IT'S HERE!The 2017 Nissan Navara has arrived in SA.Image: Charlen Raymond / Wheels24
Cape Town - The launch of Nissan's Navara is in full swing and we've received prices for the new bakkie.
The new Navara will initially be available in three double-cab versions, with a 4x4 drivetrain and the choice of a six-speed manual or new seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Over time, the range will expand to include mid- and entry-level models in 4x4 and 4x2 guise, with several additional derivatives planned for SA.
Three model range
First to market will be three 4x4 variants with a choice of SE and LE grade levels. All three derivatives will feature Nissan’s next-generation dual-turbo diesel engine that delivers 140kW/450Nm from its 2.3-litre engine.
Standard specification is quite generous: including automatic headlights, air conditioning, cruise control, three 12V sockets in the cabin, an automatic dimming rear-view mirror and seven airbags (including an airbag to protect the driver’s knees).
High-grade versions sport dual zone climate control and keyless entry with a Start/Stop button.
In terms of design, the B-pillar has been blacked out and the roof has been lowered by 20mm.
Also visible from the side view are rear privacy glass, side steps and 16” alloy wheels on the Mid-grade and 18” alloy wheels with striking diamond cut finish on the High-grade. The rear-view reveals bold new rear lights and a high-mounted stop light and integrated aerodynamic lip on the tailgate.
The Navara has a 229mm ground clearance, but the new raised suspension set-up and smart design have allowed for a 3-degree improvement in the approach (33.0 degrees), ramp-over (25.2 degrees) and departure angles (27.9 degrees).
The suspension and drivetrain set-up also means that the new Navara has a lateral tilt angle of up to 50 degrees.
Myriad of accessories
The range of accessories including cosmetic additions such as headlamp and rear light guards, a range of decal kits, aluminium or moulded scuff plates and a choice of two different sports bars and nudge bars.
The accessories also include more off-road specific additions, such as a heavy duty off-road suspension upgrade kit and custom black XD alloy wheels with all terrain tyres.
Other additions include a tow bar, roof rails of different designs, different tonneau covers options and seat cover sets that are airbag approved.
2.3 DDTT 4x4 SE Double Cab MT – R514 900
2.3 DDTT 4x4 LE Double Cab –MT – R565 900
2.3 DDT 4x4 LE Double Cab AT –R597 900
Retail Price includes three year or 90 000km service plan and six year or 150 000km warranty.