Nissan South Africa has revealed more details about the new Navara. The much anticipated offering is said to be the best yet thanks to a raft of technological improvements. Does it have what it takes to fight alongside the Ford Ranger and the ever popular Toyota Hilux?
In the South African context, the Navara is renowned for its Rugged Redefined looks, robust capabilities, reliability, and versatility, making it one of the most respected and anticipated models across the Nissan line-up and around the world.
Keen to provide exceptional customer satisfaction, Nissan has produced an exciting range of models, ensuring there is a Navara to suit everyone’s needs, whether you are buying to empower your business, or taking your family on an off-road adventure. Priced competitively, the Navara’s innovative technical changes, modernised styling, and high-power specs will impress existing customers and appeal to those looking for a new workhorse or adventure vehicle.
“With the introduction of the all-new Navara pickup in South Africa, we are confident that the significant technical changes implemented across our extensive line-up, will deliver the ultimate customer experience, with enhanced ride comfort, load carrying capacity, and a powertrain selected specifically for the South African market,” says Haasbroek.
The new Navara single cab 2.5l DDTi Diesel mid-output (XE and SE Grades), with its 2.5 litre dual overhead camshafts with direct injection, turbocharged with intercooler diesel engine producing 120kW of power and 403Nm torque, is already proving to have the most powerful engine in the class, and is a popular choice for South African pickup drivers.
A focus on comfort
The previous (current Navara) introduced a 5-link rear suspension set up which improved ride comfort. This new model aims to improve on that even more thanks to the successful combination of a new chassis with revised mountings for less vibration; increased rear height; better shock absorber damping; and a new dual-rate 5-link coil suspension that was designed to ensure a comfortable ride across all of South Africa’s spectacular terrains.
Not just a pretty face
The new Navara will be able to engage 4WD (4H) at speeds up to 100km/h with the shift-on-the-fly 4×4 gearbox. Maximum performance is achieved as Nissan’s 4H constantly monitors conditions and adjusts the balance of power between the front and rear axles to maintain traction, while the Active Brake Limited Slip Differential system (ABLS) 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. New Navara drivers also have the option to select low range 4WD (4LO) for difficult terrain.
Work hard play hard
The all-new Navara’s payload is now 100kg bigger, thanks to an increase of 36mm in the front, and 64mm in the rear of the height of the load-box, perfect for loaded extra building supplies or camping gear. An added step to the rear bumper for the SE Plus and LE grades, and an easy-lift tailgate and a torsion bar on all DC derivatives, also makes loading and unloading easier.
If more space is needed then hook a trailer or caravan. To make that task easier the new Navara’s Trailer Sway Control (TSC) system, with yaw-rate-monitoring can detect the trailer’s self-oscillation, while the Vehicle Dynamic Control system (VDC) enables it to handle the brake pressure of the trailer to reduce self-oscillation.
“We have invested substantially in improvements to the noise, vibration, and harshness reduction for a very quiet and comfortable drive, which bears testimony to improvements made on suspension range and powertrain capability. The Navara line-up also features additional safety technology through Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM), and offers a host of cabin features including an 8” touch screen with NissanConnect, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay all to delight and empower our customers,” said Haasbroek.
With its bold masculine design, the new Nissan Navara offers customers good value-for-money, has low running costs, competitive parts pricing, and competitive fuel efficiency, strong aftersales service, all designed to help your business’s bottom line, while being rugged and tough enough to do the job right, minimising downtime, and maximising uptime.
Nissan Navara Single-Cab Lineup
Nissan Navara 2.5 Petrol XE 4X2 MT SC R311 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D XE 4X2 MT SC R350 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE 4X2 MT SC R426 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D LE 4X2 MT SC R456 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D 4X4 SE MT SC R492 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D 4X4 LE MT SC R527 000
Nissan Navara Double-Cab Lineup
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE 4X2 MT DC R474 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE 4X2 AT DC R498 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE Plus 4X2 MT DC R505 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE Plus 4X2 AT DC R528 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D LE 4X2 AT DC R606 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D PRO-2X 4X2 AT DC R686 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE 4X4 MT DC R552 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D SE Plus 4X4 MT DC R580 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D LE 4X4 MT DC R660 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D LE 4X4 AT DC R677 000
Nissan Navara 2.5D PRO-4X 4X4 AT DC R740 000