New Sasol GTC cars set for thrills

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Suzuki’s new Swift hatch and sedan in SA

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Nissan revises Hardbody range

2008-05-08 08:21
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Nissan
Model Hardbody NP300
Engine 2-, 2.4-, 2.5 (diesel)-litre fourcylinder
Power 84kW @ 5 600r/min, 105kW @ 5 600r/min, 98kW 3 600r
Torque 169Nm @ 3 200r/min, 205Nm @ 3 600r/min, 304Nm @ 2
New common-rail turbodiesel power is set to invigorate the upgraded range of Hardbody bakkies from Nissan.

The revised NP300 Hardbody range is available in two configurations; workhorse and Hi- Rider available in Single Cab and Double Cab derivatives.

Workhorse models are available in short and long wheel base configurations with five petrol and five diesel derivatives on offer - although certain diesel derivatives only arrive later this year.

New engines

From the outset the big news is a new 2.5-litre common rail diesel engine producing 98kW at 3 600r/rmin and 304Nm at 2 000r/min joins the range. This engine features second-generation common-rail direct injection with a 1 800bar injector pressure rating and replaces 3-litre turbodiesel.

Petrol engine options see a revised 2-litre petrol now producing 84kW at 5 600r/min and offers 169Nm at 3 200r/min, while the 2.4 litre now offers 105kW at 5 600r/min and 205Nm at 3 600r/min. The 3.3-litre V6 is discontinued.

Higher spec and safety

Air conditioning resides as a standard feature on certain models in the workhorse line-up. Hardbody owners will notice a new dashboard layout, durable roof lining, vinyl floor covering and redesigned four spoke steering wheel. Hi-Rider Double Cab models now feature a six-disc CD changer.

All High-rider, single-cab 4x4 and SE models will now receive driver and passenger airbags as standard safety equipment. Halogen headlamps and side headlamp reflectors are now available on the entire line-up too.

The 'S' models will feature 15' wheels, differential lock and tubular rear bumper as standard equipment. 'SE' models air conditioning, 15' wheels, differential lock and tubular rear bumper as standard fitment. The Hi-Rider models all feature body colour over fenders and colour coded front bumpers.

  • Service intervals are at 15 000km cycles. A 3 year / 90 000km Service Plan, 3 year / 100 000km warranty and 3 year /unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty apply. - 2.0litre SWB excludes a Service Plan



    2.0i SWB 4x2
    2.0i LWB 4x2 (Std, 'S' and 'SE')
    2.5 TDi LWB 4x2 (Std, 'S' and 'SE')
    2.5 TDi LWB 4x4
    2.4i LWB 4x4
    2.5 TDi D/Cab 4x2

    High Rider

    2.4i Hi-Rider S/Cab 4x2
    2.5 TDi Hi-Rider S/Cab 4x2
    2.4i Hi-Rider D/Cab 4x2
    2.4i Hi-Rider D/Cab 4x4
    2.5 TDi Hi-Rider D/Cab 4x2

    HARDBODY range currently available


    2000i 16V SWB S/Cab 109,950
    2000i 16V LWB S/Cab 129,950
    2000i 16V LWB S/Cab "S" 135,950
    2000i 16V LWB S/Cab "SE" 149,950
    2400i 16V Hi-Rider LWB S/Cab 177,950


    2.5TDi LWB S/Cab2.5 149,950

    2400i 16V Hi-Rider D/Cab 230,950


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