Nissan unveils fresh Navara bakkie!
Nissan has officially unveiled the new Navara at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Japanese automaker claims that the new Navara "sets a new benchmark in the one-tonne pick-up sector".
Of course, this new model will be manufactured alongside Renault's upcoming bakkie, as well as a premium pick-up from Mercedes-Benz.
Nissan claims that the latest Navara brings a new level of car-like refinement, comfort and quality to the bakkie market.
The double-cab boasts an all-new five-link rear suspension system, which Nissan says provides "significantly improved ride comfort and handling", and is 20kg lighter than the previous leaf spring layout.
The king cab body-style, meanwhile, features a "substantially updated" version of the leaf spring design fitted to the previous generation model.
The new bakkie can also be had with many features Nissan offers in the crossover segment, including the Around View Monitor and Forward Emergency Braking.
Nissan claims that the Navara's new 2.3-litre dCi engine is up to 24 percent more efficient than the unit it replaces. Available with two power output options, 118kW and 140kW, the range-topping version introduces twin-turbocharging.
The latest generation model will launch with the choice of two- or four-wheel drive and the option of a standard six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The Navara's load carrying and towing ability across the range has also been improved, with payload ratings now in excess of one tonne across the range and a towing capacity of 3500kg.