Nissan to produce a limited edition “Titanium” trim
Only 200 units will be made, and will be released in September. While the Navara is already the bakkie equivalent of the Hulk, Nissan has decided to spruce it up another notch with titanium-coloured wheels, and a prominent front grille finished in smoked satin. The satin-look also finds itself at home on the rear step bumper, side mirror covers and door handles.
On the practical side, Nissan have added all-terrain tyres to help the “Titanium” get through the rough stuff without too much hassle. Towing is made easy by the addition of a tow bar, as well as front bull bar to scare away taxis, a handy tonneau cover to hide valuables in the load bay. Poser items include embossed carpets and special Titanium branded key ring: keep in mind that all the kit is standard. You can have your Nivara Titanium in any colour, as long as its white, black or silver.
Derivative-wise, the Navara Titanium is available in 4×4 and 4×2 guise, with the 4×2 model going for R374 000 and the 4×4 at R415 000. Which power plant do you get to tackle your way through treacherous terrain? Nissan are utilising their mighty 2, 5-litre turbo diesel engine, which in the 4×4 model serves up 128 kW and 403 Nm of torque. All that power is channelled through a six-speed manual, while Nissan quotes a fuel consumption figure of 9,0 l/100 km and a massive 3000kg towing capacity with a braked trailer.
Bundu bashers would be keen to know that the 4×4 has a ground clearance of 233mm; an approach angle of 29 degrees, while the departure angle is quoted is at 22 degrees.
Marinus Venter, Navara Product Manager at Nissan South Africa places importance on this model:“The Nissan Navara Titanium Special Version really brings into being the toughness of the Navara and is perfect for individuals who like to take the road less travelled. It has been well-positioned and offers great value in an exclusive package.”