Nissan has developed an even more menacing version of its Navara pick-up truck called the N-Guard.

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Based on the top-of-the-range Tekna model, the N-Guard is set apart by its black design touches on the grille, door handles and rear bumper, as well as the black alloy wheels and matching side steps. There are mud-splattered stripe graphics on the side, too, which extend from the front wheel arch to the rear of the car.

But despite the amount of equipment on offer, just three paint colours are available: Twighlight Grey, Metallic Black and Storm White.

Nissan Navara N-Guard Special Edition

Inside, these metallic and pearlescent shades are complemented by restyled cloth-and-leather seats with a dark grey and yellow design, while there’s yellow stitching on the door cards and floor mats. There’s a tinted sunroof, too.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning and satellite navigation, as well as Nissan’s Around-View Monitor, which is a 360-degree manoeuvring camera that provides a bird’s eye view of the car’s surroundings. Headlight washers have been included, too, despite not even being available as an option on the standard Navara.

Nissan Navara N-Guard Special Edition

Under the bonnet, the N-Guard gets Nissan’s range-topping 187 bhp 2.3-litre diesel engine, which comes with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.

Nissan says prices start from £28,075 for the manual and £29,525 for the automatic, but because the Navara is technically a pick-up truck, these prices are quoted before VAT is added. For private customers, the manual will start at around £33,500, while the automatic will come in at roughly £35,500.

Gallery: 2018 Nissan Navara N-Guard special edition