nissan-np300-navara-open-for-bookings-4

Order books for the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara are now open, ladies and gents! The new ‘Mother Trucker’ arrives in Malaysia in two body styles with single and double cab models presented – the latter body style is offered in five trim levels with either a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.

As expected, the range kicks off with the single cab model, seen here in only a sole grade. On the outside, the single cab Nissan NP300 Navara is differentiated from the rest of its siblings via its 16-inch steel wheels and lack of rear spoiler and roof rails. Also missing on the single cab model are the multi-link rear suspension with coil springs – said feature is only available on the double cab variants.

The single cab Nissan NP300 Navara also misses out on the full suite of safety features adopted by its more expensive siblings – said variant only receives two airbags. Moving on to the interior, it gets vinyl-covered seats and a base audio system with four speakers with radio and CD, MP3 compatibility.

Under the bonnet, all models are equipped with the same 2.5 litre YD25DDTi four-cylinder turbodiesel engine. With that said, only the top-spec double cab VL model gets the 190 PS/450 Nm rating – the rest of the range is powered by a detuned unit which puts out 163 PS at 3,600 rpm and 403 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm.

NP300 Navara Presale Leaflet Final

Click to enlarge image.

The double cab range is comprised of five different grades with the E variant kicking things off, followed by the SE (MT), SE (AT), V and finally the range-topping VL model. On the E variant, it receives the same 16-inch steel wheels as the single cab model – it is, however, equipped with a rear spoiler. Like the single cab model and the SE (MT), the E-spec Navara is equipped with a six-speed manual only.

On the inside, it gets the Teana-esque zero gravity-inspired seats trimmed in fabric as well as a double-DIN head unit with six speakers and USB, AUX and MP3 compatibility. Safety wise, the E variant mirrors the single cab model in that it is only equipped with dual airbags.

Moving on to the SE (MT) variant, it receives 16-inch alloys and adds on the full suite of safety kit. As such, one gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), traction control, Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), hill start assist and hill descent control. Everything else is as per NP300 Navara Grade E. The same can be said about the SE (AT) which, obviously, gets the seven-speed auto.

Next up is the V variant. Said second-in-command to the VL is exclusively equipped with the seven-speed automatic transmission, a multi-function steering wheel, i-Key with push-start button and a five-inch display with six speakers and the AUX, MP3 and USB connectivity. Also, a reverse camera makes an appearance onwards from the V model.

NP300 Navara Presale Leaflet Final

Click to enlarge image.

Finally, the VL model is the one to get all the bells and whistles, both inside and out. On the exterior, it is equipped with LED headlamps replete with LED daytime running lights (every other variant gets halogen lamps), roof rails and 18-inch wheels, wrapped in 255/60 tyres. The seven-speed auto is to be found here. As mentioned earlier, the VL model is the only one to possess a total of 190 PS and 450 Nm of twist.

Inside, it retains whatever is to be found in the V model but adds on leather-wrapped seats and an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat with two-way lumbar support. Naturally, the flagship variant is equipped with the full platter of safety features as found on every other variant bar the E and single cab models.

Four colours are offered – Savanna Orange, Tungsten Silver, Diamond Black and Brilliant White. Estimated prices for the new Nissan NP300 Navara begin at RM85,000 for the single cab model. The double cab variants are priced roughly from RM95,000 for the E model and up to around RM125,000 for the VL flagship.

UPDATE: The Nissan NP300 Navara is now on display in Malaysia – details and gallery here.

GALLERY: Nissan NP300 Navara spied in Malaysia

GALLERY: Nissan NP300 Navara driven in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tags: