The Euro-spec 2016 Nissan NP300 Navara has been officially revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA). The all-new model of the one-tonne pickup from the stable of Nissan will incorporate a crossover like levels of refinement with a robust build and clever engineering.
Nissan says that it has reworked the new NP300 keeping in mind the off-road ability and loading capacity, while maintaining comfort and refinement. It gets a robust and tough chassis with new design to further improve driveability. The DNA from Nissan’s crossovers has been carried over to the pick-up segment with the NP300 featuring first-in-class technologies in the pick-up market.
The new Nissan NP300 Navara has been designed to meet preferences of the European market. The exterior of the new pick-up gets a tuff and dynamic styling, coupled with convex and concave surfaces for an imposing stance. It sports the signature V-motion grille. The LED headlamps, boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights and muscular front bumper give the all-new model a very upmarket and urban appeal.
The new interior sees usage of durable and better quality materials. The dashboard has been reworked featuring a sculpted design to create increased cabin space and more roominess. The front seats offer improved ergonomics with Spinal Support, having been designed using technology inspired by NASA.
The all-new NP300 Navara aims to set a new benchmark for accessible technology. It gets crossover inspired features like Around View Monitor and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) which is unique to the pick-up market. It also adds driver assistance systems like Hill Descent Control (HDC), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Cruise Control, which have been incorporated after taking feedback from its previous owners.
The 2016 NP300 Navara will be offered with a 2.3-litre dCi engine in two states of tune, producing 118kW (157 hp) and 140kW (187 hp). The top spec 2.3-litre dCi engine producing 140 kW will feature twin-turbocharging. Additionally, the new engine is up to 24% more efficient than the previous unit, and also the cleanest and economical in its sector.