After an incredible amount os leaks and teaser photos, Nissan, formally, unveiled its 2015 Nissan Navara a pickup truck in July of 2014. Just as was speculated, the new Navara boasts a revolutionary deign that has elongated headlights that feature LED enabled daytime running lights alongside of a more rounded and U shaped front grille. The vehicle also hosts a tailgate that was shapelier that has an integrated spoiler and tail lamps that have been increased. Overall, the latest generation of the Nissan pickup trucks is less chunky in appearance that the previous model version. The precise specifications of the vehicle will vary depending on the country that it is released unto, and the vehicle will be available in body styles that include Crew and King cabs.
2015 Nissan Navara Engine
Globally, the 2015 Nissan Navara features a four cylinder 2.5 liter turbo diesel engine that is capable of outputs of either 163 horsepower with 297 pound per feet of torque or 190 horsepower with 332 pound per feet of torque. Both options are mated with a standard six speed manual transmission as well as a more fuel efficient option of a seven speed automatic option. Depending on the configuration, four wheel or rear wheel drive are also available as options.
Models that are equipped with four wheel drive additionally feature the electric driving aids: Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. The overall look of the vehicle has been made more streamlined and will be offered in the following colors: Bronze and Savannah Yellow Earth. The roof has been placed lower as the ground clearance of the vehicle has been, slightly, increased. This latest version of the Nissan pickup truck has undergone a reduction in weight and an increase to its aerodynamics. This generation of the vehicle has been increased due to the reduction in weight and engine updates.
2015 Nissan Navara Interior
The interior of this latest generation of the Navaro has a sport utility vehicle inspired and more refined design and feel. The cabin contains a curved center console and installed within the instrument cluster is a configurable TFT screen as well as a multi-function three spoke steering wheel. Models that are well equipped will offer the consumer a variety of technology based features that include an integrated touch screen and a push button ignition.
There are industry insiders that contend that with all of the upgrades and updates to the mid-sized pickup truck, the greatest down side (and possible deterrent) would be the pricing. The proponents contend that there are full sized trucks that do not carry the price tag of the Navara and that alone would remove a hefty amount of buyers from Nissan’s niche market.
2015 Nissan Navara Price and Release Date
Sales of the 2015 Nissan Navara will begin early this year in Australia and will slowly become available to other markets. This twelfth generation of the vehicle will be known as the Nissan Frontier within the United States. The pricing of the vehicle is quite dependent on the transmission type and powertrain options chosen by the consumer. Given that the Navara is said to achieve 22 mpg and 27 mpg combined, not many will find issue with the pricing sitting comfortably in the range from $30,000 to $60,000.