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NISSAN NAVARA DIESEL

Double Cab Pick Up Tekna 2.3dCi 190 TT 4WD Auto

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The unique selling point of Nissan's Navara pick-up, its multi-link suspension system, has been improved as part of a useful package of changes. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Nissan have been proudly promoting their pick-up heritage with today's Navara model. That's no surprise considering the Japanese brand first produced such a vehicle over eighty years ago. The Navara nameplate isn't quite so old, dating back to the year 1997 and marking the first modern Nissan pick-up that didn't just appeal to those after a working vehicle. Indeed, with pick-ups popular as alternatives to SUVs, refinement is more important than ever. With that in mind, Nissan developed a smooth 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine for this current model that's so refined that Mercedes also uses it for its X-Class model. It also claims to be powerful and efficient. The key attribute here though, is the provision of a rear suspension set-up for the family-friendly Double Cab model that promises more car-like standards of ride and handling ride, without sacrificing its off road or load carrying ability.

Driving Experience

The Navara's 2.3-litre dCi turbodiesel engine has changed significantly in its base 163PS form, where it gains twin turbochargers - like those already fitted to the gutsier 190PS version of this unit. This means this base powerplant now puts out a prodigious 425Nm of torque, a useful 22Nm more than before. Both variants get a new 6-speed manual gearbox that features longer gear ratios and a shorter shift pattern, providing for slicker gear selection. The brakers have been looked at too; you now get disc brakes alkl round (previously at the rear, there were old fashioned drums) and the brake boosters are now bigger. That's a 40% reduction in braking forced and a usefully reduced stopping distance. Even more significant are the changes made to the multi-link rear suspension system, which is the thing that sets this Navara apart from most of its pick-up rivals who continue to use clunky old leaf springs. This Nissan's multi-link set-up now uses new dual stage coil springs and it's fitted to the King Cab body style for the first time. With a revised set-up, the rear posture is raised by 25mm to give the pickup an upright and more powerful looking stance, whilst continuing to deliver a more comfortable and dynamic 'car-like' driving feel. As a result, Navara's payload also increases by up to 46kg, dependent on model. Otherwise, things are much as before, which means that a seven-speed automatic gearbox remains optional, though once again, this is reserved for the Double Cab model only.

Design and Build

Nissan has updated the look of this Navara - but not very much. Minor changes to this revised model include fresh 17 and 18-inch wheel designs and smarter black bezel inlays for the LED headlamps. Otherwise, it's as you were before with the signature 'V-motion' grille and boomerang shaped daylight running lights. Whether you choose this vehicle in double cab or king cab guise, gone are the sharp creases and flat panels of earlier Navara models, replaced here by curves and contours. From the confident nose rearwards, it looks a modern design but one with a tough edge. The basic chassis of the Navara may date back rather a long way, but don't let that put you off. The Japanese brand really went to town with this NP300 generation vehicle and improved it in every appreciable area. If you haven't yet tried the current design, you'll be impressed by the way that the smart dashboard lifts interior quality. And you'll like the NASA-inspired seats (yes, really) that aim to create an even more car-like experience. Those that plan on making the Navara work for a living will be more interested in the range's ability to tow 3,500kg and the Double Cab's prodigious bed length.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £22,000 ex VAT and there are various trim levels available for the Navara; entry level 'Visia', 'Acenta', 'Accenta Plus', 'N-Connecta' , 'Tekna' and 'N-Guard', plus there's an extreme 'AT32' variant if you want the most extreme, expensive version it's possible to buy. 'Visia' is the only option on the Chassis Cab and 2WD King Cab while 'Tekna' trim only comes with Double Cab models. 'Visia' is very much a working man's trim level with steel wheels, black bumpers and mirrors along with no air-con. You do get a Bluetooth stereo with USB and aux in, electric windows and cruise control though. 'Acenta' includes manual air-con, alloys, chrome mirrors and grille along with a sunglasses holder. 'N-Connecta' (a popular choice) adds dual zone climate control, heated door mirrors, bigger alloys, fog lamps, rear view camera and leather for the wheel, handbrake and gearknob. 'Tekna' is where a lot of the clever stuff comes in such as Nissan's handy 'Around View Monitor' that gives a virtual bird's eye view of the truck, rear parking sensors, LED headlights with daytime running lights, 7" touchscreen with sat-nav and Bluetooth audio streaming and roof rails. Nissan's introduced 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring for the first time too. Optional extras include a rear diff lock for serious off-roading, a towing kit and heated leather seats. All models get seven airbags, ABS, hill decent control, traction control and even autonomous emergency braking on the Double Cab. New features on this revised model include smartphone integration, with customers able to locate the vehicle, lock/unlock the vehicle, check vehicle health (fuel and fluid levels) and send their destination to the vehicle's satnav ahead of departure. Trailer Sway Assist is now incorporated into the whole range.

Practicalities and Costs

Once you get your stuff in, the cargo bed is usefully long, up to 1788mm in the King Cab model or up to 1578mm in the Double Cab variant most will want, a segment-leading figure which is 67mm more than the previous generation model could offer. As for the weight of items you can carry, well payload capacities have risen with this revised model - by upo to 46kg, depenging on model; you'll still be able to carry well over a tonne in the Double Cab model. Bear in mind also that there's a generous maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes across the Navara range, which is un-bettered in the class. And when you are hauling something of that weight, you'll still be able to carry up to 800kg in the cargo bay.

Summary

Nissan's Navara goes up against some tough rivals - primarily Mitsubishi's L200 and the Ford Ranger. In comparison to these two key competitors, this Nissan's clever five-link rear axle gives it a clear advantage for those in search of a more car-like driving experience. With no penalty on load capacity or towing ability, it could be the stand-out feature on this extremely class-competitive pick-up. That would mean little if this Nissan was ugly, or worse, dull. But it isn't. And it certainly isn't dull in the way that it drives, thanks to that clever suspension. Plus we think safety standards here are class-leading. Which means that as an overall package, the Navara is hard to beat.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency38.20mpg
Emissions
Emissions252.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed111mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 5" HD colour TFT Screen
  • Around View Monitor Camera System
  • Audio Steering Wheel Switches
  • Colour Combination Meter
  • Connect 2.0 entertainment system with touch screen sat nav, App integration, traffic update
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Electromagnetic lock on fuel lid
  • Locking fuel cap
  • On-board computer
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Rear view camera
  • Service indicator
  • Stop/start button
  • Trip computer
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Entertainment

  • 4 speakers
  • App Integration
  • Aux input socket
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • DAB radio/CD player
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • USB connection

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Automatic headlamp levelling
  • Black LED headlight inlays
  • Body coloured front bumper
  • C-channel loadbox tie downs
  • Chrome door handles
  • Chrome door mirrors
  • Chrome fog light surrounds
  • Chrome front grille
  • Chrome step in rear bumper
  • Dusk sensing headlights
  • Electric folding door mirrors with indicator
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable door mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Front window top shade
  • Heated door mirrors
  • High level LED centre brake light
  • LED Daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Mud flaps front and rear
  • Privacy glass
  • Silver roof rails
  • Silver side steps
  • Tailgate spoiler

Interior Features

  • 2x front cup holder
  • 3 adjustable rear head restraints
  • 4 way adjustable passenger seat
  • 8 way adjustable drivers seat
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Front armrest
  • Front headrests
  • Heated front seats
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors with sunvisors
  • Leather gear lever and handbrake
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Load restraining hooks
  • Pollen filter
  • Rake adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear air vents
  • Rear personal lights
  • Sunglasses holder

Safety

  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver and passenger airbag
  • Driver knee airbag
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings
  • Passenger airbag with deactivate switch
  • Side airbags

Security

  • Alarm and immobiliser
  • Intelligent key
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote central locking
  • Spare wheel lock

Technical

  • 3 x 12V power outlets
  • ABS + EBD
  • Collision avoidance braking
  • Electronic limited slip differential (eLSD)
  • ESP
  • Forward emergency brake assist
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear air suspension with 5 link
  • Vehicle dynamic control

Wheels

  • 17" Steel spare wheel
  • 18" alloy wheels

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.0587
  • CO2
    252
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    0.0983
  • NOx
    0.0934
  • Particles
    0.0006
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    247
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    246
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    211
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    349
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    237

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    Yes
  • Bore
    85
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2298
  • Compression Ratio
    15.0:1
  • Cooling System
    WATER
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Codes
    YS23
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Fuel Type
    DIESEL
  • Gears
    7 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    No
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Stroke
    101.3
  • Valve gear
    DOHC

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    No
  • EC Combined
    38.2
  • EC Extra Urban
    43.5
  • EC Urban
    32.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    9.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    9.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    13.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    9
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    30.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    30.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    35.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    21.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    31.4

General

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.3
  • Badge Power
    190
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Front Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Front Suspension
    DOUBLE WISHBONE
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Hand Brake
    REAR WHEELS
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Rear Brakes
    DRUM
  • Rear Suspension
    COIL SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Steering
    PAS RACK AND PINION
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    11.2
  • BHP
    190
  • Engine Power KW
    140
  • Engine Power RPM
    3750
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    332
  • Engine Torque MKG
    45.9
  • Engine Torque NM
    450
  • Engine Torque RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    111

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    NEDC Correlated

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Automatic Clutch
    Yes
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    255/60 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    255/60 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    870
  • Height
    1855
  • Length
    5330
  • Load Height
    Not Available
  • Lower Rear Door Width
    Not Available
  • Rear Door Height
    Not Available
  • Rear Overhang
    1310
  • Side Load Door Height
    Not Available
  • Side Load Door Width
    Not Available
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.4
  • Upper Rear Door Width
    Not Available
  • Wheelbase
    3150
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    1850
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2085

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    73
  • Gross Train Weight
    6000
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3250
  • Load Space Volume
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Max. Roof Load
    56
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    3500
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2135
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Payload
    1115
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Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

"a week ago"

Alun Davies

Alun Davies

"When I started looking to get a new (personal) lease car I contacted a number of leasing companies. Silverstone were by far the most responsive and helpful. They were able to order exactly the model of car I wanted at an excellent price. Every aspect of their service from setting up the lease contract to overseeing the delivery of the car was exemplary. They were attentive and responsive but never 'pushy'. Thouroughly recommended. A big thank you to all the Silverstone team, especially Holly who dealt with all my enquiries quickly and efficiently."

"2 months ago"

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

"Superb service. After having been really let down by another leasing company, Silverstone saved the day. Really professional, quick and pleasant staff. Clear communication and quality service from start to finish. I was so pleased with the service I leased another car from them! Thanks especially to Aby, who was a superstar. I leased a Tesla Model 3 (and now a Fiat 500 too!)"

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Susan Frampton

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"I cannot fault the service received from Silverstone Fleet Management, for Start to finish it was seamless. I was regularly kept in the loop with information and what was required from myself to proceed. Holly Palmer who is one of the SFM Sales Support Executive was very prompt in responding to my emails and sending me anything that I needed to complete for the process and acknowledging anything that I returned. Tom Bailey who is one of the SFM Account Managers was very prompt at sending me the original quotes and adapting them to suit my needs and alongside Holly keeping me informed at every point during the start to end process. The whole process took at the most 3 weeks from quoting, ordering to the delivery/collection. although I appreciate this was a stock vehicle and not ordered purposely for my requirements. I had to go and collect the vehicle in the end as there were no available drivers to deliver for the date that I needed the vehicle, but this was not a fault of SFM, who tried their best to get the vehicle to me for the requested date, but had I not needed the vehicle to go on holiday then I would only have had to wait a couple more days for delivery. I would totally recommend SFM to my family and friends and hopefully I will be able to put people/business their way. When my lease is up I would not hesitate to use SFM again and hopefully this review will persuade others to take a leap of faith in SFM as they really do deliver the fantastic service that they advertise"

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