The Nissan Navara, the global version of the Frontier, is getting a new special edition package with the help of Salomon, a well-known mountain sports brand. The truck builds off the mid-grade Tekna trim level and comes equipped with several unique appearance upgrades both inside and out. Don’t mistake this for a mundane special edition, though, as Nissan is only building 500 examples and will be giving a £250 voucher for Salomon gear, roughly worth $386 at today’s exchange rates.

Salomon edition Navaras are easy to spot thanks to the Salomon logo on the doors, hood and tailgate, along with the chrome door handles, chrome fog light rings, and a chrome accent bar along the front valance.

Nissan is also making the Salomon edition more attractive with the pricing as well. The automaker says it would normally cost more than £1,300 ($2,000) to add the extra options included with the truck, but customers are only getting charged £750 ($1,150) over the Tekna trim level. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan Navara Salomon.

  • 2015 Nissan Navara Salomon
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
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  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    187
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    27845
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Exterior

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Here is where most of the changes have taken place. The special edition adds Salomon badges on the hood, front doors, and tailgate, along with adding several chrome bits on the door handles and front bumper. Additionally, the Salomon badges are available in four colors, including Metallic Black, Twilight Grey, Starburst Silver, and Alabaster White.

Otherwise, the Salomon edition looks otherwise the same as a regular Navara. The truck’s design may be aging, but it still looks good. That’s especially true thanks to its roof rack and side steps.

Like the regular Navara or Frontier, this truck offers the same short bed design with built-in cargo ties and rack system. This brings added functionality right front the factory.

Interior

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The Navara Salomon builds off of the Tekna trim level, meaning the truck comes with plenty of features. Those used to the U.S.-spec Frontier will be jealous of the Navara’s interior. An update has increased the truck’s refinement and ergonomic layout. A new center stack holds an updated infotainment system and dual zone HVAC controls. Down low lies the 4WD controls, along with seat heaters and traction control. The driver’s gauge cluster is also fancier, with more detailing and a white-on-black color scheme.

The Salomon package adds chrome door tread plates complete with the Salomon logo and special floor mats.

Drivetrain

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Nothing changes under the Navara’s hood, so the same 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine comes standard. It produces 190 PS, or 187 horsepower and comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission. An automatic can be ordered as well. The Salomon comes standard with 4WD with its electronic transfer case. This part time system sends power to the rear wheels until traction is lost. The system can then automatically engage the front axle. A low range gear set is selectable for hard-core off-road situations where the truck must traverse steep hills or trudge through thick mud.

The truck offers a payload capacity of 1,250kg, or 2,755 pounds while it can tow up to 2,600kg, or 5,730 pounds.

Prices

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Nissan is charging £27,845, or $42,985 at today’s exchange rates for the Navara Salomon. Don’t forget the £250 ($386) voucher for Salomon gear when you buy the truck. For those who want more, Nissan offers the automatic transmission, and the Connect Premium package as options, with the latter including navigation, the 9GB Nissan Music Box, DVD playback, and the rear-view camera.

Competition

Chevrolet Colorado

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Though the Navara isn’t sold in the U.S., the Chevrolet Colorado is a global truck. The U.S.-spec version is all new for 2015 and is reviving the midsize truck market here in the States. The truck comes in both an extended cab and crew cab form with long and short bed available.

Power comes from a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that makes 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. An available 3.6-liter V-6 offers up 306 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Both 2WD and 4WD are available as are a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission.

Prices for the Colorado start at $20,995 and grow with added options.

Toyota Tacoma

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The Toyota Tacoma is brand new for 2016 and it reenters the market with a fresh yet still familiar face, along with a pair of powertrains and drive types. The truck offers multiple cab and bed configurations as well. A new interior takes after Toyota’s current styling and includes a split-level dash with plenty of controls.

Under the hood are two engine options. The base 2.7-liter four-cylinder carries over from the previous generation New for 2016 is the 3.5-liter V-6 derived form other V-6 engines in the Toyota lineup. This mill runs an Atkinson combustion cycle that helps improve power and fuel economy. Horsepower is hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s expected to be more than the outgoing 4.0-liter V-6.

Prices for the Tacoma are also unknown, but expect them to stay close to the current generation’s $20,765 starting price.

Conclusion

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The Salomon special edition offers some interesting upgrades for those looking to tackle a snowy hillside this winter. The voucher for Salomon gear is just the icing on the cake of a decent truck, though the Navara is destined for replacement in the near future. Regardless, the truck still gives customers plenty of functionality and reliability in a proven chassis. The 2.5-liter turbodiesel might be a bit underpowered, but it does provide decent fuel economy and pulling power.

Overall the truck is a cool addition to the Navara lineup and its very limited run of only 500 units is sure to catch some attention.

  • Leave it
    • Not much different besides stickers
    • Very limited
    • No power upgrades

Press Release

Nissan builds on current Navara success by working with Salomon, the leading mountain sports brand to add the Navara Salomon edition to its popular pick-up range. Limited to just 500 units, the Navara Salomon is based on the Tekna trim and features a long list of additional equipment and styling cues to make it unique.

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Starting on the outside, styling enhancements such as the chrome front bar and door handles plus chrome foglight surrounds differentiate the Salomon from the rest of the range. This is complemented by unique Salomon branding on the front, side and rear of the vehicle which is available in Metallic Black, Twilight Grey, Starburst Silver or Alabaster White.

Moving inside, the Navara is complemented by Salomon entry guards, a metal plaque and Salomon floor mats. The value for all of this additional equipment would total over £1,300, however, the Navara Salomon costs just £750 more than the equivalent Tekna model giving the customer a saving in the region of £550. Prices start from £27,845 OTR and each Navara Salomon retail customer will get a £250 voucher to spend on Salomon gear.

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For added functionality, customers can specify an automatic transmission for £1,755 and Nissan Connect Premium, which includes HDD satellite navigation, 9GB Nissan Music Box, DVD playback and a rear parking camera - costing £1,650.

The Navara is supremely capable at carrying the load thanks to 2.36m2 load area with a maximum payload of 1,250kg. Its 2.5-litre 190PS turbodiesel engine also means it has more than enough power to tow items up to 2,600kg making it one of the most versatile and rugged pick-ups available.

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