IAB Report – 2015 Nissan Navara interior and exterior partially revealed
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
Ahead of its global debut in Thailand on June 11th, the 2015 Nissan Navara pickup truck has been teased in two videos.
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The global pickup which primarily targets South East Asian countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia will take on the likes of Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max and Mitsubishi Triton. While the likelihood of Navara being launched in India is non-existent, the pickup could spawn a tough looking SUV for the Asian markets just like how Hilux gave birth to Fortuner, D-Max to MU-7 and Triton to Pajero Sport.
The interior of the new pickup has a passenger car feel to it with familiar Nissan designs and layouts. The multimedia infotainment screen on the centre console and color display in the instrument cluster give the pickup an upmarket appeal.
The exterior, subscribes to the brand’s latest design language. Developing a good looking SUV from the 2015 Navara would not be a daunting task for the design team.
The 2015 Nissan Navara is expected to be powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine that is good enough for 190 PS. A 6-speed manual or a 7-speed AT would be transmissions of choice. If Nissan goes ahead with it, the Navara based SUV would seat 7 passengers and boast of above average off-roading capability.