Nissan unveiled the Frontier Sentinel concept pick-up truck for the 2018 São Paulo Motor Show – the Frontier is also known as the Navara in other markets including Malaysia. Here, the concept has been outfitted to support ‘rescue missions in all types of Brazilian terrain’, according to Nissan.

The Frontier Sentinel features an equipment list which includes a pair of battery packs from the Nissan Leaf to provide auxiliary power, and the cargo bed has been adapted to accommodate the batteries. This also includes a set of drawers for equipment comprising gloves, flashlights, helmets, ropes, axes, toolboxes and more.

Meanwhile, the cargo bed cover doubles as a launch and landing pad for a drone, and a strengthened roll-bar spans the width of the cargo bed, which offers two power outlets in addition to the rescue equipment stored inside. Rolling stock for the Frontier Sentinel are 16-inch wheels, shod in 285/75R16 tyres.

The Frontier Sentinel also gets the more common range of go-further, off-roading modifications, which include a snorkel for deep-water crossings, while a roof-mounted lighting system provides illumination in the depths of the wilderness. Inside, the Frontier Sentinel concept gets Electric Yellow trim for its dashboard and centre console, sharing the same shade of yellow on the seat trim and stitching.

The bold colour scheme was inspired by the Brazilian hyacinth macaw, a parrot that is native to central and eastern South America, giving rise to the colour Thunder Blue that is used here on the Frontier Sentinel concept.

In Malaysia, the Nissan Navara range is topped by the VL Plus variant, bringing added equipment and safety. Powertrain for the VL Plus is carried over from the existing range, which employs the 2.5 litre turbodiesel with 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. A seven-speed auto is paired with a 4WD system that supports on-the-fly switching.

GALLERY: Nissan Navara NP300 VL Plus in Malaysia