Nissan South Africa have announced that the first demonstration models of the all-new Nissan Navara will be available at dealers this month. The new Navara will be on our market in three double cab models initially, with a 4×4 drive train and the choice of a six-speed manual or new seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Over time, the range will expand to include mid- and entry-level models in 4×4 and 4×2 guise, with several additional models in the pipeline.
The three 4×4 models that will be available here first come with the choice of SE and LE trim levels. All three models will feature Nissan’s dual-turbo diesel engine that delivers 140kW and 450Nm of torque from a low 1500 rpm, maintaining linear power delivery up to 2500 rpm for a wide and flat torque curve.
These double-cab variants of the new Navara will all come with seven airbags, a touch screen infotainment system and Nissan’s new 6-year / 150 000 km mechanical warranty as part of the Nissan Assured programme.
These models will all have a coil spring rear suspension set-up, the load box has a capacity of 1 061 litres and they can tow braked trailers weighing up to 3.5 tonnes (double that of the Nissan NP300 Hardbody).
The more luxurious LE grade will come with additional luxury and safety features such as Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Decent Control (HDC), a reverse camera and reverse sensors. An LE Automatic model is also available, which is equipped with a new seven-speed automatic gearbox
“With the introduction of an expanded Navara range, Nissan will be better positioned than any other local manufacturer to cater for every type of driver and application,” says Xavier Gobille, Director for Sales, Marketing and After sales at Nissan Group of Africa.