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Nissan NAVARA DIESEL Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD

Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
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Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD
Nissan NAVARA Double Cab Pick Up N-Connecta 2.3dCi 190 4WD

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG44.10
  • 0-62mph10.8 secs
  • Top Speed114 mph
  • C02169 g/km
  • BHP
  • Torque lbs/f
  • P11D%

Review

Nissan are promising that in NP300 model form, the Navara pick-up will offer significantly improved refinement and performance whilst remaining a dependable workhorse. More efficient engines, suppler suspension and a greater sense of style promise to appeal to commercial and private buyers alike. Add in reduced emissions and it seems Nissan are in with a shout of class leadership.

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The Navara has long been a key player for Nissan in the popular pick-up sector, especially since the second generation truck debuted in 2004. Time has moved on however and with renewed competition from the likes of Mitsubishi and Ford, it was time for a major overhaul. This NP300 Navara model is the result.

Background

Nissan have been proudly promoting their pick-up heritage during the release of this much improved Navara model. That's no surprise considering the Japanese brand first produced such a vehicle over eighty years ago. The Navara nameplate isn't quite so old, dating back to the year 1997 and marking the first modern Nissan pick-up that didn't just appeal to those after a working vehicle. Indeed, with pick-ups popular as alternatives to SUVs, refinement is more important than ever. With that in mind, Nissan have been hard at work developing a new 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine that is smoother, quieter and cleaner than the old 2.5-litre unit. It also manages to be more powerful, yet more efficient too. There's also a totally redesigned rear suspension set-up for the family-friendly Double Cab model that promises improved handling and a more comfortable ride without sacrificing its off road or load carrying ability.

Driving Experience

The Navara's 2.3-litre dCi turbodiesel is available in two different power outputs; 160PS or 190PS. The lower powered of the two is standard equipment on Double Cab models and the only option on everything else. The 190PS version is reserved for the Double Cab only and makes its extra power through a second turbocharger that can provide additional boost to the engine. Two wheel drive is an option for King Cab (two seat) models, while 4WD is standard on all other variants. The standard gearbox is a six-speed manual item, while a seven-speed automatic is an option but again, this is reserved for the Double Cab model only. One of the big problems with using a pick-up as an everyday vehicle is comfort. As vehicles of this kind are primarily designed to carry up to a tonne of weight in the bed, rear springs must be pretty industrial. The issue is that when unladen, things can get pretty bouncy. Due to this, the Double Cab Navara ditches old fashioned leaf springs for the back axle. Instead, there's a five-link rear suspension setup with coil springs to give a much plusher ride without sacrificing load capacity.

Design and Build

There was a time where pick-ups were square-edged things that you could never call stylish. Mitsubishi's L200 bucked the trend with its curves proving a hit with buyers. With this in mind, Nissan has been more daring with this improved Navara while incorporating its latest 'V-motion' grille and boomerang shaped daylight running lights. Whether you choose this vehicle in double cab or king cab guise, gone are the sharp creases and flat panels of the previous model, having been replaced by curves and contours. From the confident nose rearwards, it looks much more modern while retaining a tough edge. The basic chassis of the Navara may be that of the old model - Nissan themselves describe it as 'a fully updated version of the previous generation' - but don't let that put you off. The Japanese brand really has gone over the whole vehicle with a fine tooth comb and improved it in every appreciable area. This includes a completely re-designed dashboard to lift interior quality and NASA-inspired seats (yes, really) to make for an even more car-like experience. Those that plan on making the Navara work for a living will be more interested in the range's ability to tow 3,500kg and the Double Cab's 67mm increase in bed length.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £18,500 ex VAT and there are five trim levels available for the NP300 Navara; entry level 'Visia', 'Acenta', 'Accenta+', 'N-Connecta' and 'Tekna' at the top of the range. 'Visia' is the only option on the Chassis Cab and 2WD King Cab while 'Tekna' is only for Double Cab models. 'Visia' is very much a working man's trim level with steel wheels, black bumpers and mirrors along with no air-con. You do get a Bluetooth stereo with USB and aux in, electric windows and cruise control though. 'Acenta' includes manual air-con, alloys, chrome mirrors and grille along with a sunglasses holder. 'N-Connecta' (likely to be a popular choice) adds dual zone climate control, heated door mirrors, bigger alloys, fog lamps, rear view camera and leather for the wheel, handbrake and gearknob. 'Tekna' is where a lot of the clever stuff comes in such as Nissan's handy 'Around View Monitor' that gives a virtual bird's eye view of the truck, rear parking sensors, LED headlights with daytime running lights, 7" touchscreen with sat-nav and Bluetooth audio streaming and roof rails. Optional extras include a rear diff lock for serious off-roading, a towing kit and heated leather seats. All models get seven airbags, ABS, hill decent control, traction control and even autonomous emergency braking on the Double Cab.

Cost of Ownership

As to be expected in this day and age, downsizing and weight loss has been key to improving the Navara's running costs. Thanks in part to being 200cc smaller than the old model's engine, emissions have taken a tumble, while fuel economy is better than ever. While a 2WD King Cab produces the best figures - 44.9mpg on the combined cycle and 167g/km of CO2 - it's the 4WD Double Cab that will be the volume seller we suspect. Opt for one of those and you'll see a slight increase in emissions to 169g/km while economy falls to 44.1mpg on the combined cycle. Interestingly, this combined figure is the same regardless of power output. In this instance, the addition of the seven speed automatic gearbox does nothing to improve the figures as we've come to expect with so many new cars. The self-shifter is good for 40.3mpg with emissions of 183g/km. Those hoping for better should bear in mind that without a driver and in fairly lowly spec, the Navara weighs about 1,950kg. The warranty is definitely worth a mention, five years or 100,000 miles is much better than the average.

Summary

Nissan's NP300 Navara goes up against some tough recently revitalised rivals - primarily Mitsubishi's L200 and the Ford Ranger. In comparison to these two key competitors, this Nissan's clever five-link rear axle could give a clear advantage for those looking for a more car-like driving experience. With no penalty on load capacity or towing ability, it could be the stand-out feature on this much improved pick-up. That could mean little if this NP300 was ugly, or worse, dull. With looks so important, Nissan should be commended for modernising the design without losing the butch appeal of the old model. It won't just be the more efficient engine that helps with running costs either: standard fit autonomous emergency braking not only makes the truck safe, it should help reduce insurance premiums too. As an overall package, the NP300 will be hard to beat.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Body coloured front bumper
C-channel loadbox tie downs
Chrome door handles
Chrome door mirrors
Chrome fog light surrounds
Chrome front grille
Chrome step in rear bumper
Daytime running lights
Door step light
Electric folding door mirrors
Electric front windows
Electric rear windows
Electrically adjustable door mirrors
Front fog lights
Headlamp levelling
Heated door mirrors
High level LED centre brake light
Indicators in front door mirrors
LED tail light
Mud flaps front and rear
Privacy glass
Side steps
Tailgate spoiler
Windscreen shadeband
Driver Convenience
5" HD colour TFT Screen
Bluetooth connectivity
Connect 2.0 entertainment system with touch screen sat nav, App integration, traffic update
Cruise control with speed limiter
Electromagnetic lock on fuel lid
On-board computer
Outside temperature gauge
PAS
Rear view camera
Service indicator
Stop/start button
Entertainment
6 speakers
Aux input socket
Bluetooth audio streaming
DAB radio/CD player
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
USB connection
Interior Features
2x front cup holder
4 way adjustable passenger seat
6 way adjustable driver's seat
Chrome inner door handles
Dual zone climate control
Front armrest
Front headrests
Illuminated vanity mirrors with sunvisors
Leather handbrake cover
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Load restraining hooks
Pollen filter
Premium cloth upholstery
Rake adjustable steering wheel
Rear air vents
Rear headrests
Rear reading light
Sunglasses holder
Safety
Curtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbag
Driver knee airbag
ISOFIX child seat mountings
Passenger airbag with deactivate switch
Side airbags
Security
Alarm and immobiliser
Intelligent key
Locking wheel nuts
Remote central locking
Spare wheel lock
Technical
3 x 12V power outlets
ABS + EBD
Diesel particulate filter
Electronic limited slip differential (eLSD)
Forward emergency brake assist
Hill Descent Control
Hill start assist
Rear air suspension with 5 link
Vehicle dynamic control
Wheels
18" alloy wheels
Full size steel spare wheel
Emissions - ICE
CO2 167
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Automatic Transmission No
Bore 85
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2298
Compression Ratio 15.4:1
Cooling System WATER
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Codes YS23
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Fuel Type DIESEL
Gears 6 SPEED
Manual Transmission Yes
Number of Valves 16
Stroke 101.3
Valve gear DOHC
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Yes
EC Combined 44.8
EC Extra Urban 47.1
EC Urban 40.9
General
Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern? No
Badge Engine CC 2.3
Badge Power 190
Front Brakes VENTILATED DISCS
Front Suspension DOUBLE WISHBONE
Ghost model for valuation purposes No
Hand Brake REAR WHEELS
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Rear Brakes DRUM
Rear Suspension COIL SPRINGS
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Steering PAS RACK AND PINION
Vehicle Homologation Class N1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.8
BHP 190
Engine Power KW 140
Engine Power RPM 3750
Engine Torque LBS.FT 332
Engine Torque MKG 45.9
Engine Torque NM 450
Engine Torque RPM 1500
Top Speed 114
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Automatic Clutch No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Front Overhang 870
Height 1805
Length 5330
Rear Overhang 1310
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12.4
Wheelbase 3150
Width (excluding mirrors) 1850
Width (including mirrors) 2085
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 80
Gross Train Weight 6000
Gross Vehicle Weight 3010
Max. Roof Load 56
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 3500
Minimum Kerbweight 1960
No. of Seats 5
Payload 1050

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £325.99 p/m £17.99 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £369.99 p/m £41.99 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £410.99 p/m £63.99 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £295.99 p/m £21.99 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £334.99 p/m £50.99 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £369.99 p/m £84.99 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £279.99 p/m £27.99 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £309.99 p/m £62.99 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £333.99 p/m £96.99 p/m
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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £600.00
Pearlescent paint £780.00
Roof rails £180.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Black £600.00
Metallic - Cayman blue £600.00
Metallic - Earth bronze £600.00
Metallic - Savannah yellow £600.00
Metallic - Starburst silver £600.00
Metallic - Twilight grey £600.00
Pearl - Storm white £780.00
Solid - Alabaster white FOC
Solid - Flame red FOC
Technical
Rear differential lock £540.00
Trim
Premium cloth - Graphite FOC
* option prices shown are estimated