Convenient, enjoyable, fun, powerful and so much more. Nissan boasts a brand-new attraction and ProAgri had the privilege of test driving the brand-new Nissan Navara LE automatic 2.5 diesel double cab bakkie’s performance.
Double cab bakkies are practical and when you look at the Navara in particular, one realises that a bakkie is not a bakkie if it cannot carry a heavy load or hit the long road with ease.
The 2021 Navara LE has received all the equipment and styling updates necessary to confirm its position at the top of an impressive line-up of Navara’s, and indeed as South Africa’s premier double cab. It’s now more prestigious and desirable than ever, not to mention more powerful, more luxurious, sporting a more refined look and even safer than ever.
According to Nissan South Africa, the result is better driving pleasure, greater convenience, and the ability to carry a heavier load making the Navara the leader of the pack.
Nissan has made sure the 2021 Navara LE is a better bakkie than the previous models. Nissan has introduced a range of styling and tech features for the new Navara, giving an upscale cabin feel.
On the road, you’ve got accurate steering and all the lateral stability giving well-balanced traction. The integration of these technologies provides superior levels of comfort, safety, and convenience, enabling customers to feel confident in using their vehicle for both work and play.
This is further supported by the Lane Departure Warning, which warns drivers if they begin to stray outside of their lane without signalling, while Intelligent Lane Intervention works to bring the vehicle back to the centre of the lane if the movement continues.
For an added boost of confidence, you can count on the Blind Spot Warning to help avoid running into other vehicles caught in your blind spot. Distance control for front and rear as well as the reverse camera that came in handy when parking the big vehicle.
All of the changes inside the cabin of the new range-topping Navara LE have been designed to boost quality and create an even more luxurious cabin ambience, and include newly-designed switchgear, revised door trims, new luxurious leather seat fabric, the addition of chrome highlights add an even more up-market feel to the console. Among the changes to the range-topping Navara LE are significant power delivery and greater levels of passive safety; enhanced interior quality and a number of styling changes to keep Navara at the leading edge of the luxury segment.
If you do have heavy-duty applications in mind, the payload capacity ranges up to 1 003 kg. Whether you are hitting the road for a holiday, it is practical enough to haul the whole family in comfort. The presence of the eternal power socket in the payload area is a good idea especially for the one in the bush for portable lights or plugging in your cooler for the long road, keeping your refreshments cold.
There is no longer any reason to get lost in a Navara thanks to the NissanConnect System! In fact, the NissanConnect is one of the best in this vehicle class and includes impressive features which can be accessed using the integrated colour display with an 8’’ touch screen or Steering wheel audio and telephone controls.
The Nissan Navara is designed to perform in whichever terrain you need to traverse. The Nissan Navara LE is suitable for South African and ultimately African conditions. The bakkie will not only meet the needs of the South African market but also the rest of the continent.
The power comes from a 2.5L twin turbo-diesel, four-cylinder engine pumping out 140kW and 450Nm. The engine has a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
It’s big, it’s bold, energetic and it is ruggedly beautiful! The clean and sleek design of the Navara has my vote of confidence. Of all the current bakkies in the South African market, I strongly feel this is the most well-rounded bakkie in terms of the overall design.
For more information visit https://www.nissan.co.za/vehicles/new/navara.html.