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Nissan expands Navara range: new 4x2 double cab

2018-03-06 15:04

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Lance Branquinho takes the 2017 Nissan Navara 2.3D through its paces.

Rosslyn - Nissan is expanding its Navara range with a 4x2 Double Cab version, the Japanese automaker has fitted the Navara with a around-view monitor that uses a cameras to display what’s going on around the driver.

The Navara also benefits from enhanced insulation with further reductions in engine noise, vibration and harshness.

The Navara has a spacious interior, spinal support seats, Bluetooth audio streaming and Navigation standard across the range, and an intelligent key with stop/start button. 

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Two gearbox options available 

The Navara has the first coil spring five-link rear suspension in a mainstream 1-ton pick-up, which is fitted to its solid ladder-frame chassis.

Nissan says it engineers found that the coil rear suspension is sturdier than traditional leaf springs. The Navara also has class-leading payload capacity of more than one ton and can tow a braked trailer up to 3.5 tons.

The Navara is available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed automatic gearbox, which features gear ratios selected to specifically optimise the torque delivery of the new twin turbo engine and also offers a manual shifting function.

The on-board navigation system with 3D mapping and live traffic updates which is standard across the range, includes radio – with up to 30 pre-set radio stations, video in DVD/VCD/CD/MP3 or MPEG4 format, USB connectivity and Bluetooth with audio streaming – all operated from the steering wheel.

LED headlights as standard

The Navara has a 229mm ground clearance, but the 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).

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There are larger doors for easier ingress and egress, a 23-degree slanted rear bench for greater comfort, more rear legroom and a host of creature comforts such as the first-in-class dedicated rear air vents and even an electrically operated rear cab window.

The list of standard luxuries includes automatic LED headlights, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control, three 12V sockets in the cabin, an automatic dimming rear view mirror and 7 airbags (including an airbag to protect the driver’s knees).


The modern twin turbo 2.3-litre intercooled engine combines 140kW of power with leading fuel efficiency. It has strong, smooth acceleration and 450Nm of torque available from 1500r/min.

The engine combines common rail direct injection and both a smaller, high pressure turbo and a larger, low-pressure turbo to deliver more linear power throughout the engine speed range.

Prices and range

Navara 2.3 4x2 SE DC MT – R457 900
Navara 2.3 4x2 SE DC – AT – R471 900
Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC – R519 900
Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC + Leather seats – R532 900
Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC AT – R538 900
Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC AT + Leather seats – R551 900
Navara 2.3 4x4 SE DC MT – R523 900
Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC MT – R573 500
Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC MT + Leather seats – R586 500 
Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC AT – R594 900 
Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC AT + Leather seats – R605 900 

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