Nissan South African has expanded its Navara double cab line-up to incorporate a more affordable 4x2 derivative. Here are the specifications and pricing for the newcomer.
The recently introduced Navara hasn't quite lived up to expectations – it shows in the bakkie's new vehicle sales figures. However, we've found it to be a good product that's more than capable on the rough stuff. This week Nissan expanded its Navara family with a new 4x2 double cab derivative, which should bolster the bakkie's appeal.
The new Nissan Navara 4x2 features the same multi-link rear suspension as the rest of the range and it's still capable of towing up trailers of up to 3.5 tonnes. It further retains the rest of the range's 1-tonne payload capacity. Power comes from the 2.3-litre turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder diesel engine, with peak outputs of 140 kW and 450 Nm (the latter from just 1 500 rpm). The new Navara 4x2 is available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of features, Nissan's new 4x2 Navara benefits from further reductions in engine noise, vibration, and harshness, which means it should be a little quieter to drive. The 2-wheel-drive derivatives come equipped with, inter alia, Bluetooth audio streaming, satellite navigation, USB connectivity, keyless stop/start, 360-degree camera, LED headlights, dual-zone air conditioning, cruise control and a complement of 7 airbags.
Nissan Navara Price in South Africa (March 2018)
The Navara 4x2 DC has a warranty valid for 6 years/150 000 km and a 3-year/90 000 km service plan (all quoted prices include VAT).
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x2 SE DC MT – R457 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x2 SE DC AT – R471 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC – R519 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC + Leather seats – R532 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC AT – R538 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x2 LE DC AT + Leather seats – R551 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x4 SE DC MT – R523 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC MT – R573 500
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC MT + Leather seats – R586 500
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC AT – R594 900
Nissan Navara 2.3 4x4 LE DC AT + Leather seats – R605 900