Nissan Navara is the name for the D22 and D40 generations of Nissan pickup trucks sold in Asia. The line began in 1998, replacing the D21 Nissan Hardbody truck.
Nissan was the pioneer of the "Hardbody" or "Nissan Frontier" since 1986. The first was the D21, considered to be a small pick up. After more than 10 years with the D21, the second generation Navara was manufactured from 1998 and went until 2005 which was classed as a compact sized pick up. It was replaced with the bigger, taller, longer D40, which Nissan now considers to be a mid-size pick up truck.