More fruit on Navara tree

PEDIGREE means a lot in the motoring world. Looked at in this way, the Nissan Navara is a thoroughbred with a legacy that goes back for eight decades and has seen 14 million sold throughout 180 countries.

It must catch the eye then for discerning buyers to see a special offer for the Navara, the Platinum which offers some extras on the already highly-spec’d Navara.

Nissan is throwing into the deal 20-inch alloy wheels, Tombstone sport leather seating, a sports bar and Platinum decals.

It is nice to get some cherries for the top of the cake but the Navara, a blend of rugged dependability and comfort, already had a lot going for it.

A 2.3 turbo diesel engine has all the power you could want with a massive torque of 450Nm and 140kW of power. There is more than enough to tow a large boat or trailer effortlessly — the official braked towing capacity is a hefty 3500kg.

It is a pleasant surprise then to see the Navara offers one of the best fuel efficiency levels in its class, just 6.5 litres per 100km.

That awesome power can be delivered through a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission and there is the choice of two or four-wheel-drive.

Safety gets a big tick thanks to assets like dynamic control, traction control, hill start assist and electronic brake assist. There is a portfolio of seven airbags including one for the driver’s knee. A reversing camera is standard.

The Navara has a commanding presence, sitting high and wide on the seal with a sports bar and LED daytime running lights it would be impossible to miss.

You can keep in touch with the outside world through Nissan Connect thanks to Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, USB input and lots more. Satellite navigation is another major plus.

Nissan knows New Zealand roads and the ride and handling for such a big vehicle is top class. It devours any bumps on the road and an upgraded suspension system to a multilink rear helps to create a level of comfort on a par with its power.

Creature comforts are plentiful, everything from dual air conditioning to extra leg room.

The Navara has all the attributes it needs to survive in the demanding world of utes. At the end of the day pedigree and true class will always tell.

PEDIGREE means a lot in the motoring world. Looked at in this way, the Nissan Navara is a thoroughbred with a legacy that goes back for eight decades and has seen 14 million sold throughout 180 countries.

It must catch the eye then for discerning buyers to see a special offer for the Navara, the Platinum which offers some extras on the already highly-spec’d Navara.

Nissan is throwing into the deal 20-inch alloy wheels, Tombstone sport leather seating, a sports bar and Platinum decals.

It is nice to get some cherries for the top of the cake but the Navara, a blend of rugged dependability and comfort, already had a lot going for it.

A 2.3 turbo diesel engine has all the power you could want with a massive torque of 450Nm and 140kW of power. There is more than enough to tow a large boat or trailer effortlessly — the official braked towing capacity is a hefty 3500kg.

It is a pleasant surprise then to see the Navara offers one of the best fuel efficiency levels in its class, just 6.5 litres per 100km.

That awesome power can be delivered through a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission and there is the choice of two or four-wheel-drive.

Safety gets a big tick thanks to assets like dynamic control, traction control, hill start assist and electronic brake assist. There is a portfolio of seven airbags including one for the driver’s knee. A reversing camera is standard.

The Navara has a commanding presence, sitting high and wide on the seal with a sports bar and LED daytime running lights it would be impossible to miss.

You can keep in touch with the outside world through Nissan Connect thanks to Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming, USB input and lots more. Satellite navigation is another major plus.

Nissan knows New Zealand roads and the ride and handling for such a big vehicle is top class. It devours any bumps on the road and an upgraded suspension system to a multilink rear helps to create a level of comfort on a par with its power.

Creature comforts are plentiful, everything from dual air conditioning to extra leg room.

The Navara has all the attributes it needs to survive in the demanding world of utes. At the end of the day pedigree and true class will always tell.

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Jan Haenga - 10 months ago
No Thanks to the thoroughbred (tb) Nissans!? Stick to the ole 'Crumpy styles, the wild boar beast, Toyota-hard' . . . . outlive the water in them, uproot any land - rain, hail, snow. You can flip 'em and roll 'em and still go hard. No holds barred!! And cruise off with good valuation in them. "Toyota hard!" Toyotas hold their value.

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