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Top new models for SA

From Renault's new Alaskan bakkie to the latest models at the Frankfurt motor show bound for SA.

Electric cars in SA

The debate on whether or not Electric Vehicles (EV) are viable in South Africa rages on.

Scoop info: New Nissan Champ

2008-05-15 08:29
The Nissan 1400 bakkie is due for replacement shortly, and Wheels24 has learnt some key details about this important half-tonner.

A poster child for the Renault-Nissan alliance, the new NP200, as the model range will be known, is in fact a Dacia Logan pick-up (pictured right) which has been rebadged as a Nissan for the local market. Dacia is a Renault subsidiary.

Models produced for South Africa will look slightly different, with a neater colour-coded front end being the most evident change.

The outgoing model continues to register strong sales in its run-out phase and close to 2 000 units have been sold since the start of 2008.

NP200's engine details remain virtually unknown, but a Nissan source has hazarded that power could be sourced from the 1.6-litre currently seen in the Livina MPV, or the 1.4-litre lifted from the Micra.

Entry level models are likely to be sold with air-conditioning and power steering as standard.

The new NP200 goes on sale in the third quarter of this year.

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