Crown Motors Group announced the launch of the all-new Nissan Navara. The newly launched pickup truck delivers an enhanced level of safety, comfort and driving pleasure coupled with durability, reliability and versatility.

Powering the Navara is a 2.5l turbo diesel engine that has proven reliable in the toughest African driving conditions. The powertrain was chosen as it meets the performance, economy and durability requirements for customers in this demanding segment. The engine is available in two levels of output – High Output on LE and PRO-4X Grades, 140 kW power, 450 Nm torque: Mid Output on XE and SE Grades with 120 kW power, 403 Nm torque.

For pickup customers, one of the most essential qualities is payload, and Nissan’s engineers worked hard to increase it, delivering segment-leading capacity. When in four-wheel drive mode, the Navara activates its Active Brake Limited Slip Differential system (ABLS), which manages power delivery and wheel braking between the front and rear axles and between the left and right of the vehicle, depending on traction and speed.

An additional offering is the Hill Start-Assist, which helps prevent rollback when starting up again from a stopped position on an incline. It allows drivers to change pedals easily from brake to the accelerator and carry out a safer hill start. This means that the car will remain on a standstill for a maximum of two seconds while changing pedals.

Inside, the new Navara features improved quietness, thanks to the increased amounts of sound insulation and laminated windshield and front windows, further reducing the stress for both driver and passenger. Additionally, the cockpit is now more convenient and driver-orientated. This includes a new Nissan steering wheel and improved styling of the instrument panel highlighting the 8-inch navigation screen and a 7-inch higher resolution TFT screen.

For the first time the system also features an off-road monitor, made to confirm surrounding obstacles at low speeds when in four-wheel drive. To meet the increasing needs of connected lifestyles, the pickup is now equipped with a new NissanConnect infotainment system. This system allows customers to seamlessly connect their smartphone to the pickup and enable convenient features such as Bluetooth streaming audio, voice recognition and navigation.

Speaking at the launch, Tony Voorhout, Managing Director of Crown Motors Group Kenya said, “We are thrilled to announce the launch of this incredible vehicle. This new Navara brings the best of what Nissan has to offer in one package. It is rugged and tough, smart and offers premium comfort, all at a price that provides customers great value for money.”

New Nissan Navara pickup specifications

Fuel type: Diesel
Engine displacement: 2,298 cc
No. of cylinders / configuration: 4 / in-line
Max engine torque, Nm / rpm: 425 / 1,500 – 2,500
Drivetrain: 4WD
Max. engine power, PS / rpm: 163 / 3,750
Emission class: Euro 6d-Temp
Acceleration – 0-62mph: 12.5 seconds
Max speed: 106 mph
Number of gears: 6-speed
Gear box type: Manual
No. of valves per cylinder / configuration: 4 / DOHC
Compression ratio: 15.4
Fuel tank capacity: 73 litres
Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system – AdBlue® Tank capacity: 17 litres
Number of seats: 5
Frame type: Ladder
Front suspension: Double wishbone with coil over strut
Rear suspension: 5 link with coil spring
Steering system: Rack and Pinion Power Assisted
Turning circle diameter, wall to wall: 13.1 metres
Brake type – front: Ventilated Disc
Brake type – rear: Ventilated Disc
Wheel size: 17 x 7.0J
Tyre size: 255/65 R17