Nissan Navara to be withdrawn from UK

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Nissan will not offer the facelifted Navara in the UK and Europe, reports suggest, meaning the model will no longer be available when production of the existing version ceases at the end of the year.

According to Professional Pickup and 4x4 Magazine, the Japanese brand will stop selling the Navara in the UK once stocks run out in early 2022.

European production of the popular pick-up - which has been largely unchanged since 2014 - will end in December, when Nissan closes its Barcelona factory.

Nissan has not revealed any plans to replace the Navara in European markets, but claims that it is "not announcing the end of Navara for Europe".

Production is reported to have dropped to just 40 vehicles per day at Nissan's Barcelona plant as a result of poor demand and the cancellation of the short-lived Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The Renault Alaskan, which is also built on the Navara’s platform, was only offered in limited markets and never made it to the UK – further affecting output.

The new Navara will be built for other markets at Nissan’s plants in Thailand and South Africa.

In the UK, Navara sales dropped from 10,815 in 2017, to just 4,730 in 2020.

Nissan confirmed that the revised Navara will not be on sale throughout Europe, but said “we will continue to sell the current European Navara model, which is produced at the Barcelona plant.”

A spokesperson added "Navara is an important product and the Navara currently sold in Europe meets the needs of our consumers. Future product plans will be announced in due course.”

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