Comparing the Soon-to-be-Discontinued NP200 with the Cheapest Nissan Navara

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In a matter of weeks, the ultimate NP200 will roll off of the manufacturing line as the ultimate half-tonne bakkie to be offered new in South Africa. How does it stack as much as the most affordable Nissan Navara although? We discover out what makes the ladder-framed bakkie R135 800 dearer than the unibody mannequin under.

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Nissan NP200 Quick Information

  • Value: R234 000 or R253 800 (with aircon)
  • Engine: 1.6-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine 
  • Transmission: 5-speed handbook
  • Energy: 64 kW
  • Torque: 128 N.m
  • Pushed Wheels: Entrance
  • Gas Consumption: 8.1 L/100 km
  • Rivals: Mahindra Bolero Maxitruck, Suzuki Tremendous Carry

Taking the reigns from the domestically commemorated Nissan 1400, manufacturing of the NP200 started in earnest throughout 2008 on the Rosslyn facility simply outdoors of Pretoria. The general recipe has remained largely unchanged serving as a preferred and sole possibility within the half-tonne unibody bakkie section and key for couriers, small companies and fleet automobiles. Over its prolonged manufacturing run, the bakkie has deviated often from the norm with a number of bespoke iterations sporting customized stickers and aesthetic options from manufacturing unit.

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For R253 800, patrons obtain a modestly outfitted mannequin that’s outfitted with ABS, EBD and a couple of airbags for the 2 entrance seats. Air-conditioning is included within the value nevertheless a extra reasonably priced model which doesn’t embody the system is on the market too. The within is utilitarian with an elective audio system, cup holders and energy steering. Exterior, the entrance wheel drive mannequin measures 4 499 mm in size, 1 735 mm in width and 1 554 mm in top. With its unibody building, floor clearance is a good 177 mm whereas its turning circle is 11.4 meters. When it comes to its endowment, the load quantity sits at 1 250 litres whereas its kerb weight is a smidge over a tonne at 1 055 kg. The utmost payload is 800 kg and its unbraked towing capability is 580 kg whereas braked is 650 kg. A 6-year/150 000 km guarantee is included as customary.

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Regardless of beginning out in life with a number of opponents, the NP200 has now turn into the only providing available in the market and as soon as it ceases manufacturing, will finish the section altogether. That begs the query of the way it stacks up towards the most affordable Nissan Navara on supply new domestically. Take a look under…

Nissan Navara 2.5 single cab XE Quick Information

  • Value: R369 800
  • Engine: 2.5-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine 
  • Transmission: 6-speed handbook
  • Energy: 118 kW
  • Torque: 233 N.m
  • Pushed Wheels: Rear
  • Gas Consumption: 7.2 L/100 km
  • Rivals: Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok

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Coming in R135 800 dearer than the most affordable NP200, the Navara may have its work minimize out for it retaining the 1 000 plus patrons of the unibody bakkie coming to Nissan dealerships. Like its diminutive counterpart, the most affordable Nissan Navara mannequin, the only cab XE comes with virtually no frills. The modestly outfitted mannequin contains ABS, EBD and a couple of airbags just like the NP200 nevertheless the inside additionally receives an adjustable steering column, electrically adjustable mirrors and a sliding cab window. When it comes to dimension, the rear wheel drive ladder-frame bakkie measures at 5 235 mm in size, 1 790 mm in width and 1 750 mm in top. Extra succesful off street, the most affordable Nissan Navara additionally features a floor clearance of 209 mm however has a barely bigger turning circle measuring 12.8 metres. Higher outfitted for loading and towing, the 1 605 kg bakkie can pull 750 kg unbraked and 1 588 kg braked. It additionally contains Nissan’s 6 yr/150 000 km guarantee.

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