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Have a closer look at the 2018 Navara’s new dual-rate coils

When we drove the V3 updated 2018 Navara a couple of weeks ago, we found it to be vastly improved. Along with the faster steering, there is one thing that transformed this ute the most: the coil springs. It’s a dual rate setup, which means the coil has different rates at different ends. It’s kind of tricky to explain, so here is a video to show you how they work.

 

 

Coil springs are still a relatively new thing for this segment, let alone going into dual-rate territory. It’s a big improvement overall. If you want to check out what lurks under the bonnet of this Navara, check out this video:

 

 

What do you think of these changes to the 2018 Nissan Navara? Does this make it one of the best options for a ute on the market? Let us know in the comments below.

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I think it’s a step in the right direction. I’m in the market for a new vehicle and am seriously considering the Navara, partly because I have owned Nissans before and had trouble free run with them (but only time will tell with these new hi-tech engines) and partly because Nissan is pushing the boundaries in suspension set up and as not all of wants to carry a Ton in the tray the loaded/unloaded compromise is acceptable. Just my 2 cents worth.

Have had the STX now for about 6 months and I’m converted the best tow vehicle I have had, but still smooth enough to drive around

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