Nissan’s Navara double-cab range of bakkies has been expanded from three derivatives to seven, with the addition of four 4×2 variants locally.
The the new 4×2 variants carry the same 2.3-litre turbo-diesel engine (that delivers 140kW and 450Nm) as the 4×4 models, mated with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed auto gearbox. All models ride on a ladder-frame chassis and have coil spring five-link rear suspension.
These cheaper rear-wheel-drive bakkies have automatic LED headlights, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, three 12V sockets in the cabin, an automatic dimming rear view mirror and seven airbags as standard.
Another standard feature across the range is the on-board navigation system with 3D mapping and live traffic updates, radio, video in DVD/VCD/CD/MP3 or MPEG4 format, USB connectivity and Bluetooth with audio streaming – all operated from the steering wheel.
The R66 000 price difference between the entry-level 4×2 bakkie and the entry-level 4×4 model will expand the range of affordability to a new range of buyers, who may have been hankering after the latest-generation Navara since its introduction in March 2017.
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×2 SE DC: R457 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×2 SE DC auto: R471 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×2 LE DC: R519 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×2 LE DC auto: R538 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×4 SE DC: R523 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×4 LE DC: R573 500
Nissan Navara 2.3 4×4 LE DC auto: R594 900