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2009-10-12 12:58

Nissan's new NP200 bakkie has received a turbodiesel boost with the introduction of the 1.5dCi model.

The launch of this model gives buyers the option of an even more fuel-efficient NP200, which rivals the popular Corsa Utility and Ford Bantam bakkies.

With 63kW at just 3750 r/min and 200Nm at 1 900 r/min, the 1.5-litre diesel unit has a claimed average fuel consumption of 5,3 litres per 100km. Nissan also quotes a CO2 figure of 140g/km.

Like the 1,6-litre NP200s, the diesel model has a loading capacity of 800 kg, while Nissan says that its baby bakkie boasts a load area which is the longest (at 1807mm) and has the highest volume in its class.

The NP200 dCi is available in two specification levels, a Base and a High spec. The better-equipped of the two adding key safety features such as ABS and airbags, an audio system, 15-inch alloy wheels and body-coloured bumpers.

There is also 300 litres of stowage capacity behind the front seats.

- NP200 1.5dCi base: R143 600
- NP200 1.5dCI High-Spec: R174 000

An optional service plan of up to 60 000 km is available for the NP200 at a cost of R11 058. 

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