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Nissan introduces new Navara pickup with fuel economy improved by up to 11% over previous model

12 June 2014

Nissan has introduced the new NP300 Navara pickup truck for global markets. (The Nissan Frontier has been the comparable vehicle variant for the Americas.) The all-new model achieves lower overall running costs through a combination of improvements in powertrain performance and a reduction in body mass.

The NP300 Navara’s powertrain delivers improved performance, with reduced fuel consumption and emissions, as well as a dynamic control braking system that makes for a leader in segment performance. Engine options have been developed for best in class fuel efficiency and emissions ratings.

Models come equipped with improved versions of Nissan’s 2.5-liter DOHC in-line 4-cylinder diesel engine or 2.5-liter in-line 4-cylinder gasoline engine. The new 2.5-liter DOHC in-line 4-cylinder Diesel engine features maximum power of 140 kW (188 hp) and 120 kW (161 hp) at 3600 rpm, maximum torque of 450 N·m (332 lb-ft) and 403 N·m (297 lb-ft) at 2000 rpm, and higher boost from a turbocharger with electrical actuator. Fuel economy has been improved by as much as 11% over the previous model.

Shift-on-the-fly 4x4 driving can be engaged while the vehicle is in motion. The VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) system helps improve 4x4 driving performance and safety, along with ABLS (Active Brake Limited Slip), HSA (Hill Start Assist) and HDC (Hill Descent Control).

The NP300 Navara’s transmission options include a seven-speed automatic and six-speed manual transmission. The seven-speed automatic provides for low fuel consumption at slow speeds as well as better acceleration, expanded gear ratio for wider range of speeds, and smooth acceleration and shifting. The six-speed manual features enhanced fuel efficiency from low to high gear.

The Nissan NP300 Navara is represented by a wide range of body types and powertrain options according to individual market demands, through narrow- and wide-body type, king and double cab models, as well as all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive types.

Since we built our first pickup in 1933, over 14 million customers around the globe have come to depend on a Nissan pickup to transport their families, workmates and cargo, sometimes in the toughest of circumstances. Nissan pickups are often the lifeblood of their communities, and they need a broader range of abilities than almost any other vehicle. Engineering a good one isn’t easy, but with the NP300 Navara, we’ve added to our accumulated 80 years of Pickup know-how, more comfort, convenience and SUV-inspired features, in order to build a great one.

—Andy Palmer, Nissan’s Chief Planning Officer

The dashboard sports multiple easy-to-read dials, plus a large center console with a full array of intuitive features that combine with steering wheel controls to enable easy and safe use while driving. Included are high-resolution color TFT instrument displays with access to compass and turn-by-turn navigation support, fuel economy indicator and audio track and radio content. Customization features provide driver assistance in a variety of languages, as well as alerts, maintenance reminders and more.

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