Nissan drops the ‘NP 300’ and improves rear suspension…
The Nissan Navara NP 300 is no more – Nissan today confirming that from now on the ute will just be known as the Nissan Navara.
That’s a good move, we always thought it was unnecessary and only managed to complicate the Navara message.
Another good move has been a rethink of the Nissan Navara rear suspension and that’s sure to be welcomed by prospective buyers.
Considered to be the Navara’s ‘Achilles-heal’, the updated 2017 Nissan Navara welcomes revised shock absorbers all-round and revised rear rebound dampers.
The rear suspension retune comes to Navara utes with the coil-spring rear suspension.
Nissan tell us these changes bring a more refined ride and handling with improved lateral stability, especially when carrying a load in the cargo area or towing.
While other changes in the Series Two Nissan Navara include:
- Sunroof now optional on Navara ST-X
- Sat-nav standard on Navara ST (dual-cab)
- Auto transmission now available on Dual Cab RX Cab Chassis
- Vinyl flooring replaces carpet
- Deletion of rear fold-out cup holders in dual-cab variants
And another change is a new ‘SL’ model grade that sits between the ST and RX grades.
The new variant brings features above the RX including:
- 140kW/450Nm twin-turbo diesel engine
- Wide body and wide steel wheels (225/70R16 7J tyres)
- Reverse camera
- LED headlamps
- Daytime running lights
- Interior vinyl floor
Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery says the updated Navara is ready to take the fight up to the competition.
“The Navara Series 2 offers an even more compelling mix of the features Australian one-tonne ute buyers are seeking.”
Pricing for the 2017 Nissan Navara Series Two remain fairly steady, though some variants come with a $1,000 price increase.
The range still kicks off from $25,990 and you can stay up to date with the latest Nissan Navara News here.