|Photos by Ulysses Ang|
The 2015 Nissan NP300 Navara has a bold and sleek exterior that commands attention with its trademark V-shaped grille taking center stage. New LED headlights with LED daytime running lights create a lasting impression even at night. At the back, the NP300 Navara has a functional built-in tailgate spoiler that improves aerodynamic performance by reducing drag. Higher-end models get beefy 255/60R18 tires.
Underneath the 2015 NP300 Navara is a full-length, fully-boxed frame for enhanced performance and torsional stiffness on- and off-road. The steel double wishbone front suspension and overslung rigid leaf-spring suspension also contribute to a smoother ride. Making sure it has ample traction in any terrain, the NP300 Navara gets a shift-on-the-fly 4x4 system, Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), hill descent control, and hill start assist. In terms of powertrain, the all-new NP300 Navara gets a 2.5-liter YD25DDTi available in two tunes: 190 horsepower at 3,600 rpm / 450 Nm at 2,000 rpm or 163 horsepower at 3,600 rpm / 403 Nm at 2,000 rpm. All engines promise 19 percent better fuel efficiency thanks to various improvements including a class-leading 7-speed automatic transmission. All engines are now rated to Euro-4 standard.
Inside, comfort is assured thanks to Nissan’s Spinal-Support for the driver’s seat. Available with 8-way power adjustment, it improves driver comfort by providing better support. The NP300 Navara also comes with dual-zone climate control with rear vents, and an automatic dimming rear view mirror among the long list of standard equipment. Other key tech features include a push start engine start/stop, Bluetooth hands-free, multi-function display, and satellite controls on the steering wheel. Safety features include dual airbags and even Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and a rear view monitor.
The all-new 2015 Nissan NP300 Navara is expected to arrive in the Philippines in the first quarter of 2015.