All-new Nissan Navara to set pick-up benchmark

Nissan have revealed the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara pick-up which they have aimed to set the benchmark for style and performance in the pick-up market.

There are a number of changes to the Nissan Navara that are said to bring the level of refinement up as well as continuing the off-roading capabilities of the pick-up.

Technology has advanced incredibly on the all-new Nissan Navara with an array of new affordable technology features on the pick-up.

The Nissan Navara has Around View Monitor and Forward Emergency Braking both of which are first in class for the the pick-up segment. The list of features doesn’t stop there with Cruise Control, Hill Descent Control and Hill Start Assist, keyless entry, rear-view camera and parking sensors all satisfying the demands of the Nissan Navara owners.

Now they may sound like some pretty basic features for a car these days but the pick-up segment isn’t the most technological of motoring segments. In pick-up terms this is pretty advanced for its class.

The improvements continue with the driving ability of the all-new Nissan Navara. The NP300 Navara has been developed to deliver a Crossover-style driving experience without actually compromising the acclaimed off-road ability of previous Navaras.

In order to pull off the driving ability of the NP300 Navara, Nissan designed an all-new five-link rear suspension system that provides improved ride comfort and handling as well as being 20kg lighter than the previous system.

The interior has had improvements in quality, comfort, space and practicality for both drivers and passengers.

Nissan have used some interesting features to improve the interior. For example the dashboard assembly has been redesigned to improve the appearance as well as increasing the cabin space.

There are also Spinal Support front seats that offer improved ergonomics and incredibly have been engineered using technology inspired by NASA.

Luxury features include dual-zone digital climate control, a new rear cab ventilation and seat design, to provide a more comfortable experience for the passengers.

The NP300 Navara features a new 2.3-litre dCi engine and is available in two power outputs; the first producing 157hp and the second 187hp, which as the most powerful variant, introduces twin-turbo technology to the pick-up segment for the first time.

Even with the improved power the engine is up to 24% more efficient that the unit it replaces and according to Nissan is the cleanest and most economical in its sector with low running costs and reduced emissions.

The new NP300 Navara will launch with the choice of two or four-wheel drive and the option of a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox.

As a pick-up, one of the best features of the segment is the load carrying and towing ability. Nissan have increased the payload to around one tonne across the range and towing capacity is now 3,500kg.

The Nissan Navara load bed has also been increased with the Double Cab version load bed measuring 67mm longer than the previous model, which is in fact a sector-best load bed length of 1,578mm. The King Cab version load bed measures and impressive 1,788mm in length.

The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara will make its European debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on the 15th September where further information such as prices for each spec and the release dates most likely to be announced.

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