2015 Nissan Navara Picks Up More Features
The Nissan Navara is to benefit from a number of significant improvements for the 2015 model year. The latest Navara which was launched at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover has added safety features, new standard equipment across the range and an upgraded interior trim and some new exterior colours.
Two new metallic body colours of – Bronze and Grey have been introduced to the range with two new trims, the SE and LE which offer an improved look and feel and also has enhanced quality.
Another significant introduction is the SE model, it is powered by a 144hp version of the familiar 2.5-litre dCi Diesel engine. This engine was first introduced last year in the fleet oriented XE version, it offers an ideal compromise between performance and efficiency. It delivers 144hp and produces 215g/km if CO2 emissions (7g/km vs 190hp) while the combined fuel economy is 8.21/100kms.
The SE and XE model’s have been enhanced with automatic air conditioning and a combined CD tuner with bluetooth connectivity being the principal benefits.
Further enhancements from the SE to the XE include side airbags, chrome front grille, cruise control with speed limiter and driver seat height adjustment. Also included are remote central locking, front fog lamps, side steps and rear headrests and heated door mirrors.
The XE and SE and top LE version’s are also available with a 190bhp version of the dCi engine, while the top of the range LE models are also available with a 231hp 3.0L V6 diesel engine which is coupled to Nissan’s advanced seven speed automatic gearbox.
The LE version comes with a numerous amount of sophisticated equipment as standard, these include premium navigation, a reversing camera, roof rails, heated seats, cruise control, privacy glass, rain sensor and electrically folding door mirrors.
The LE version goes even further with leather/alcantara trim, 18 inch alloy wheels, chrome touches and a steel bar at the front for added protection.
A part-time four-wheel drive system powers the rear wheels under normal driving conditions or splits the torque 50/50 between the front and rear axles when 4WD mode is engaged.
The high and low ratio modes mean outstanding levels of traction whether on or off road. A rear differential lock – which operates only in low ratio four wheel drive – provides further help should a rear wheel lose traction on slippery surfaces. Control is via a rotary switch conveniently located on the centre console.