The NP300 Navara scooped top honours at the International Pick-up of the Year Awards 2016 in Lyon, France.
Judges praising its superior on-road and off-road capabilities, strong engine performance and payload capacity.
At 20kg lighter than the previous model, which is good for performance and fuel economy, the double-cab’s new five-link rear suspension is said to provide a crossover-like driving experience and it sports an impressive load bed, which is 67mm longer than the previous model.
The NP300 was judged on its off-road ability, on-road performance and value for money. It was also tested on its ability as a workhorse, which included comparing towing capabilities. It was noted as being comfortable and refined while maintaining its workhorse capabilities.
The new 2,3-litre turbocharged diesel engine, is available in 117kW and 140kW with the option of either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, with either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Ponz Pandikuthira, Director of Light Commercial Vehicles for Nissan Europe commented, “It is truly an honour to be selected as the International Pick-up of the Year by a panel of the most experienced commercial vehicle journalists across Europe.”