Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) today announced the arrival of the Nissan Navara King Cab 4X4. The King Cab bodystyle is common in Thailand, but this is the first of such trucks introduced in Malaysia.
The King Cab has four doors, but unlike in double cabs, the shorter rear ones here are “suicide doors” that open 90 degrees. There are no pillars to obstruct the opening. The room behind the front seats are for non-human cargo.
Also, compared to the Navara Double Cab, the shorter cab gives the King Cab a longer cargo bed. To be exact, it’s 1,840 mm vs 1,480 mm, or 360 mm longer.
Like the Navara 4X4 Double Cab M/T, the King Cab is powered by the YD25DDTi 2.5L engine with 174 PS and 403 Nm of torque, not the lower powered 144 PS/356 Nm engine from the Navara Calibre 4X2. It’s paired to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The 4WD system has ‘Shift on the Fly’ function that allows for switching from 2WD to 4WD on the move.
The Navara King Cab is available in four colours, namely Tungsten Silver, Twilight Grey, Brilliant White and Supreme Black. The on-the-road price (including insurance) for Peninsular Malaysia is RM 82,800 and the warranty is for three years or 100,000 km, whichever comes first.