THE ALL NEW NISSAN NP300 NAVARA: THE NEW GENERATION
PICKUP RAISING THE STANDARD IN THE SEGMENT
•Backed by Nissan's 80-year legacy of pickup truck experience and leadership
•Engineered for greater durability and more efficient performance
•Designed for productivity, style, comfort and convenience
YOKOHAMA, Japan (June 11, 2014) -The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara is the 12th
generation of its hard-working pickup, embodying Nissan's legacy of excellence and trust
in this highly demanding segment, and now with new levels of comfort, convenience and
advanced technologies. Backed by Nissan's 80 years of global pickup truck know-how and
legendary reliability, the NP300 Navara meets the needs of demanding individuals and
business owners alike.
The all-new model boasts highly competitive fuel economy, improved acceleration and
easier operation, a more rigid and durable frame, as well as modern yet tough and strong
The new Nissan NP300 Navara achieves lower overall running costs through a
combination of improvements in powertrain performance and a reduction in body mass.
Exterior refinements include a reduction in roof height and higher ground clearance, as
well as a larger loading area.
The Nissan NP300 Navara is represented by a wide range of body types and powertrain
options according to individual market demands, through narrow- and wide-body type, king
and double cab models, as well as all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive types.
The Nissan design team focused on delivering a sportier and more emotional expression
on the NP300 Navara, while maintaining Nissan's distinctive design DNA. The view from
the side is marked by the smooth silhouette thanks to the high beltline and blacked B-pillar,
which lends the NP300 Navara a unique character. The door section with dynamic convex
and concave surface boldly expresses its energetic and dependable appearance along
with the massively sculpted fenders. Nissan's signature “V-motion" motif flows from the
grille and into the hood through to the front fender, giving a smooth and dynamic character
The visual appeal of the NP300 Navara is also enhanced thanks to the boomerang shaped
lighting signature created with LED daytime running lights that gives a prominent and
distinctive impression. Additional visual spice comes from chrome waist line moldings and
turn indicators mounted in the door mirrors. The unique new color choices - Savannah
Yellow and The Earth Bronze - are designed to underscore the unique character of the
NP300 Navara: vital yet urban.
Life on board has also been upgraded. Here the designers have styled the dashboard
featuring a gentle sweep from the center panel to the door side with 3-dimensional rich
sections in order to offer a feeling of spaciousness. In addition, the Nissan designers have
styled the interior to represent a new quality benchmark in the segment, with finely
designed meters and a tactile steering wheel, as well as the use of an aluminum-like finish
on the center cluster and console as well as the finely crafted stitches on the seat.
Occupants will feel the clear influence of Nissan's SUV leadership, through the intuitive
ergonomic design and use of high quality materials, and thanks to easier ingress and
egress as well as improved refinement and visibility. Overall, the interior is spacious and
comfortable, offering convenience for hard-working entrepreneurs and the quiet relaxation
of a well isolated space for family journeys. The material selection and elaborate treatment
such as double stitching fully express its high quality and sophistication.
“Since we built our first pickup in 1933, over 14 million customers around the globe have
come to depend on a Nissan pickup to transport their families, workmates and cargo,
sometimes in the toughest of circumstances, “explained Andy Palmer, Nissan's Chief
Planning Officer. “Nissan pickups are often the lifeblood of their communities, and they
need a broader range of abilities than almost any other vehicle. Engineering a good one
isn't easy, but with the NP300 Navara, we've added to our accumulated 80 years of Pickup
know-how, more comfort, convenience and SUV-inspired features, in-order to build a great
“The Nissan New NP300 Navara sets new benchmarks for performance, toughness,
versatility and running costs; all the qualities that are critical for pickup users," adds Andy
Palmer, Nissan's Chief Planning Officer.
The dashboard sports multiple easy-to-read dials, plus a large center console with a full
array of intuitive features that combine with steering wheel controls to enable easy and
safe use while driving. Included are high-resolution color TFT instrument displays with
access to compass and turn-by-turn navigation support, fuel economy indicator and audio
track and radio content. Customization features provide driver assistance in a variety of
languages, as well as alerts, maintenance reminders and more.
While life-on-board is comfortable and convenient, the NP300 Navara has been designed
and developed to easily and confidently handle heavy loads, while allowing ease of
loading and unloading. Underneath, the NP300 Navara's high-strength chassis and leaf
suspension have been engineered to take the punishment of intense daily usage,
reflecting the expectations of pick-up customers around the world among the other
improvements to the NP300 Navara's characteristics are a reduced turning circle,
reflecting the importance of agility and maneuverability in city driving.
The NP300 Navara's powertrain boasts improved performance, with reduced fuel
consumption and emissions, as well as a dynamic control braking system that makes for a
leader in segment performance. Engine options have been developed for best in class fuel
efficiency and emissions ratings, yet with impressive power output and acceleration.
Models come equipped with improved versions of Nissan's 2.5-liter DOHC in-line 4-
cylinder Diesel engine or 2.5-liter in-line 4-cylinder Gasoline engine. The new 2.5-liter
DOHC in-line 4-cylinder Diesel engine features maximum power of 140kW and 120kW at
3600rpm, maximum torque of 450Nm and 403Nm at 2000rpm, and higher boost from a
turbocharger with electrical actuator. Fuel economy has been improved by as much as
11% over the previous model.
Shift-on-the-fly 4x4 driving can be engaged while the vehicle is in motion. The VDC
(Vehicle Dynamic Control) system helps improve 4x4 driving performance and safety,
along with ABLS (Active Brake Limited Slip), HSA (Hill Start Assist) and HDC (Hill Descent
The NP300 Navara's transmission options include a seven-speed automatic and six-speed
manual transmission. The seven-speed automatic provides for low fuel consumption at
slow speeds as well as better acceleration, expanded gear ratio for wider range of speeds,
and smooth acceleration and shifting. The six-speed manual features enhanced fuel
efficiency from low to high gear, while its optimized shift stroke makes for quick and
effortless gear changes.
Overall, the new Nissan NP300 Navara provides fleet and individual owners improved
productivity in the field and comfort on the road. This is thanks to the high quality
engineering that has delivered a tough and durable frame along with a high performance
powertrain, and a striking design inside and out for a premium ownership experience.
“We are confident that the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara will go straight to the top of
pickup buyers' shopping lists in all of the markets where we will sell it. Its combination of
striking looks, efficient performance, robustness and durability will allow owners to work
and play harder – enriching their daily lives. The NP300 Navara continues the legacy of
Nissan's long pickup history and, like all Nissan models, it will deliver excitement through
innovation," concluded Andy Palmer.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in
Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than
244,500 employees globally, Nissan sold almost 5.2 million vehicles and generated
revenue of 10.5 trillion yen (USD 105 billion) in fiscal 2013. Nissan delivers a
comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun
brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-
emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally,
is now the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle