Nissan to Expand Pickup Brand in South Africa
Nissan will expand its pickup brand offerings in South Africa with the forthcoming introduction of the all-new Nissan Navara.
With the introduction of the all-new Navara, Nissan will offer a range of pickups that starts with the sub-one ton NP200, includes a wide range of NP300 Hardbody models and the overland Nissan Patrol Pickup.
The new Navara will initially be available in three double cab models, with a 4×4 drive train and the choice of a six-speed manual or new seven-speed automatic gearbox. Over time, the range will expand to include mid- and entry-level models in 4×4 and 4×2 guise, with several additional models in the pipeline.
Taking care of the commercial customer and the small businesses owner are the Nissan NP200 and NP300 Hardbody single-cab models. These models offer the choice of an 800kg payload for the NP200 and up to a 1 359kg payload for the single-cab NP300. Both models now also feature a comprehensive 6 year/150 000km comprehensive mechanical warranty as part of the Nissan Assured program.
The NP300 Hardbody is exported from South Africa to other African countries including Nigeria, where the South African produced semi-knocked-down kits are assembled in a new facility near Lagos.