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2017 Nissan Navara N-SPORT Black Edition now on sale in Australia

Nissan is the next in line to jump on board the black pack band wagon, with the introduction of the Navara N-SPORT Black Edition.

Based on the top ST-X dual-cab ute, the N-SPORT Black Edition separates itself from the rest via a fetching styling enhancement kit that includes many black or darkened highlights.

At the front there’s a black nudge bar complete with an LED light bar, extended wheel arches in, you guessed it, black, and a gloss black honeycomb grille with smoked chrome fog light trimmings.

Further down the side you’ll notice the exclusive 18-inch black alloy wheels, a thick decal along the bottom edge of the body and bonnet contour, and some side steps to complete the look. Buyers also receive a black soft tonneau cover for the tray, black sports bar, and N-SPORT badging scattered around the place.

No changes are made under the bonnet or to any of the mechanical stuff, but it does come with a 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder engine producing 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. This is one of the more powerful offerings in the class.

Inside it’s essentially the ST-X, which means it comes with a 7.0-inch touch-screen media interface, sat-nav with 3D maps, a rear-view camera, leather trim, and climate control. There’s also on-the-go selectable 2WD and 4WD, with low range for really tough conditions.

Nissan Australia is launching just 500 examples of the N-SPORT Black Edition, available with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic. Prices start at $54,490 for the manual and from $56,990 for the auto (excluding on-roads).

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.