The New Nissan Navara Redefines Rugged
New Nissan Navara Leading the Pack
The highly anticipated 2017 New Nissan Navara is finally here! Which means it’s time to book a test drive at your nearest Nissan dealership and experience what rugged redefined truly is. However, before you head out, let’s see how the new Nissan Navara compares to some of the popular double-cabs out there. Buckle up and discover what sets the new Nissan Navara apart from the double-cab pack.
Your first choice
Everyone knows that the car you drive can say a lot about you. A sports car can say you like speed, while a station wagon can say you’re a family man. So, choosing your next car should not be taken lightly. Ask yourself a few helpful questions such as “What do I want my bakkie to do for me and possible say about me?” “What are my options and what are the main features I’m looking for?”
Yes, you are tough when you need to be, but there is much more to you, and you expect more from your ride. You want a tough vehicle when you are out and about pursuing adventures. Whether you’re heading out to the Drakensberg for some hiking and mountain biking, or hitting our beautiful coastline for some fishing, you want to toss your bag and all your equipment onto the back and set out without having to give the unknown terrain that lies ahead a second thought. If that’s you, then the New Nissan Navara will definitely be up to the challenge and nothing will hold you back.
But being tough is probably not going to be nearly good enough for you. You’re not a one-dimensional character, and your ride shouldn’t be one either. So, if you need a ride that is sophisticated and comfortable enough to take you to important meetings, family outings or perhaps on a special date, then you need the new Nissan Navara. It has been redefined to offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort. The LE Spec double cab comes standard with leather seats, colour touchscreen infotainment system with built in navigation and 360 degrees surround view cameras for safety and convenience.
Now you no longer have to choose between a hardworking pick-up or a comfortable SUV, because the New Nissan Navara offers you the best of both worlds in a single well-priced purchase.
Perfectly priced and specified
The new Nissan Navara will be going up against established brands such as the Ford Ranger, Toyota Hilux, and the Isuzu KB. Where all four these trusted-brands are tough guys when it comes to performance, the new Nissan Navara brings an added sense of sophistication and class to their latest double cab. It’s without a doubt worth every penny.
When comparing double cabs, it’s worth taking note of all the categories and not just to look at price or engine power in isolation. For example, the Toyota 2.8 GD-6 Raider 4X4 comes in at R554 4900, it has less torque (420Nm compared to the Navara’s 450Nm) and slightly less power (130kW compared to Navara’s 140kW). Fuel consumption of 7.6l/km, while the Nissan Navara has unbeatable fuel consumption of 6.5l/km the towing capacity and load capacity the Navara is Superior. Out of the four competitors, only the Nissan Navara and the Toyota has seven airbags. The Navara comes standard with superior LED headlights versus Halogen offered by the competition.
The Ford Ranger 2.2 TDCi xlS 4X4 is priced at just short of R513 900, but has lower torque (385Nm) and puts out less power (118kW) than the new Navara. It’s worth noting that it doesn’t include a rear-view camera as standard with this model, whereas the Nissan Navara has this handy feature that makes parking a breeze.
With the R549 800 price tag of the Isuzu KB 300D-TEQ 4X4 you do get a bigger engine, but less power (130kW) and less torque (380Nm) than the Nissan Navara. It also has the highest fuel consumption of the four with 7,9l/km.
Drivers loyal to the Nissan brand will know that it has one of the best warranty deals out of all the competitors with a 150 000km or 6 year plan at their network of dealerships countrywide, for peace of mind and reassurance.
In for a smooth ride
The most significant improvement that will make the new Nissan Navara stand out head and shoulders above the competition is not even visible at first glance. But it is definitely going to put a smile on your face. It is the segment-leading new five-link coil rear suspension that sees to it that your ride is as smooth as silk, whether you’re low level flying over tarmac, or negotiating challenging, rugged off-road terrain.
This is a game changer in the segment where competition is intense and customers want a quality ride when driving on and off the road. As one reviewer said, “coil sprung bakkies are the future,” and the 2017 Nissan Navara is clearly leading the pack in that department with its replacement of the widely used, outdated leaf spring set-up.
That settles it
At the end of the day, the choice is yours, of course. However, keep in mind that you are indeed spoilt for choice with the new, highly improved Nissan Navara entering the playing field. So, do yourself a favour and book a test drive, become rugged redefined.
|Nissan Navara 2.3D 4×4 SE MT||Ford Ranger 2.2TDCi XLS 4×4 MT||Toyota 2.8GD-6 RB Raider 4×4 MT||Isuzu KB 300 – D-TEQ LX 4X4|
|Price||R 514, 900||R 503, 900||R 554, 900||R 549, 800|
|Rear view camera||yes||no||yes||yes|
|Warranty||6 years/150 000km||5 years/100 000km||3 years/100 000km||5 years/120 000km|