December 06, 2016
Nissan’s all-new NP300 Navara has been awarded the International Pick-up of the Year for 2016 at a ceremony in Lyon, France.
The new NP300 Nissan Navara was subjected to a testing process which judged key factors including off-road ability, on-road performance and value for money. Towing ability was also tested. Nissan’s pick-up beat-off strong competition from the Mitsubishi L200 and Ford Ranger, with the Nissan Navara judged to have superior on and off-road ability as well engine performance and payload capacity.
Its tough chassis is accompanied by a range of new features, such as an all-new five-link rear suspension for the Doublecab model and a load bed which is 67mm longer than the previous model. Nissan have also included unique and innovative features like Around View Monitor (AVM) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) which are designed to improve drivability and practicality.
Phillippe Guerin-Boutaud, Corporate Vice President LCV BU, said: “This prestigious award celebrates Nissan’s 80 years of pick-up expertise. Rigorous testing by International Pick-up of the Year jurors illuminated the tough and innovative character of the all-new Navara.”
“Nissan is best known by its customers in Europe as the maker of capable 4x4s and breakthrough crossovers. This new Navara represents the fusion of those two realms of excellence to deliver a truly breakthrough pickup truck that combines rugged 4×4 toughness with the sophistication and efficiency of a Crossover. It is truly an honour to be selected as the International Pickup of the Year by a panel of the most experienced commercial vehicle journalists across Europe. Thank you to the IPU jurors for this award and for this powerful endorsement of the new Nissan Navara’s product excellence.” added Ponz Pandikuthira, Director of Light Commercial Vehicles for Nissan Europe.