New Nissan Navara – here’s the first glimpse of the all-new SA made bakkie
Nissan’s has revealed the facelifted Navara bakkie that promises an enhanced level of safety, comfort and driving pleasure; durability, reliability and versatility.
NEW NAVARA IS BIG NEWS FOR SOUTH AFRICA
“New Navara will be made in Africa for Africans,” Nissan SA MD, Shinkichi Izumi pointed out. “I am immensely proud to reach this milestone and bring this amazing pickup to our plant in Rosslyn.
“With this major 3 billion rand investment, Nissan is continuing to actively pursue the Nissan Next transformation plan in Africa. This vehicle embodies our passion for excellence and our commitment to bring the very best products to our customers.”
Now a global model, the revised Navara’s styling borrows heavily from the full size US pickup Titan. Cues include an imposing grille, red Nissan badges and optional Bi-LED headlights with C-shaped daytime running. Add a tough-looking tailgate and taillights. Navara will also gain a new Pro-4x flagship model.
Moving inside, there’s a new smaller multifunction steering wheel with a new switch layout. There’s a new wide colour display panel the rev counter and the speedometer. And a fresh Apple Carplay and Android Auto multimedia system with additional USB points including a new C socket. Add new upholstery to and seating more comfortable seating with folding centre rear armrest with cupholders.
NEW NISSAN NAVARA CONTINUES ON EXISTING PLATFORM
Based in the existing platform Navara will continue with the existing 2.3-litre turbodiesel. That the current Navara chassis will likely continue unchanged. An all-new Navara under joint development with the Mitsubishi L200 will follow in five years.
Production starts for world markets in Thailand for an early 2021 launch. Local production will start later at Nissan plant Rosslyn in Pretoria.