Nissan Navara-based SUV – Rendering
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Expected to arrive in 2018.
In May, the first test mule of the Nissan Navara-based SUV was spotted in Australia, confirming that the Japanese manufacturer is working on a new ladder-frame based SUV. Based on the current Navara’s exterior, Andrey Kirichenko has created a rendering of the unnamed SUV.
The front-end appears to be identical to the Nissan Navara NP300, although it is likely to be slightly tweaked when it becomes official. It could either be a successor to the off-road oriented Nissan X-Terra, introduced to the world as a brand new body-on-frame SUV, or sold as part of the Navara range.
Under the hood, the Navara SUV could pack the 2.5 litre YD25DDTi four-cylinder turbodiesel engine from the pickup, which is capable of 190 PS at 3,600 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 2,000 rpm. Transmission options could include a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox, with two- or four-wheel drive configurations.
In markets like Australia and ASEAN countries, the Nissan Navara-based SUV will enter a competitive segment that comprises of popular SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Chevrolet Trailblazer, all of which are derivatives of their respective pick-up sibling.
Nissan Navara NP300 (Euro-spec) – Image Gallery
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