Watch out Mitsubishi L200: Nissan has revealed its new Navara pick-up, set to be formally unveiled at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.
Dubbed the ‘NP300’, the new Navara will feature higher levels of kit and ‘crossover-inspired refinement’, says Nissan.
Based on a new platform, the Nissan Navara will come with a new 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine offered in 160hp and 190hp guises. For the first time, it will also be offered with a five-year/100,000-mile warranty.
Economy figures are yet to be confirmed, but Nissan is claiming a 24% improvement, making this one of the most frugal trucks on the market.
Four-wheel-drive versions should be capable in the rough stuff, while a two-wheel-drive model will also be offered for those seeking efficiency. Buyers get a choice of a manual or automatic gearboxes.
The manufacturer says its payload will now exceed one-tonne across the range, while it will be capable of towing up to 3,500kg. The new double cab’s loadbed is 67mm longer than the outgoing model, at 1,578mm. The King Cab’s loadbed measures 1,788mm.
More attention has also been given to the interior, with a revised dashboard apparently increasing the feel of space in the cabin, while kit such as Nissan’s around-view monitor will tempt private buyers.
We’ll find out more about the new Nissan Navara – and see it in the metal for the first time – at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. The show starts on 15 September.