2019 Nissan Navara Test Drive
Onboard equipment worthy of a luxury sedan, a 2.3-liter turbodiesel 190 HP and a brilliant guide supported by interesting performances. Here’s the latest from the exhibited excellent credentials 2019 Nissan Navara 4×4.
Beautiful life for pick up at our latitudes: temperate, paved roads (more or less fine), some occasional off-road excursion just to stretch a bit small, rigidly regulated by law, load a widespread assistance and good fuel economy, without impurities and homogeneous quality. What more could you want from life a 4 x 4? Well, another kind of existence is that they face the same vehicles on African soil: high temperatures, rare paved roads that make the SUV the norm, load always a bit over the top, assisting only when something breaks and not always clean diesel.
But in Africa, where life is hard, you can better appreciate the quality of this kind of vehicles and its Africa, namely in the area of Morocco Errachidia, we chose for a trial a little out of the ordinary of the Nissan Navara Double Cab pick up, which is also a bit out of the ordinary: interiors from Suv (are those of the Qashqai) onboard equipment, from luxury sedan (with around view monitor), beautiful finish and mechanics from refined crossover (seven-speed automatic transmission is Infinite source). A vehicle that is anything but rustic, in short, put to the test in an environment where the rusticity is sometimes an advantage rather than a defect. To intrigue, in particular, the new rear suspension, a hard deck but with spring elements consist of coil springs instead of leaf spring semielliptical, an unusual solution on a pick up, which is subject to its nature of transport vehicle (the capacity is almost 1 ton) to broader changes in weight, between no load and full load, compared to those under which undergoes a normal SUV. Even the edge, really rich and worthy of an upscale Suv was curious about in terms of its survival in severe operating conditions. No doubt, however, as regards the engine, a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel from Renault source 190 horses closely derived from that used in commercial vehicles Nissan-Renault Alliance and guaranteed 5 years or 160 thousand kilometers, with 2-year intervals or coupons provided for 40 thousand kilometers.
Despite the mole (almost 2 tons of weight, a wheelbase of 3.15 meters and over 5 meters long), the Navara immediately reveals an unexpected agility. The turning circle, reduced by 1.4 meters compared to the previous model helps in maneuvers, while the power steering, automatic transmission and the well-balanced driving experience from a crossover that pick up. Sure, the 190 horsepower engine help much in this regard, as they are able to guarantee a brilliant time, 10.6 seconds, the acceleration of 2019 Nissan Navara from 0 to100 kilometers per hour and a top speed of 184 kilometers per hour, with distance, road, over 14 km/liter. Climate zone climate control, advanced connectivity and navigation system with onboard entertainment system with large touch screen (7 “) embedded in the dashboard highlight the crossover feeling, so much so that, at the end of the tarmac, almost forgetting that the AWD and that today seems almost reserved for professional off-road vehicles, that is the integral part time with transfer case which must be operated by the pilot. Nothing complicated, for heaven’s sake: a rotary switch in front of the gearshift lever allows the integral on the fly and maneuver, thanks to a system of synchronization, you can perform even with moving vehicle up to speeds of 100 kilometers per hour.
2019 Nissan Navara Reliability
On dirt roads and paths to the natural background independent front and rear rigid bridge are very well arranged, with the loss of grip on the rear closed corners or to strokes confined to where the road took the form of tôle corrugated. Furthermore, the stability and traction control system intervenes in such cases promptly but without arrogance, using the brakes and not by cutting the power of the engine, which can be appreciated in particular on sand. Right on sandy bottoms can be put to good use the power but, above all, those of torque (450 Nm from 1,750 RPM) drive unit: in this case, after reducing some of the pressure (up to about 1 bar) of the big tire (265/60 R 18) assess that the direction and speed best suited to achieve the so-called “floating” on the sand You can remove obviously unloaded, a lot of satisfaction: better not let work the automatic alone, because it might change report inappropriately creating hardships the engine: the sand “eats” always power so terrifying, but driving in advance, or by selecting the correct ratio is then taking advantage of the qualities of the engine, also because of the sand a little damp, the Navara can literally fly through the dunes. Equally valid path behavior of rocks, where you can March for long stretches at a walking pace thanks to gearbox adequately geared ‘. To fit them (and disinsert RLE), we act on the same rotary switch that operates the all-wheel drive, but in this case, it is necessary to completely stop the vehicle and put the automatic gearbox in “neutral”, which takes a few seconds but that always takes place smoothly. All these qualities, of course, have their price, which for the Navara double cab in top of the range (setting up Tekna, 190 horsepower and automatic transmission) is 44,663 euro turnkey (figure that is reduced to 35,900 euros if you can deduct the VAT, since it is a vehicle registered as truck).
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