CRA Motoring News – South Africa
The Nissan Navara is the first mainstream bakkie with a coil rear suspension similar to large SUVs.
The Nissan Navara shows how a utility bakkie can push the limits of power, acceleration and fuel-efficiency by using low friction components, reduced mass, wide range gear transmissions and enhanced aerodynamics. It’s the first mainstream bakkie with a coil rear suspension similar to large SUVs.
The heavy-duty five-link coil rear suspension versus the traditional rear leaf suspension offers exceptional ride comfort, absorbing the bumps on and off-road. In addition, the high lateral rigidity with springs, stabiliser and dampers tuned for optimum performance improves steering properties for superior handling and cornering ability on gravel and tar. It shows how power, acceleration and fuel efficiency can not only coexist, but thrive. Powered by an advanced twin-turbo diesel engine with a wide torque curve, the small turbo gets you moving at low engine speeds while the larger one delivers linear, constant power for longer.
Class-leading fuel efficiency is further achieved by using low friction components, reduced mass, wide range gear transmissions and enhanced aerodynamics. With the twin-turbo diesel engine it generates more power and torque and with fuel savings up by 27 percent, the new, improved 140kW twin-turbo diesel engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission delivers best in class acceleration and efficiency at the same time. It beats out power of 140kW and torque of 450Nm at 1500-2500rpm.
Fuel economy is from 6,5l/100km. With power comes great responsibility – the transmission ensures good balance between acceleration and fuel economy.
Whether you prefer the convenience of an automatic or the precision of a traditional manual, the Nissan Navara lets you select gears your way. With a seven-speed automatic transmission, give your right foot the power for passing traffic or efficient cruising. Or use the manual shift mode that lets you select and hold the desired gear, for ultimate pulling power or whenever there’s a hill to conquer.
With this smooth-shifting six-speed manual transmission, you’ll always be able to find the right gear for the job. It features a low first-gear ratio for maximum low-end torque, while a high final-gear ratio ensures you’ll get great fuel efficiency on the highway, too.
Article Credit To South Coast Herald.