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All-new Nissan Navara now available in the land of the brave

All-new Nissan Navara now available in the land of the brave

Nissan this week announced the launch in the local market of the all-new Nissan Navara bakkie which the automaker says offers an enhanced level of safety, comfort and driving pleasure but still with the durability, reliability and versatility that it is known for.

The vehicle is manufactured in South Africa. Over the many decades since the first Nissan bakkie hit the road, the Navara has continued to accompany and empower owners in many facets of their lives.

“We’re thrilled to announce the launch of this incredible vehicle,” said Stefan Haasbroek, marketing director for Nissan. “This new Navara brings the best of what Nissan has to offer in one package – it’s rugged and tough, smart and offers premium comfort, all at a price that provides customers great value for money.”

A reliable partner for work or travel, the new Navara comes with many best-in-class technologies, including an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features and safety systems, making it the most advanced Navara yet.

Nissan is bringing a comprehensive range to the market, starting with a Manual Transmission Single Cab. Further elevating the bakkie’s rugged character is the introduction of the range topper PRO-4X grade – a first for the Navara nameplate.

Improved pickup functionality

Powering the Navara is a 2.5l turbo diesel engine that has proven reliable in Sub-Sahara Africa driving conditions. The powertrain was chosen as it meets the performance, economy and durability requirements for customers in this demanding segment. The engine is available in two levels of output – High Output on LE and PRO-4X Grades, 140 kW power, 450 Nm torque; Mid Output on XE and SE Grades with 120 kW power, 403 Nm torque.

A strengthened rear axle and improved truck bed volume make the vehicle the ultimate worksite partner, ready to take on any challenges while still offering optimal room and comfort. For bakkie buyers, one of the most essential qualities is payload, and Nissan’s engineers worked hard to increase it.

When in four-wheel drive, the Navara activates its Active Brake Limited Slip Differential system (ABLS), which manages power delivery and wheel braking between the front and rear axles and between the left and right of the vehicle, depending on traction and speed.

Working with the Vehicle Dynamic Control system (VDC) and ABS brakes, this system enables drivers to be more confident and feel secure when towing large payloads and driving through muddy terrain with less acceleration and brake operation.

A new age of tough, tech and peace of mind

The new model returns with best-in-class technology through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, making it the most advanced Navara ever. These technologies create a 360-degree safety shield for the vehicle, helping protect the driver and passengers from potential risks.

Adding to the bakkie’s safety is Intelligent Around View Monitor (Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection), which uses four cameras to help drivers notice people and cars surrounding and approaching the vehicle.

To meet the increasing needs of connected lifestyles, the pickup is now equipped with a new NissanConnect infotainment system. This system allows customers to connect their smartphone to the bakkie and enable convenient features such as Bluetooth streaming audio, voice recognition and navigation.


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