Published on Monday 30 June 2014 in Pickup Truck News
At pickuptrucksdirect we like to bring you the latest on the new models….hot off the production line. We were delighted to learn that at its launch last week, Nissan has once-again set benchmarks for performance, versatility and running costs with the new NP300 Navara pickup.
The company hasn't meddled too much with the overtly popular front-end styling. There is plenty of bling with a new chrome grill and mirrors featuring an LED design. The lower roofline and black B-pillars add to the sporty styling.
Drivers might notice more changes inside the cabin with some quality ergonomics including a high-res colour display and aluminium like trim. The NP300 remains a workhorse at heart though with a reworked chassis to cope with a thrashing on the building site or farm, while Nissan also promises an improved turning circle, for easier town and city driving. It has a higher ground clearance, as well as a larger load bay.
Available in a range of different body types, with two or four-wheel drive, power comes from an updated version of the 2.5 litre diesel found in the current version. It will be available in a 187bhp or 161 bhp variant and either a six-speed manual or seven speed auto transmission.
For those with an eye on fuel costs, Nissan is claiming improvements of up to 11 per cent in economy over the current Navara.
If this has whetted your appetite, we're afraid you are going to have to hang on for a while longer. There is no news yet on when the new Navara will come to the UK, but when it does we'd expect it to start at around £20k. We'll keep you posted.