Nissan shows off new Navara

Nissan shows off new Navara

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Nissan has taken the covers off one of its key model updates – its next generation Navara – in Thailand.

Taking strong-cues from its Pathfinder and X-Trail SUVs, the new NP300 Navara looks more sculpted, and less blocky, than the highly successful D40 model it will replace.

“Since we built our first pick-up in 1933, over 14 million customers around the globe have come to depend on a Nissan pick-up to transport their families, work-mates and cargo, sometimes in the toughest of circumstances,” says Andy Palmer, Nissan’s chief planning officer.

“Nissan pick-ups are often the lifeblood of their communities, and they need a broader range of abilities than almost any other vehicle,” Palmer says. “Engineering a good one isn’t easy, but with the NP300 Navara, we’ve added to our accumulated 80 years of pick-up know-how, more comfort, convenience and SUV-inspired features, in-order to build a great one.”

Expect a redeveloped version of the current 2.5-litre diesel to power the new Navara in single, double and king-cab versions. Shift-on-the-fly 4×4 will be an option while other technology will include ‘vehicle dynamic control’, a system to use active breaking in place of limited slip differentials, hill start assist and hill descent assist.

The new model is expected here early next year.

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