Nissan has unveiled two new vehicles at the Hannover Motor Show, the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept and Navara N-Guard. According to the automaker, both models highlight Nissan’s versatility in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV), where conversions have seen a massive 300% growth in the past three years.

Let’s start with the star of the show, the Navara Dark Sky Concept. Developed in the UK with European Space Agency (ESA), the pick-up is equipped with a more advanced version of Nissan’s ProPILOT driver assistance system, and the trailer on tow is actually a mobile astronomy laboratory. Pretty funky, right?

The concept includes an ultra-high performance PlaneWave telescope within a bespoke trailer module, which can be easily towed to remote off-road areas for the best atmospheric conditions for stargazing.

Displayed alongside it is the Navara N-Guard, a more rugged version – inspired by the EnGuard Concept (pictured below) – of the truck that’s on sale in Europe. It features several exterior and interior design upgrades, notably the wider wheel arches and bolder bodykit.

Trough the Off-Roader AT32 conversion pack, ground clearance of the Navara N-Guard is increased (although the press statement doesn’t specify the height increment) and the underside of the pick-up is equipped with better protection. It can also be specified with the optional snorkel, making it the most capable Navara ever offered to the European market.

So, which of the two do you fancy? Let us know in the comments below.

GALLERY: Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

GALLERY: Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept