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New diesel, new bits, for Nissan’s Navara

• Nissan Navara gets enhanced 2.3-litre dCi diesel engine.
• Lowest-in-class CO2 emissions and lower fuel burn.
• Tech-packed, holder of 2016 International Pick-Up award

NEW ENGINE FOR NAVARA: Image: Nissan/Newspress
NEW ENGINE FOR NAVARA: Image: Nissan/Newspress

Nissan has upgraded its Navara bakkie with what the automaker describes as “a more advanced and eco-friendly” Euro 6 engine.

The upgrade includes the 142kW twin-turbo and 120kW single-turbo versions of the Navara’s 2.3 dCi diesel and, Nissan says, the change has made a significant difference to the bakkie’s environmental tyreprint – which also reduces running costs.

CO2 emissions now start at 159g/km, down eight grams/km on the preceding Euro 5 engine. Nissan says: “This enhancement has made the Navara best-in- class with fuel-consumption claimed marginally improved to 6.1 litres/100km.

‘HEAVY-DUTY ONE-TONNE PICK-UP’

A 17-litre AdBlue tank has been added to the Navara which can be topped up from a bottle or pump to be enough for 11 500km. Messages relating to the AdBlue system have been added to the Navara’s colour ‘combimeter’.

The Navara’s upgrade also adds::

  • Ignition stop/start on all manual versions.
  • Colour combimeter, cruise control /speed limiter.
  • Bluetooth for audio, multi-function controls on steering-wheel
  • Gross vehicle weight increased by 25-35kg, kerb weight by five to 38kg depending on model
  • One-tonne payload, 3.5-tonne towing capacity, continue

Nissan describes the Navara (Double or King cab) “a heavy-duty one-tonne pick-up that’s built to be the perfect partner for today’s commercial driver”. It rides on a five-link, coil-spring, rear suspension and is sold with a transferable five-year or 160 000km warranty.

READ more Nissan features on Carman’s Corner

“The improvements,” the automaker says, “clearly demonstrate Nissan’s desire to bring advanced technology to every sector of the market and to make driving safer and more convenient.

“It’s available with the surround-view cameras and emergency braking – systems that have proved popular on the Nissan Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail.”

NEW ENGINE FOR NAVARA: Image: Nissan/Newspress
NEW ENGINE FOR NAVARA: Image: Nissan/Newspress

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