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New Nissan Navara prices, specs and release date

Prices and spec revealed for new Nissan NP300 Navara pickup

Prices for the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara pick-up start at £18,376 (excluding VAT) and is available to order now. The announcement means in its most basic specification, it’s cheaper than the new Mitsubishi L200 and Volkswagen Amarok. First examples of the new Navara will be making their way to customers and into dealerships in January 2016.

Nissan says the new model, officially called the Nissan NP300 Navara, offers the ability to carry one tonne of cargo and has a better towing capacity than its rivals, too.

The new model has some big boots to fill, as the current Nissan Navara is one of the most popular pickup trucks in the UK.

Nissan says it has used its experience building crossover models such as the Nissan Qashqai to make the new Navara drive more like a car. It claims the NP300 will offer more interior comfort while retaining the off-road ability and tough construction of the current vehicle.

As before, two versions of the Navara will be offered. The NP300 Navara Double Cab has four doors and five seats, while the NP300 Navara King Cab has two doors, four seats and a longer load bed.

Nissan NP300 Navara equipment

Five trims are available in the NP300 Navara range: Visia, Acenta, Acenta+, N-Connecta and Tekna.

Visia models feature manual air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a USB port, three 12v power sockets, automatic headlights, cruise control and a speed limiter.

Acenta models add 16-inch alloy wheels and chrome exterior trim, an engine start button and a five-inch full-colour screen.

Acenta+ models are equipped with a more powerful engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, a reversing camera in the rear view mirror, side steps and power-folding heated door mirrors.

N-Connecta models are also fitted with sat nav, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth audio streaming. The top-of-the range Tekna adds Nissan's Around View Monitor (which uses cameras to give you a bird's-eye view of the car), rear parking sensors, heated leather front seats, roof rails and LED headlights.

Technology

The new Nissan Navara will be available with a raft of new technology and Nissan claims it "sets a new benchmark for affordable technology".

The Navara features Forward Emergency Braking – Nissan's name for automatic emergency braking – which can alert you to a potential collision and automatically apply the brakes to avoid it.

Other safety equipment offered on all models includes cruise control, hill-descent control and hill-start assistance. A keyless entry system, rear-view cameras and parking sensors also feature on more expensive models.

Engines, ride and handling

We've criticised the current Navara for its bouncy suspension and excessive noise, but Nissan claims the new model improves in these areas. It has new rear suspension that's lighter than before and is said to provide greater comfort and reduced road noise.

The 2016 Nissan Navara is powered by a new 2.3-litre diesel engine, which is claimed to be 24% more efficient than the 2.5-litre engine it replaces. Like the current model, two power outputs will be available: 158 and 187bhp. The latter uses twin turbochargers to drive up performance and reduce CO2 emissions.

Two and four-wheel-drive models will be available, along with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.

Payload and towing capacity

Although exact carrying capacity depends on the version chosen, all NP300 Navaras can carry more than a tonne and tow a trailer weighing up to 3,500kg.

The Double Cab features a 1,578mm load bed – 67mm longer than before – while the King Cab's measures 1,788mm.

The new Nissan NP300 Navara uses the brand's 'C-channel' load system, which consists of clamps that can be attached and moved to different positions in channels on the rear bulkhead and sides of the load bed in order to secure oddly shaped cargo.

Exterior and interior design

Nissan's official pictures suggest a significant improvement in design and quality over the current model. The exterior has a more modern look, with plenty of chrome.

The interior has been designed to increase the feeling of space, with a more sculpted dashboard. The Spinal Support front seats are intended to be more comfortable over long distances and have been engineered using NASA-inspired technology.

Equipment highlights include dual-zone climate control and rear cab ventilation.

Warranty and launch date

The Nissan NP300 Navara starts from £18,376 excluding VAT, or £21,995 including VAT. Prices rise to £24,293 (excluding VAT) and £29,095 (including VAT) for the top-spec Tekna model. You can place your order for one now and first cars will be ldelivered in January 2016.

As before, the Navara's warranty covers you for the first 100,000 miles, but it's now spread across five years, ather than three.

Nissan Navara NP300 equipment

DC = Double Cab; KC = King Cab

Visia:

16in steel wheels5 link rear suspension (DC)Forward Emergency Braking (DC)Manual air conditioning (4WD)Hill Descent Control (4WD)Hill Start AssistBlack door handlesBlack door mirrorsBody coloured front bumper (DC)Black front bumper (KC)Black tube rear bumperTailgate spoilerRear differential lockLED rear lightsGuard frameMudguards front and rear16in Steel spare wheel6-way adjustable passenger seat (slide/recline)Cloth seatsRear ISOFIX childseat anchorage points (DC)Electric windows6 speakers (DC)/4 speakers (KC)Steering wheel mounted audio controlsBluetooth telephone integrationUSB portAux socket for MP3 playerCruise control and speed limiter (DC)3x 12v socketsDriver, passenger, side, knee and curtain airbagsABS with EBDVehicle Dynamic ControlElectronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD) with cut-offDaytime running lights with chrome surroundAutomatic headlights with ‘follow me home’Locking wheel nutsRear ventilation

Acenta (additional equipment over Visia):

16in alloy wheelsNissan Intelligent KeyEngine Start ButtonC-channel moveable tie-down points5in HD full colour TFT screen combimeterChrome rear step bumperChrome door handlesChrome door mirrorsChrome front grilleDoor step lightsNo guard frameChrome wheel nuts

Acenta+ (additional equipment over Acenta):

18in alloy wheelsRear colour reversing cameraAuto headlight levellerAuto dimming rear view mirrorFront fog lights with chrome surroundLeather steering wheelLeather gear knobLeather handbrakeRear privacy glassAutomatic air conditioning with dual zone climate controlHeated door mirrorsElectric folding door mirrorsDoor mirror LED indicatorsSide steps

N-Connecta (additional equipment over Acenta+):

NissanConnect 2.0 7in touch screen satellite navigation and entertainment system with:Digital radio (DAB)Rear colour reversing cameraApp integrationBluetooth audio streamingTraffic updatesEco driving tracking

Tekna (additional equipment over N-Connecta):

Around View MonitorLeather seatsLED headlightsRoof railsHeadlight washersAudio streamingHeated front seatsRear parking sensorsFront seat back storage18in Alloy spare wheel

Nissan NP300 Navara prices

GradeBodystylePrice excl. VATPrice inc. VATOptions(excl. VAT / inc. VAT)
VisiaKing Cab 2WD£18,376£21,995C-channel £125 / £150-King to Double Cab £833 / £1,000
King Cab 4WD£19,209£22,995
Double Cab 4WD£20,043£23,995
AcentaKing Cab 4WD£19,834£23,745-Rear differential lock £417 / £500-King to Double Cab £833 / £1,000
Double Cab 4WD£20,688£24,745
Acenta+Double Cab 4WD£22,084£26,445-Rear differential lock £417 / £500-Automatic Transmission £1,471 / £1,700
N-ConnectaDouble Cab 4WD£22,793£27,295-Rear differential lock £417 / £500-Automatic Transmission £1,417 / £1,700
TeknaDouble Cab 4WD£24,293£29,095-Rear differential lock £417 / £500-Automatic Transmission £1,417 / £1,700-Sunroof £375 / £450

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