Locally produced Navara embodies Japanese engineering, making it the best Navara yet
ROSSLYN, South Africa (21 June 2021) – The new locally-produced Nissan Navara is now available at your nearest local dealership, and with significant technical and cosmetic upgrades, it’s a step change from the previous Navara. The major upgrade includes enhancements that ensure it meets the highest global quality standards and is adapted to local conditions.
The 2021 Nissan Navara includes developments in styling, technology, safety and overall performance. The result is an improved driving experience, enhanced ride comfort and load carrying capacity that positions the Navara as the leading bakkie in its segment.
"Our continuous improvement process has seen us re-engineer the entire range of models to produce a Navara that’s perfectly suited to South African and ultimately African conditions, with options that make sense for our market: single and double-cab, 2WD and 4WD options, and both automatic and manual transmissions,” Stefan Haasbroek, Marketing Director at Nissan South Africa.
The Navara is known for its rugged redefined looks, robust capabilities, reliability and versatility, making it one of the most respected and anticipated models within the Nissan line-up and around the world. These qualities have been enhanced across the board, with particular attention paid to engineering for South African road conditions, including off-road capabilities.
The all-new Nissan Navara also boasts an infotainment system with NissanConnect and 8” touch screen, modernised styling and high-power specs that are sure to impress both existing customers and those looking for a new workhorse or adventure vehicle. Nissan believes in the new Navara and the warranty plan of 6 year / 150,000 km speaks true to that. So whether you’re looking for the right vehicle to support your business growth or to explore South Africa’s remote and beautiful wildernesses, there is a Navara model for you.
The new Nissan Navara is powered by a tried and tested 2.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine, which allows us to meet our customers’ requirements for low running costs, reliability and performance. The 2.5l power-train is available in two levels of output. The high output engine, available on higher grade models, delivers 140kW power and 450Nm torque, while the mid-output engine, delivering 120kW power and 403Nm, the most powerful engine in the entry and mid grades bakkie segment. In addition, the Navara engine line-up is includes a 2.5l petrol engine delivering 118kW and 233Nm available on the entry grade XE Single Cab.
“We are excited and proud to be introducing the latest Nissan Navara which has been locally produced for the first time. We’re confident that with the technical changes and enhancements we’ve implemented, we are delivering the ultimate customer experience – a major upgrade to the current Navara many customers know and love,” Haasbroek said.
Keep safe and stay connected no matter where you are
The inclusion of Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) makes this range the most technology-advanced Navara yet – and the safest too. Intelligent driving tools can be paired with additional driver assistance that help you see more, sense more and take swifter action. One particular feature is Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, which monitors sudden movements of up to two vehicles ahead and alerts the driver of potential collision risk. This complements the Intelligent Emergency Braking feature, will activate which will activate the brakes in case of no response from the driver to avoid collisions – particularly useful in urban traffic situations.
For road trips and lengthy commutes, the Intelligent Driver Alertness supports safety and convenience with both visual and audible alerts that encourage the driver to take a break when it detects changes in driving style. For night driving, Intelligent High Beam Assist automatically switches headlights to low beam from high beam when it detects an oncoming vehicle. Further features warn drivers if they stray outside their lane without signaling and detect vehicles in the blind spot area when changing lanes.
Entering and exiting parking spots can be particularly tricky for even the best drivers, and there’s nothing worse than getting that first scratch on a new car. The Intelligent Around View Monitor uses four cameras to help drivers notice people and cars surrounding the vehicle, and is also useful for trailer hitching. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert warns drivers of potential collisions when reversing.
Rounding out this emphasis on safety are additional side and curtain airbags – bringing the total to seven.
Good looking and hardworking
Nissan aficionados will notice a distinctly different Navara this month, with the best-in-class bakkie boasting a tough, robust appearance that will inspire confidence even on the most rugged terrain.
The all-new Navara includes V-Motion identity, an over-fender for PRO-4X Grades, redesigned wheels and increased bed height, and new LED headlamps and foglamps – all built to allow for increased drivability and ease of use. Inside, the steering wheel has been restyled and seats have been redesigned for improved comfort and recovered in either cloth or leather. It is also a markedly quieter drive compared to previous models with reduced engine and wind noise within the cabin.
Navara drivers need never get lost again with included navigation app Navi and up to four USB ports in the Navara, including two quick-charging ports, and three 12V power outlets – so your devices never run out of juice. Two devices can be connected to Bluetooth at once.
The climate control features ensure that whatever the weather outside, you will always enjoy a comfortable ride. A dual aircon, with additional vents for rear passengers, means that everyone on board will be satisfied with the settings. Meanwhile, heated side mirrors and rain sensors ensure drivability is uncompromised even in extreme conditions.
Built for performance
The Nissan Navara offers a unique 7 AT and 4-wheel drive with differential lock for easy off-road driving. For manual transmission models, a new low gear ratio improves acceleration response, ease of driving, and ease of starting uphill. The 6-gear manual transmission offers ergonomic shift operation with smoother and more precise gear selection and comfortable reverse gear engagement. When four-wheel drive mode is engaged, traction is distributed evenly to all four wheels and tyre slip is avoided in severe conditions.
Your Navara will earn its keep with improved load and tow capabilities. Bed dimensions have increased, with improved suspension and posture, even when fully loaded, and a more ergonomic rear step bumper for easier access to loads. The chassis and powertrain have been adapted for better towing performance, with trailer sway control added as a standard feature to improve stability. This feature detects self-oscillation and applies braking to control the trailer.
The Navara comes to market with a new steering system, new tyres, improved suspension, reduced body vibration and motion, resulting in better handling, improved steering response and controllability.
To round out this impressive package, Nissan’s engineers have included LED headlamps, Follow Me Home feature, and Door Puddle Lamp to help you see the ground when you step out at night, auto door locks, an ignition key and a jack key that turns off the ignition and engine respectively.
“We cannot wait for our customers to get their hands on something that we have worked so tirelessly towards building, to create memorable journeys for them as we pride ourselves in every single detail inside and out to make the Navara the world-class vehicle it is,” Haasbroek concluded.