The new NP300 Nissan Navara, the first all new Navara in ten years, will go on sale in Australia in May 2015. Initially some 14 different dual-cab pick-up models will be available but only eight of them will be 4x4.
Single-cab/chassis, King-cab/chassis, King-Cab pick-ups and dual-cab/chassis models won’t arrive until the third-quarter 2015 to bring the total model range to 27 variants, including 4x2. The NP300 Navara will replace both the existing D40 and D22 ranges.
The new Navara 4x4s come with two different engines and in four model grades, RX, DX, ST and ST-X. The engine line up is led by an all-new 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel that claims 140kW and 450Nm. This engine will be available in ST and ST-X models while further down the range a 120kW single turbo diesel is offered. The standard gearbox is a six-speed manual while an optional seven-speed automatic will be available on most models. Dual-cab pick-ups also get five-link coil suspension rather than leaf springs at the rear. All 4x4 variants will have a 3500kg maximum towing capacity.
All models get seven airbags (front, side, curtain and driver’s knee), daytime running lights, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, auto headlights and electronic stability and traction control.
The RX then adds remote keyless entry and swaps the DX’s 15-inch steel wheels for 16-inch steels.
The ST ups the ante with 16-inch alloys, an alloy sports bar, a rear diff lock, auto-levelling LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps, and a five-inch touchscreen for audio and Smartphone connectivity and the reversing-camera display.
The top-spec ST-X then adds leather seats, heated up front and with electric adjust for the driver, auto entry, push-button keyless start, dual-zone climate control, a seven-inch touchscreen display, sat-nav, 18-inch alloys, a tilt and slide sunroof, an adjustable load-restraint system for the tub and hill-start and hill-descent control.
Nissan NP300 4x4 Prices*
|RX Dual-Cab Pick-Up manual||$39,990|
|RX Dual-Cab Pick-Up automatic||$42,490|
|ST Dual-Cab Pick-Up manual||$45,990|
|ST Dual-Cab Pick-Up automatic||$48,490|
|ST-X Dual-Cab Pick-Up manual||$51,990|
|ST-X Dual-Cab Pick-Up automatic||$54,490|
* Suggested retail price for initial roll-out in May 2015
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