The new vice - Nippon - bar?

Brühl, August 24, 2015

With Nissan crossover DNA in the bodywork of the new NP300 Navara to bring passenger car-like design, comfort and new technologies in the pick-up class. At the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt ( September 17 to 27 ), the Japanese manufacturer is now the twelfth generation of the Nippon - truck shows for the first time in Europe.

Payload and towing capacity

Pick - ups are primarily a tool: Therefore, the payload of the truck is a ton. The towing capacity has been increased to 3.5 tonnes. In the Double - Cab version the loading area now measures 1.58 meters ?? almost seven centimeters longer than its predecessor. In the larger King Cab version, the bed grows in length to 1.79 meters.

Suspension and Handling

Nissan cultivated in the new Double - Cab-generation landing gear: A newly developed multi-link rear suspension is designed to provide passenger comfort and improve handling. In addition, the new suspension 20 kilograms lighter than the previous system of rigid axle and leaf springs. The King Cab version goes further in front with a leaf spring rigid axle suspension. It has been revised and weighs seven kilograms less than before. Here, the rear overhang angles has been improved by 3.1 percent. In addition, Nissan has reduced the road noise.

Engines and transmissions

For propelling a new 2.3 - liter diesel engine makes. The four-cylinder is available in two power levels: 160 and 190 hp. The top version of in this case has a twin - turbocharged. Power is transmitted by a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic. For traction off the beaten track is a four-wheel drive on board. At the request of the King Cab is also offered only with rear-wheel drive.

Interior and technologies

In the driver's compartment the dashboard has been redesigned. For the seats to Nissan ( no joke now ) took inspiration for the US space agency NASA. The front seats are characterized have been so ergonomically adapted to the spine that fatigue is no longer an issue according to the manufacturer. For fresh air to the space in the rear seats and a two-zone air conditioning provides. Depending on the model and features either standard equipment or available as an option is an emergency brake assist, cruise control, a keyless entry system, a reversing or 360 degree camera with acoustic parking sensors and a hill-and a Descent Control System.

Prices and launch

When the new workhorse of Japan entert the European market, is not yet known. The exact price expectations will be announced by Nissan after the presentation at the IAA in Frankfurt. The current model is available from 26,949 euros at the Nissan dealer . (ml)