The D22 Navara was a compact size pick up truck manufactured from 1997 to 2004. However, Nissan continues to build the D22 as a cheaper alternative to the current D40, and is known as "Pickup"
Originally planned to follow the D21 Hard Body in being designed by Nissan Design International in La Jolla, CA, design of the D22 was reluctantly given to Japan during the 1994–1995 period. This was due to NDI being busy with many design projects of for concepts and models, such as the Quest (VX54 II), Altima (L30), and Maxima (A32.5). Design of an updated D22 was eventually given to NDI in 1998.
The first series of D22s had larger (QD32) 3.2-litre normally aspirated Diesel engines producing 75 kW. The second series has 4 available engine types. They were as follows:
- KA24E 2.4-litre, SOHC 1997-1999 (Australia).
- KA24DE: 2.4-litre, DOHC, 16V, 4-cylinder, producing 110 kW (148 hp) @ 5600 rpm and 208 N·m (153 lb·ft) @ 3600 rpm.
- YD25DDTi (133 PS): 2.5-litre, DOHC, 16V, 4-cylinder, Turbo diesel intercooler, producing 98 kW (133 PS; 131 hp) @ 4000 rpm and 304 N·m (31 kg·m; 224 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm.
- ZD30DDT: 3.0-litre, DOHC, 16V, 4-cylinder, Turbo diesel (non intercooler), producing 110 kW (148 hp) @ 3400 rpm and 314 N·m (232 lb·ft) @ 2000 rpm.
- VG33E: 3.3-litre, SOHC, 12V, 6-cylinder, producing 125 kW (168 hp) @ 4800 rpm and 266 N·m (196 lb·ft) @ 2800 rpm.