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Having a bout of Déjà vu? Don’t worry, you’re not losing your mind. Allow us to explain – earlier on we brought you images of the soon-to-be-launched Nissan NP300 Navara on display at the 1 Utama Shopping Centre, now the same car at the same venue has gone on display against an anamorphic 3D background.

Said background is meant to depict the all-new pick-up truck in a more appropriate setting – the fact that the truck appears to be right at the very edge of a rocky cliff with nothing but the sea to greet it if it tumbles down should get the message across.

Macho image aside, the Nissan NP300 Navara pictured here is that of the flagship VL variant – said model is marked with an estimated price tag of RM125,000. We’ll know for sure when the truck is launched soon. So what does plonking for the most expensive variant get you? For starters, the VL model is equipped with LED headlights and daytime running lights along with roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels.

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As this is the very same Thai-spec unit, we weren’t allowed to take a peek into the cabin. However, you can rest well knowing that the interior will feature the leather-trimmed zero gravity-inspired seats with an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat (with two-way lumbar support), a multifunction steering wheel, a five-inch display with six speakers and AUX, MP3 and USB connectivity.

Also, one gets an i-Key with push-start button and a reverse camera. The list of standard safety kit includes dual front 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.

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Quite the list indeed but with so much power under the bonnet, it makes perfect sense. The Nissan NP300 Navara is powered by the 2.5 litre YD25DDTi four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 190 PS at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque. Power gets put to the road via a seven-speed automatic transmission with Manual Mode.

We’ve already taken the new ‘Mother Trucker’ for a spin and you can read our review here. Additionally, you can also read what owners of the current Navara have to say about their trusty workhorses here. Want more info on the other variants that will go on sale in Malaysia soon – click this way.