If you browse Nissan website, you couldn’t help but to notice this.
The all new Nissan Navara NP300 is about to crash the UTE / truck market party with a number of firsts in class. For the first time, a truck will be made available with multi-link rear suspension in place of leaf springs. This move will convince more urban drivers as multi-link suspensions are more comfortable than leaf springs, at the expense of load capability.
A few other firsts in class features include 7 speed automatic transmission, LED headlamp with daytime running light, Teana-inspired zero gravity seats and get this, a rear aircon vent. It looks like Nissan is tantalizing more urban users to this segment with this spec, which makes sense as there are more and more UTE users due to their versatility.
The engine remains the same as the outgoing one – YD25 or 2.5 turbo diesel, albeit up in power and torque department at 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque. It looks like we don’t get the downsized YD23 which is probably due to the diesel quality. We do hope that more fuel brand are going to join BHP in making diesel Euro 5 grade more readily available nationwide.
Mitsubishi had started the party with the new Triton, with the facelifted Ford Ranger soon this month. The remaining contenders in this market are Mazda with their facelifted BT-50 and all new Toyota Hilux. It looks like Nissan has chosen quite the right time in releasing teaser of its all new Navara NP300.