Nissan in Europe has revealed an updated version of its Navara Off-Roader AT32, claiming the latest version is “more efficient and better to drive”.

Of course, the upgraded Japanese bakkie was created with a little help from Icelandic off-road company, Arctic Trucks.

While the 2,3-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine has been carried over unchanged from the standard Navara (still generating 140 kW and 450 N.m), Nissan says it’s now “fully WLTP compliant” in Europe.

Compared with the version unveiled in April 2018, this Navara Off-Roader AT32 has switched to lightweight aluminium for its full underbody shielding. Nissan says the improved shape of the shielding results in better protection of underbody components.

Furthermore, new 32-inch Nokian tyres have been fitted, which the firm claims “improves fuel economy and emissions, and enhances on-road handling without compromising off-road ability”. In addition, the satin-black 17-inch alloy wheels have been fitted with dual valves to allow the fast adjustment of tyre pressure.

Features carried over from the previous version include hefty wheelarch extensions and “all-terrain optimised” Bilstein performance suspension. The AT32 also gains special badging on the front wings, arch extensions, side steps, wheel centres, tailgate and mud-guards.

Options include an electronic lock for the front differential and an air intake snorkel (the latter increasing the Navara’s maximum wading depth to a claimed 800 mm).