2019 Nissan Navara An onboard endowment worthy of a luxury sedan, a 2.3-liter turbo-diesel 190 hp and a brilliant guide supported by attractive performance. Here are the excellent credentials performed by the latest generation of the Navara 4×4
Beautiful life for the pick up at our latitudes: temperate climate, paved roads (more or less well…), some occasional off-road excursion so much to stretch a little ‘ the reduced, the load strictly regulated by law, widespread assistance and good Fuel, free of impurities and homogeneous quality. What more could you want from life than a 4×4 work? Quite another kind of existence is that they have to face the same vehicles in the land of Africa: High temperatures, rare asphalt roads that make the off-road the norm, always loading a little above the lines, assistance only when something breaks and diesel not Always clean.
we have chosen for a test a little out of the ordinary of the 2019 Nissan Navara Double Cab , a pick up also a bit ‘ out of the ordinary: 2019 Nissan Navara Interiors (are those of the Qashqai), equipment from luxury sedan (with lots of around view monitor), very carefully and mechanical finishes from the refined crossover (the automatic change to seven gears is Infinite origin). A vehicle far from rustic, in short, tested in an environment where the rusticity is sometimes a merit more than a defect. To intrigue, in particular, the new rear suspension, with rigid bridge but with elastic elements consisting of helical springs instead of semi-elliptical crossbows, an unusual solution on a pick up, which is subject to its nature as a transport vehicle (the Capacity is almost 1 ton) to much wider weight variations, between empty and full load, compared to those to which a normal off-road vehicle is encountered. Even the equipment of the board, really rich and at the height of a high-level SUV, was intrigued by the profile of its survival under severe operating conditions. No doubt, however, with regard to the engine, a four-cylinder turbo-diesel of 2.3 liters from 190 horses of Renault origin, strictly derived from that used on the commercial vehicles of the Alliance Nissan-Renault and guaranteed 5 years or 160,000 kilometers, with coupons foreseen at intervals of 2 years or 40000 kilometers.
Despite the mole (almost 2 tons of empty weight, a wheelbase of 3.15 meters and more than 5 meters long), the 2019 Nissan Navara immediately reveals an unsuspected agility. The time diameter, reduced by 1.4 meters compared to the previous model, helps in maneuvering, while the power steering, automatic gearbox, and well-balanced trim guarantee a more crossover driving experience than pick up. Of course, the 190 horsepower of the engine helps a lot under this profile, as they are able to guarantee a brilliant time, 10.6 seconds, in acceleration from 0 a100 kilometers per hour and a maximum speed of 184 kilometers per hour, with road routes, higher than 14 km/ liter.
Bizone climate, advanced connectivity and navigator with onboard entertainment system equipped with a large touchscreen (7 “) embedded in the dashboard exalt the crossover feeling, so that, arrived at the end of the asphalt, almost forget that the system of Traction 4×4 and what today seems almost reserved for vehicles from off-road professional or the integral part-time with the division that must be actuated by the pilot.
Nothing complicated, for goodness sake: a rotating switch placed in front of the gear lever allows to insert the integral “on the fly” and the maneuver, thanks to a synchronization system, can also be carried out with moving vehicle up to the speed of 100 Miles an hour.
2019 Nissan Navara Driving Experience
On the fast dirt roads and on the natural bottom paths the front wheel with independent wheels and the rear axle with rigid bridge prove very well tuned, with losses of adhesion to the back limited to the more closed curves or to the strokes where the lining of the road has Assumed the form of the Corrugated sheet. Moreover, the system of control of stability and traction in these cases intervenes with readiness but without arrogance, acting on the brakes and not cutting the power of the motor, fact that one appreciates in particular on the sand.
Right on the sandy funds you can use the power qualities but, above all, those of torque (450 Nm from 1,750 rpm) of the drive unit: In this case, after having reduced a little the pressure (up to about 1 bar) of the big tires (265/60 R 1 8) and having verified the most suitable gear and speed to achieve the so-called “flotation” on the sand, you can remove, of course, the unloaded vehicle, of good satisfaction: better not to let the automatic work alone, because it could Change the relationship in an inopportune way by putting the engine in trouble: The Sand “eats” always power in a terrifying way, but driving in advance, or selecting the correct ratio is then exploiting the qualities of the engine, accomplice also the sand a little ‘ humid, The 2019 Nissan Navara literally manages to fly through the dunes.
Equally valid is the behavior on the rocky tracks, where you can march for long strokes at a man’s pace thanks to the gears reduced properly multiplied. To insert them (and to remove them), we act on the same rotary switch that drives the integral traction, but in this case, it is necessary to completely stop the vehicle and put the automatic transmission in “neutral”, an operation that takes a few seconds but that It always runs smoothly. All these qualities, obviously, they have their price, which for the 2019 Nissan Navara double cab top of the range (set up Tekna, 190 horsepower and automatic gearbox) is 44,663 Euro turnkey (figure that is reduced to 35,900 euros for those who can deduct the VAT, being a vehicle Registered as a truck).