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2015 Nissan NP300 Navara

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  • Nissan NP300 Navara
  • Year:
    2015
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Transmission:
    six-speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    188
  • Torque @ RPM:
    332
  • Energy:
    Diesel
  • Displacement:
    2.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    10 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    136 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; RWD; 4WD
  • Price:
    19000
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Nissan has been building midsize trucks since 1985, with models stretching all across the globe. Here in U.S., the Hardbody and then Frontier have filled the slot, but overseas in nearly every other country, it’s been the Navara. Now for 2015, the Navara moves into its twelfth generation with the NP300 Navara.

While we were expecting Nissan to announce the U.S.-spec Frontier sometime soon, the automaker has been quiet on the details. We do suspect many if not most of the Navara’s details will transfer over to the Frontier, but we cannot be certain. That’s especially true when considering the powertrain options.

As for the new NP300, the updates are more evolutionary than revolutionary. A more ridged high-strength frame holds still the independent, coil-over suspension up front with a leaf spring suspension out back. Power comes from two — so far — improved engines: a 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder, gasoline mill and a 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder, turbo-diesel. Both engines are more efficient and powerful, helping the truck do more with less fuel. A seven-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission are offered with both engines.

An electric, shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system is available and is assisted by Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control system, Hill Start Assist, Hill Decent Control, and Active Brake Limited Slip. That last feature uses the brakes to apply force to a spinning wheel in low-traction situations on both the front and rear axles. The mechanical differential then sends power to the opposite wheel.

These nitty-gritty features all work together to get make the Navara look like a solid contender for Nissan in the upcoming years. As far as the U.S. version, it appears we’ll have to wait a bit longer for any news. But when it comes, rest assured that TopSpeed will have it covered.

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2018 Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32

2018 Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32

The most capable Navara ever built!

You might know it as the Nissan Frontier in the U.S., but it’s called the Navara in Europe. It’s the same truck that was redesigned in 2014 and used by Mercedes-Benz as a base for the X-Class. Offered in many trims around the world, the Navara gained a more capable version in 2018. It’s called the Off-Roader AT32, and it’s only available in Europe.

Described by Nissan as the most capable Navara ever, the AT32 is also the company’s first European truck developed with another brand. Specifically, the AT32 was engineered by engineered by Arctic Trucks, an Icelandic company specialized in building 4WD vehicles for the world’s harshest terrains. Arctic truck offers a wide variety of upgrades for trucks and SUVs, including the Toyota Hilux, Toyota Landcruiser, Nissan Patrol, Lexus LX, Volkswagen Amarok, and even the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van.

The truck’s "AT" badge stands for Arctic Trucks, while "32" represents the diameter of each tire in inches. Yes, the Navara AT32 means business when it comes to off-road, and we’re going to find out all about it in the review below.

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Does the Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 Have What it Takes to Put the Hurt on Ford's Ranger Raptor?

Does the Nissan Navara Off-Roader AT32 Have What it Takes to Put the Hurt on Ford’s Ranger Raptor?

Not really...

The Nissan Navara may not be very familiar to U.S. pickup truck enthusiasts, but it’s a popular model in Europe. Redesigned in 2014, it’s also the truck on which the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class is based. While all automotive eyes are set on the Beijing Auto Show, Nissan just unleashed the most capable Navara ever at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. It’s called the Navara Off-Roader AT32 and was developed in cooperation with Arctic Trucks; an Icelandic company specialized in building four-wheel-drive vehicles for the world’s harshest environments.

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Nissan Wants to take on the Ranger Raptor with a Meaner Navara

Nissan Wants to take on the Ranger Raptor with a Meaner Navara

Nissan Studying opportunity to capitalize on Raptor craze

Nissan might begin studying an opportunity to build a high-performance off-road version of its Navara pickup to compete against the new Ford Ranger Raptor. The news comes from Australia’s Motoring, who spoke with Renault-Nissan’s global light commercial vehicle boss, Ashwani Gupta, as he traveled Down Under for the launch of Nissan’s updated Navara pickup with more driver safety features.

Gupta was apparently petitioned by Nissan Australia’s Managing Director, Stephen Lester, who said the high-performance truck is what Australians want.

“If you would had asked me this question yesterday [about a Raptor rival] I would have said this is not in our priority list,” Gupta told Motoring. “But if you are asking this question today then I am saying this is an opportunity we would like to study.”

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Mercedes-Benz X-Class VS Nissan Navara

Mercedes-Benz X-Class VS Nissan Navara

A close look between these corporate cousins

Well, Mercedes-Benz has officially debuted its first metric-ton (mid-size) pickup truck, the X-Class. But the truck isn’t a ground-up creation from Mercedes – rather the X-Class is based on the current Nissan Navara NP300. Mercedes has been forthright with its partnership with Nissan, saying it’s leveraging Nissan’s experience in the segment. But Thankfully, the X-Class isn’t a Navara with a Mercedes star slapped on – or so Mercedes says. In fact, the two trucks are rather closely related, though there are major differences between them. Let’s dive in and see what’s up.

Nissan has been building trucks since 1933, but it was the 1980s that brought iconic Hardbody the U.S. In 1997, Nissan changed the name to Frontier, while everywhere else in the world, the Navara name was used. The latest version debuted for the 2015 model year, marking the Navara’s third generation. As a traditional truck, it rides on a fully boxed ladder frame while power is sent to the solid rear axle or all four wheels via a part-time 4WD system. However, Nissan chose a five-link, coil-spring setup for the rear suspension, giving the pickup a smoother ride with a slight trade-off in payload and towing capacity versus its competition. American truck enthusiasts will spot same thinking within the Ram 1500 and 2500 pickups’ rear ends. Not surprisingly, this setup translates well to a pickup billed as “premium,” so naturally, the X-Class borrows the design. But you won’t find a Nissan engine under the X-Class’ hood – and that’s just the beginning of the changes. Keep reading for more.

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2016 Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

2016 Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

Nissan builds innovative concept truck for Search & Rescue crews

Hurricanes, flash floods, earthquakes, land slides, tornados – all natural disasters that interrupt normal life and put people in hard situations. First responders and search and rescue team members have the job of finding and saving people caught in Mother Nature’s way. Nissan, at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show, debuted a concept truck build specifically for the rigors of search and rescue. It’s based on the Navara pickup, and it’s called the EnGuard Concept.

Nissan started with a conventional Navara Double Cab Tekna and added features to nearly every square inch. It’s all done in an effort to make search and rescue operations safer and more efficient, saving time and lives.

Included is a DJI Phantom 4 drone that remotely sends a video feed to foldout monitors in the cargo bed. Nissan also developed a portable battery supply designed to power rescue equipment with zero emissions and no flammable fuels. The battery pack is charged by the truck’s turbodiesel engine and can be easily carried into harms way.

Aside from the headline-leading tech, Nissan also gave the EnGuard Concept some old-fashioned upgrades. A two-inch suspension lift and meaty tires allow the truck to traverse rough terrain. A winch provides an insurance policy should the truck get stuck. It can also be used to lower rescuers into ravine or to pull debris off roadways.

There are plenty of other goodies packed onto this truck, so keep reading for more.

Continue reading to learn more about the Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept.

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2018 Nissan Terra

2018 Nissan Terra

Navara-based SUV headed to Asia Pacific market for 2018

Nissan is preparing to launch an all-new, three-row SUV based on its Navara pickup truck. The body-on-frame SUV will be called the Terra and will be designed primarily for the Asia Pacific market, though its availability will eventually widen. The Terra is part of Nissan’s “M.O.V.E to 2022” initiative to increase sales of its frame-based vehicles over the next four years by a whopping 40 percent.

It was back in 2016 when we first saw Nissan testing a Navara-based SUV. Since then, the trail had grown cold – that is, until Nissan made an official announcement accompanied by several photos on February 26, 2018. The announcement nailed down both the SUV’s name and its debut location at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show in April.

Nissan is still quiet on the official details, but with such a close relation to the Navara pickup, we’ve put together a speculative review covering the Terra’s expected equipment.

Update 02/26/2018: Nissan released official photos of the new 2018 Terra SUV. Based on the Navara pickup, this three-row traditional SUV will go on sale this spring in China, followed by other markets around the globe.

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2015 Nissan Navara Salomon

2015 Nissan Navara Salomon

The Nissan Navara, the global version of the Frontier, is getting a new special edition package with the help of Salomon, a well-known mountain sports brand. The truck builds off the mid-grade Tekna trim level and comes equipped with several unique appearance upgrades both inside and out. Don’t mistake this for a mundane special edition, though, as Nissan is only building 500 examples and will be giving a £250 voucher for Salomon gear, roughly worth $386 at today’s exchange rates.

Salomon edition Navaras are easy to spot thanks to the Salomon logo on the doors, hood and tailgate, along with the chrome door handles, chrome fog light rings, and a chrome accent bar along the front valance.

Nissan is also making the Salomon edition more attractive with the pricing as well. The automaker says it would normally cost more than £1,300 ($2,000) to add the extra options included with the truck, but customers are only getting charged £750 ($1,150) over the Tekna trim level. Sounds like a good deal to me.

Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan Navara Salomon.

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2015 Nissan NP300 Navara

2015 Nissan NP300 Navara

Nissan has been building midsize trucks since 1985, with models stretching all across the globe. Here in U.S., the Hardbody and then Frontier have filled the slot, but overseas in nearly every other country, it’s been the Navara. Now for 2015, the Navara moves into its twelfth generation with the NP300 Navara.

While we were expecting Nissan to announce the U.S.-spec Frontier sometime soon, the automaker has been quiet on the details. We do suspect many if not most of the Navara’s details will transfer over to the Frontier, but we cannot be certain. That’s especially true when considering the powertrain options.

As for the new NP300, the updates are more evolutionary than revolutionary. A more ridged high-strength frame holds still the independent, coil-over suspension up front with a leaf spring suspension out back. Power comes from two — so far — improved engines: a 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder, gasoline mill and a 2.5-liter, inline four-cylinder, turbo-diesel. Both engines are more efficient and powerful, helping the truck do more with less fuel. A seven-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission are offered with both engines.

An electric, shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system is available and is assisted by Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control system, Hill Start Assist, Hill Decent Control, and Active Brake Limited Slip. That last feature uses the brakes to apply force to a spinning wheel in low-traction situations on both the front and rear axles. The mechanical differential then sends power to the opposite wheel.

These nitty-gritty features all work together to get make the Navara look like a solid contender for Nissan in the upcoming years. As far as the U.S. version, it appears we’ll have to wait a bit longer for any news. But when it comes, rest assured that TopSpeed will have it covered.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Nissan NP300 Navara.

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2011 Nissan Navara

2011 Nissan Navara

The Nissan Pathfinder won’t be the only one representing Nissan in the Geneva Motor Show.

Joining the Pathfinder as the second model to be revealed by Nissan at the Geneva Motor Show will be a facelift version for the Navara pick-up.

Similar to the Pathfinder, the Navara will receive exterior changes, improved engines and an enhanced interior quality. Sales will begin this April.

As with the SUV, the 2011 Navara will also come with at least two engine variants including a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine with an output of 230 hp and 550 NM of torque and a 2.5 dCi four cylinder engine with an amount of 190 hp and 450 Nm of torque.

As for exterior changes and modifications are concerned, the Navara will now come with a new bonnet, a revised grille and bumper assembly, a new headlamp design with distinctive projector styling and a new set of 16-inch (steel and alloy) and 17-inch (alloy) wheels. The interior modifications include revised door trims, new seat fabric, the addition of chrome highlights, revised dials and, depending on the model, the availability of Nissan Connect Premium with a new high resolution touch screen.

Press release after the jump.

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2008 Nissan Navara X-BACK

2008 Nissan Navara X-BACK

Nissan UK added a new special editions for the Navara pick-up. Called X-Back, the special edition is priced at £23,795.

The X-BACK offers SUV levels of comfort, refinement and performance while still offering ‘go anywhere, do anything’ qualities. There’s ample room for five plus one of the largest load beds in its class.

The potent 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine punches out 171 PS and an awesome 403Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm, yet it remains economical, achieving 28.8mpg on the combined cycle. And with all that torque it doesn’t hang about between gears either. Drive is transmitted to the road by a tried and tested four-wheel drive system.

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2007 Nissan Patrol and Navara Long Way Down Edition

2007 Nissan Patrol and Navara Long Way Down Edition

On 17 December Nissan will launch special versions of both the Navara Pickup and Patrol 4x4 to commemorate its successful tie-up with the high-profile ‘Long Way Down’ expedition, currently being shown on Sunday evenings on BBC2. Travelling from John o’Groat’s to Cape Town earlier this year, actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman completed their epic 15,000 mile journey on motor bikes, supported for the entire trip by a crew traveling in two Nissan Patrols.

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2007 Nissan Navara Die Hard 4.0 Limited Edition

2007 Nissan Navara Die Hard 4.0 Limited Edition

Nissan launched a limited edition Navara to celebrate the launch on the new Bruce Willis movie. The new limited edition is called DIE HARD 4.0 and will go on sale on 2 July at a price of £18,995 + VAT (for the manual version) and £20,095 for the automatic version.

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