Nissan NP300 Navara wins coveted 2016 International Pick-up award

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Against seemingly stacked odds, the Nissan NP300 Navara emerged on top to win the coveted 2016 International Pick-up award at a ceremony in Lyon, France. The NP300 faced stiff competition against equally popular and capable rivals like the Mitsubishi Triton and Ford Ranger T6.

Each pickup truck was rigorously tested and judged for its off-road capability, on-road performance and their value for money. The tests also include towing abilities to determine just how capable of a workhorse these new pickup trucks are. Following these tests, the Nissan NP300 Navara subsequently picked up the award, thanks to newfound levels of ‘crossover-inspired comfort and refinement‘ while maintaining off-road capabilities. Not bad for a truck with multi-link type rear suspension, huh? Nissan-Navara-NP300-Preview-33

Its exterior and interior also received praise from the judges who were also impressed with some of the NP300 Navara’s first-in-class features and technologies. To recap, all Malaysia-bound Navaras will be fully imported from Thailand and carries a price tag from RM85k to RM125k. Only one engine will be offered, and that’s the 2.5-litre YD25DDTi oil burner with two states of tunes.

QUICK FACTS

Nissan NP300 NavaraGrade VLGrade VGrade SE (AT)Grade SE (MT)Grade ESingle Cab
Engine2,488cc; inline-4 DOHC with Variable Geometry System; Commonrail Injection (YD25DDTi)
Transmission7-speed Auto with Manual Mode6-speed manual
Max Power190 hp @ 3,600 rpm163 hp @ 3,600 rpm
Max Torque450 Nm @ 2,000 rpm403 Nm @ 2,000 rpm
SuspensionIndependent Double Wishbone (Front), Multi-Link with Shocks (Rear)Double Wishbone (Front), Multi-Leaf with Shocks
Estimated PriceRM125,000Between RM95,000 to RM115,000RM85,000

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The Nissan NP300 Navara will be officially launched on 26 November 2016. First deliveries will also begin on launch day, and it’s covered with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty programme.


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Nissan NP300 Navara Single Cab & Grade E

Nissan NP300 Navara SE (MT & AT); Grade V

Nissan NP300 Navara VL


Matthew H. Tong

Matthew H. Tong

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