigning champ, the Volkswagen Amarok Core.The Nissan Navara SL kicks off from ,990 (plus on-road costs) for the six-speed manual, but we’d happily stump up the extra 00 for the seven-speed automatic gearbox.They are basic work utes that cater for tradies who use their vehicles day-to-day.Both feature vinyl floors for easy cleaning and both have rugged and durable plastic surfaces that don’t scratch easily.And, unlike the Navara, the Amarok comes with leaf spring rear suspension, which can be configured in a comfort mode, which reduces the number of leaves.Don’t expect the Taj Mahal from either of these when you climb in.When doing a u-turn or parking in tight spaces, without fail you nudge the horn.It seems like a pretty obvious design flaw that Nissan should have fixed with the Series II update.

The changes, according to Nissan, will improve ride unladen and ride with a load.

While manual variants come with low-range four-wheel drive, the automatic full-time four-wheel drive is just as capable both on- and off-road.

The manual also has less torque (400Nm v 420Nm) in comparison to the automatic.

Where the Navara RX looks like a basic work ute, with thin tyres and steel rims, the SL turns it up a notch with beefed up wheel arches, a tray-mounted plastic spoiler, privacy glass, LED daytime running lights and headlights, wider 255mm tyres, and side steps.

Inside the cabin, the SL comes with all of the features fitted to the RX, plus vinyl floors, rear-view camera, a 5.0-inch infotainment screen, auto dimming rear vision mirror, and a rear differential lock.

The changes, according to Nissan, will improve ride unladen and ride with a load.While manual variants come with low-range four-wheel drive, the automatic full-time four-wheel drive is just as capable both on- and off-road.The manual also has less torque (400Nm v 420Nm) in comparison to the automatic.Where the Navara RX looks like a basic work ute, with thin tyres and steel rims, the SL turns it up a notch with beefed up wheel arches, a tray-mounted plastic spoiler, privacy glass, LED daytime running lights and headlights, wider 255mm tyres, and side steps.Inside the cabin, the SL comes with all of the features fitted to the RX, plus vinyl floors, rear-view camera, a 5.0-inch infotainment screen, auto dimming rear vision mirror, and a rear differential lock.The Amarok Core looks slightly classier than the Navara SL, finished with 16-inch alloy wheels, but it misses out on the chrome touches fitted to the Nissan.