Image credits: © Nissan.
2008 Nissan Navara news, pictures, specifications, and information
NAVARA: READY TO PICK UP PICKUP SALESCAPABLE OF MIXING WORK AND PLAY IN EQÚAL MEASÚRES, THE NEW NISSAN NAVARA IS SET TO CARRY ON WHERE THE POPÚLAR NISSAN PICKÚP LEFT OFF. DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED ALONGSIDE THE HIGHLY ACCLAIMED NEW PATHFINDER, THE SPANISH-BÚILT NAVARA BRINGS SÚV LEVELS OF REFINEMENT TO THE FOÚR-WHEEL DRIVE PICK-ÚP MARKET.
Since 2001, when the best selling Nissan Pickup was launched, the utility market in Europe has changed dramatically. Where pickup trucks used to be considered as nothing more than practical workhorses and were usually found in the farmyard or on the construction site, they are now embraced as much by leisure users.
For the latter, the pickup has become the vehicle of choice. They have come to rely on the availability of four-wheel drive to get them to the top of the ski slopes, deep into the forests or as close as possible to the water's edge, all the while knowing there's masses of room in the pickup bed for their sports equipment.
The Nissan Pickup can take some credit for this turn around. As well as providing commercial users wîth reliable and rugged transport that enjoyed highly competitive running costs, Pickup's high levels of comfort and refinement also appealed to skiers, windsurfers, mountain bikers and those following a host of other outdoor pursuits.
Now comes the Nissan Navara. By building on the qualities that helped make Pickup such a success, Navara aims to widen the pickup market still further. Nissan considers the Navara as a pioneer in the pick up market. It gives drivers and passengers all of the comfort, refinement, quality and performance of an SÚV, but without compromising its abilities as a hard-working, rugged pickup.
Navara was designed in tandem wîth the recently launched Pathfinder SÚV. As a result, the levels of passenger comfort expected – and found – in Pathfinder are also present in Navara. Both are built by Nissan in Spain.
Like Pathfinder, Navara features a rugged ladder-frame chassis wîth a refined independent front suspension system
featuring double wishbones and coil springs wîth a rigid axle and over slung leaf springs at the rear.
First seen at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, Navara is available in two versions – King Cab and Double Cab. In both cases overall dimensions have increased providing Navara wîth a more spacious interior than the equivalent outgoing Pickup while its pickup beds are the largest in the class.
King Cab can seat two adults in the front wîth two occasional seats in the back of the cabin for children or, over short distances, for adults while the Double Cab version has a three seater rear bench in an enlarged cabin, providing ample room for five. In both cases, the split rear seats flip-up to provide extra stowage within the cabin, its practicality boosted by a virtually flat floor and a fold-flat front passenger seat: in total, both versions have no fewer than eight different seating/cargo configurations and great access to the rear of the cabin in both King and Double Cab bodystyles. Great attention has been paid to the practical side of Navara's cabin, wîth all possible areas made available for storage.
But the serious load story concerns the pickup bed. In both cases, the beds provide best-in-class load space in their
respective market §egmènts. Navara's four-wheel drive system uses Nissan's proven part-time 4WD system which provides drive to the rear wheels under normal conditions or a 50/50 torque split to all four wheels when 4WD mode is engaged. The system also has both high and low ratio modes.
Power from the 2.5-litre direct injection turbocharged diesel is also increased over Pickup: indeed, Navara is available in two states of tune, the most potent of which boasts 174PS and a class-leading 403Nm of torque. The second version develops 144PS and 356Nm of torque. A choice of transmissions is available, Navara featuring the same six-speed manual as found in the Pathfinder or a five speed automatic. The high levels of torque means Navara is also a superb towing vehicle, capable of pulling up to three tonnes without complaint. The brakes
features ventilated front discs wîth efficient drums at the rear, while §teering is a precise rack and pinion system.
'During its time on sale, the Nissan Pickup earned itself a strong reputation as an honest, hard working vehicle. Navara builds on Pickup's strengths and adds new levels of ability, refinement and fun,' says Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nissan Europe. 'We are confident that Navara will appeal to an ever wider customer base than Pickup achieved, thanks to its dual personality: it is just as happy being a tough and practical
load carrier as it is helping its owners pursue their leisure activities. Nissan believes it is the first manufacturer to
combine the practicality and ruggedness of a traditional pick up wîth the qualities of an SÚV.'
Since its launch four years ago, the Nissan Pickup has enjoyed steadily increasing sales across Europe. In 2003 almost 40,000 units were sold, representing an increase of 35 per cent over the preceding year. And the story continued in 2004 wîth 44,217 examples sold, an increase of 11,5 per cent over 2003.Source - Nissan
|Peugeot at the 84th Geneva Motor Show : Two vehicles and two engines on show for the first time|
|On its stand at the 84th Geneva Motor Show, PEUGEOT unveils the trump cards of a double offensive, product and technology driven. With the latest introductions to the youngest range in its history, the brand creates the event with the new PEUGEOT 108 and the new PEUGEOT 308 SW; the new PureTech 1.2 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, the new BlueHDi Diesel engines (an exclusive Euro 6 Diesel emissions technology), the HYbrid4 Diesel hybrid range and the 2008 HYbrid Air concept confirm its technologi...[Read more...]|
|RAM TRUCK AND CUMMINS CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF DIESEL POWERTRAIN LEADERSHIP|
|◾Available 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel produces 385 horsepower (283 kW) at 2,800 rpm and best-in-class 850 lb.-ft. of torque (1,151 N•m) ◾10 million B-series Cummins engines have been produced with more than 2 million finding a home in a Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab trucks ◾Proven durability - Cummins has the longest-running large-displacement diesel design/architecture ◾2014 Ram Heavy Duty retains the highest level of capability with best-in-class towing, best-in-class payload and best-...[Read more...]|
|END OF PRODUCTION FOR THE LAMBORGHINI GALLARDO|
|• Ten years of an Italian Icon |
• The 'most sold' Lamborghini super sports car
• Still best in class with record lap times
Sant'Agata Bolognese, 25.11.2013 -- In the historic factory buildings of Sant'Agata Bolognese, the last Lamborghini Gallardo has left the production line. The final model is a Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante in Rosso Mars (red) and it is destined for a private collector. With a total of 14,022 units the Gallardo is not only by far the mo...[Read more...]
|THE 2014 NISSAN LINEUP: CHARTING THE CHANGES|
|Following a banner 2013 model year that saw the introduction of all-new generations of the Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra and Nissan Pathfinder, the parade of innovative all-new designs continues for 2014. Leading the way is the right-sized Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo commercial van (on sale now), the stylish entry-level Nissan Versa Note hatchback (on sale now) and the next-generation Nissan Rogue compact SUV (coming late 2013). Also, the previously announced Pathfinder Hybrid model joins the P...[Read more...]|
|Land Rover Celebrates 65 Years Of Technology And Innovation|
|SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF LAND ROVER From our earliest days, the desire to create a vehicle that will tackle any terrain has made Land Rover famous around the world. Over the past 65 years, the Land Rover family has grown into the highly respected range of vehicles that are sold in record numbers today. As Land Rover continues to go from strength to strength, we thought it was time to look back at the milestones in our history that have got us here. The last 65 years have been an adventure. ...[Read more...]|
|2008 Nissan Frontier|
|Similarly Sized Vehicles from 2008|
|Caterham Seven Superlight R500|
|Other models by Nissan|