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Having just gone on sale last year, the Nissan NP300 Navara has already received a few new upgrades, including a cleaner engine and added safety features. Well, in the United Kingdom at least.

For British buyers, the Renault-sourced YS23 2.3 litre dCi twin-turbo diesel engine – available in 160 PS and 190 PS variants – has been upgraded, cutting carbon dioxide emissions to as low as 159 grams per kilometre, a reduction of 8 g/km. The combined fuel consumption figure has also been reduced to 6.1 litres per 100 km, down from 6.3 l/100 km.

Also incorporated is a new Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment system, which utilises AdBlue urea injection to reduce the emission of nitrous oxides (NOx) – the 17 litre tank is enough for up to 11,500 km between refills. The Idle-Stop System (ISS) is also now standard on all manual models – all-in-all, the changes enable the engine to meet Euro 6 emissions standards.

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It has to be noted that our NP300 Navara gets the older YD25 2.5 litre mill with variable geometry turbocharging, which produces the same power and torque as the 2.3 litre engine, but at different rpm levels. Carried over from the previous-gen D40 Navara, the bigger engine is meant for countries with fuel grades Euro 4 and lower.

Other additions include a colour multi-info display, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth connectivity and a multifunction steering wheel that is now standard on all models. On the safety side, the Navara is now available with an Around View Monitor (AVM) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), the latter being Nissan’s version of autonomous emergency braking (AEB).

One downside is that the kerb weight has been increased by between 5 kg and 38 kg depending on the variant, although the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) is now also up by between 25 kg and 35 kg.