Nissan reveals tougher, smarter and more efficient Navara pick-up
Nissan has released more information on the enhanced Nissan Navara pick-up truck, on sale now across Europe. An array of upgraded technologies ensure the Navara is top of the class in the pick-up truck sector, alongside an industry-leading pan-European 5 year / 160,000km warranty as standard.
All-new six speed manual transmission and revised suspension improves the ride, handling and comfort of the vehicle. Navara’s all-new six speed manual transmission is manufactured in Europe and is the first application globally. The new transmission delivers a major improvement in ease of shifting and refinement thanks to cable operation, adoption of a shorter gear lever, enhanced synchronisation and reduced vibration. The new transmission also features a more conventional shift pattern, with reverse gear located next to first, and new gear ratios for improved fuel efficiency and lower noise levels for highway driving. There has also been further tuning of the 7-speed automatic transmission, with improvements to comfort, refinement and responsiveness.
Front and rear disc brakes are now applied as standard for improved stopping power. The Navara can now also carry heavier payloads and thanks to Intelligent Trailer Sway Assist technology, towing has never been so confident.
The more efficient engine has fuel economy up to 6.9 litres per 100km in the Combined Cycle and emissions now starting from 182g CO2 per km. As the ultimate versatile working tool, the Navara’s twin-turbo engine comes with a choice of two outputs offering 163PS and 190PS respectively.
The King Cab sees an increase in payload of 55-95Kg (depending on specification) versus the previous model with a new payload of 1,165Kg (and Permissible Total Weight of 3,200Kg). The Double Cab meanwhile sees a payload increase of 54 - 114Kg, taking total payloads to 1115Kg – 1180Kg and a Permissible Total Weight of 3250Kg.
Other notable new features for this year’s model include Intelligent Trailer Sway Assist. This new system anticipates trailer sway by detecting yaw in the vehicle and making minute corrections in individual wheel braking and torque reduction to bring the vehicle and trailer back under control.
Intelligent Emergency Braking, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control and Intelligent Around View Monitor are again included, cementing the Navara’s status as an all-purpose pick-up that packs the latest technology.
Inside, the relationship between vehicle and driver is being redefined with new NissanConnect with Alliance In-Vehicle Connectivity (A-IVC). The NissanConnect infotainment system sees a dramatic hardware and software overhaul allowing customers to mirror their phone inside the vehicle, displayed on a new 8” high resolution clearer screen with multi-touch control and faster response times. The Navara also sees the addition of the NissanConnect Services app, featuring a telematics control unit and built-in 4G device that allows data to be shared without a separate phone connection.
Embedded TomTom Maps combine with over-the-air updates to ensure mapping is accurate in real time, alongside live traffic information, 3D maps, weather information and Google Satellite and Street View. The app also includes remote horn and light control and remote vehicle locator.