The Nissan Warrior by Premcar program aims to develop local manufacturing.
Nissan said the success of Premcar’s Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior has sparked a new locally developed model, tailored to Australia and Australian conditions.
Premcar’s Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior was the second model launched under the Warrior program – a successor to the Navara N-Trek Warrior – and it has proven a major success, with the Premcar team having now built over 1000 copies of what he describes as the toughest Navara in the world in Victoria.
The popularity of Premcar’s Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior will now see the Warrior program expand, with the Navara SL Warrior to introduce a new entry point into the family. A Nissan Patrol Warrior concept is also under consideration.
The expansion of the program was confirmed to Nissan’s dealer network last week, along with the new Qashqai, X-Trail, Pathfinder and flagship Z performance coupe, as Nissan prepares for one of its biggest six-month periods of its history.
“I am delighted to announce the expansion of the Warrior program, developed in conjunction with Premcar, which has proven to be extremely popular in Australia,” said Adam Paterson, Managing Director of Nissan Australia.
“With Premcar’s Navara SL Warrior, a new, more accessible entry point will join the Warrior family, allowing even more customers to experience the world’s toughest Navara for themselves,” he said.
“The Nissan Patrol is also currently being studied by Premcar to further expand its capabilities, both on-road and off-road.
“Our collaboration with Premcar is guided by the development of vehicles that are perfectly suited to Australian customers and conditions.”
Having undergone the same exhaustive local testing, tuning and validation program as Premcar’s PRO-4X Warrior, the SL Warrior – which is based on the SL Navara – will arrive with a more aggressive exterior and the improved capability required to win the Warrior’s name.
Nissan had promised that more details would be revealed closer to the vehicle’s launch.