The South Eastern Times : June 2nd 2015
6 ADVERTISING FEATURE The all new Nissan NP300 Navara NissaN has built on a pickup utility heritage of reliability and innovation to deliver the all new Nissan NP300 Navara. Nissan has manufactured strong and dependable pickups for over 80 years, pushing the boundaries of innovation to deliver what is needed to get the job done. “The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara delivers premium comfort, innovative features and advanced technology, all while maintaining the tough, capable and reliable characteristics that utility buyers expect,” said Richard Emery, Managing Director and CEO, Nissan Motor Co. (australia). “it builds on more than 80 years of Nissan pickup heritage globally and decades of strength for Navara in australia, where it has been the bestselling Nissan model in recent times.” Design The look of the NP300 Navara features a combination of Nissan pickup heritage and a progressive design expression. The signature Nissan V-motion grille flows into the bonnet through to the front guard, resulting in a smooth and dynamic character line. Other design features such as signature daytime running lights and chrome window moulding give a prominent and distinctive impression. The V-Motion motif continues in the tailgate section, supporting the Nissan badge. improved aerodynamics in the design also aid efficiency. Frontal area reduction strikes a balance between a flowing roofline, innovative, agile side design and exceptional roominess. Drivetrains Engines in the NP300 Navara feature improvements in both design and performance, developed for topof-class fuel efficiency and emissions ratings, impressive power output and acceleration as well as trustworthy reliability and cost of ownership. Topping the range of engine options is the Ys23DDTT, a twin-turbo 2.3-litre four-cylinder doubleoverhead camshaft (DOHC) diesel unit. Featuring a two-stage turbocharger, 200MPa injector system, thermal management system and electrical variable displacement oil pump, it produces 140 kilowatts of power, with 450 Newton metres of torque available low in the rev range at 15002500rpm for driveability. in the sT and sT-X 4x2 dual cab manual grades, this engine uses just 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres~ in terms of combined fuel economy, emitting just 166 grams of CO2 per kilometre.~ The Ys23 engine is also available in single-turbo diesel unit (Ys23DDT), producing 120 kilowatts of power and 403 Newton metres of torque. a petrol option is also available in the form of the Nissan QR25DE 2.5-litre DOHC engine, an engine known to australians from Nissan models such as the X-TRaiL and altima. in the NP300 Navara it produces 122 kilowatts of power and 238 Newton metres of torque. The six-speed manual and seven-speed automatic transmissions offer a balance between acceleration and fuel economy as well as delivering exceptional usability and reliability. The automatic gearbox features an expanded gear ratio, allowing for a wider range of speeds along with smooth acceleration and shift changes. Fuel economy is underpinned by the adoption of idle neutral control, as well as the application of a long travel lockup damper torque converter, which enables low revolution of the lockup without sacrificing NVH (noise, vibration, harshness). Braked towing capacity on all diesel grades is 3,500 kilograms^, an important feature in this segment. see specification sheet for full grade-by-grade rundown of braked/unbraked towing capacity, towball download and carrying capacity/payload. 671150 6 - Carsmart Chassis and Exterior at its core the NP300 Navara is tough and capable thanks to a fully boxed ladder frame design and rigid construction, which applies high-tensile strength steel in strategic areas. Exceptional angles of approach (29.5-32.5 degrees) and departure (2426.7 degrees) allow it to handle a range of conditions, with all components concealed under the frame for increased ground clearance. The lightweight ladder frame is engineered to withstand the rigours of the work site and punishment of intense daily usage both on and off-road. The five-link rear suspension in NP300 Navara dual cab pickup models provides better handling, ride comfort and offroad capability. Lateral rigidity is increased while suspension weight is decreased. increased vehicle stability delivers a more refined ride. Comfort is improved through reduced friction. Crumple zones in the body construction, both front and rear, minimise the risk of occupant injury in the case of an accident, as do side impact Door Beam and automatic Fuel Valve Cut (in case of rollover). Crushable zones front and rear absorb the impact energy while the safety zone protects the vehicles occupants. all dual cab pickup grades feature ventilated disc front brakes, rear drum brakes, independent double wishbone front suspension with front stabiliser bar, fivelink rear suspension with shock absorber and power steering. Interior The NP300 Navara offers a first-class ride for every day of the week, with new levels of comfort, safety and technology. The interior takes utility driving comfort to a new level. Optimum comfort is made possible by adjustments including instrument shapes and orientations, mirror base positioning and seat torso angle, which combine to create a wider, higher and more spacious effect. Design and position of the wing mirror and a-pillar provide improved visibility. in the range-topping sT-X grade, the centrepiece of the cabin is a 7-inch integrated colour display with touch screen, including satellite Navigation with 3D mapping. The sT grade features a 5-inch colour display. a 4-inch screen is featured on DX and RX grades. The heated, leather-accented# front seats in the NP300 Navara sT-X offer optimum comfort and function. The driver’s seat is eightway adjustable with power slide, recline and height options as well as power lumbar. Dual zone climate control and sunroof with electric one-touch power tilt and slide both appear on the sT-X grade, allowing for comfort in all conditions. Other sT-X interior features include intelligent Key with remote keyless entry, illuminated push button engine start and rear interior lights. a rear power-sliding glass window operated by a switch on the dashboard features on RX, sT and sT-X grades, allowing for easy reach access into the tub and increased ventilation. safety and Technology smart technologies stand-out throughout the NP300 Navara. a standout feature is a driver’s side knee airbag, one of seven airbags in the cabin (others are front and rear curtain airbags, driver and front passenger airbags and side airbags). The energy absorbing bonnet is designed to minimise pedestrian injury. an alloy sports bar with integrated high mounted brake light and front fog lights are standard on sT and sT-X grades, as are side steps for easier cabin entry and exit. New generation Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Brake Limited slip Differential (BLsD) improves dynamic performance and safety. anti-lock Braking system (aBs), Electronic Brakeforce Control (EBD), Traction Control system and Brake assist (Ba) also appear on all dual-cab grades. The steering wheel controls and dashboard displays provide simple functionality. in sT and sT-X grades, advanced Drive assist Display (aDaD) provides multiple screen options in the centre of the dashboard, between the tachometer and speedometer dials, meaning drivers can view information at a simple glance. aDaD display options include fuel economy, distance to empty, audio information and navigation directions (satellite Navigation available as standard on sT-X). Bluetooth Phone and audio streaming are included on all grades. NissanConnect™ smartphone integration features on sT and sT-X grades, allowing use of apps such as Facebook, Google search and Pandora.## Rear View Camera is standard on sT and sT-X grades, with reversing sensors also included on sT-X. ^ Towing capacity is subject to towbar/ towball capacity. The capacity may be reduced if a non-genuine Nissan towbar is fitted. # Leather accented features and upholstery may contain synthetic material. ## NissanConnect smartphone Connectivity features and function may vary by grade.
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