Review of the Nissan Navara and Pathfinder. The top models of the two series will receive a new 3.0-liter V6 diesel. The 2.5-liter engine gets more power with less fuel consumption. From SE-equipment of the Navara – Europe’s best-selling pickup truck has – in the future of ESP. plus new extras. Nissan presents the fresher models at the Geneva Motor Show. Launch of the new model year is in April 2010, the 3.0-liter diesel is available from June 2010. The power rating of the V6 diesel, developed jointly by Renault-Nissan Allinaz amounts to 170 kW / 231 hp. The maximum torque of 550 Newton meters, marks an optimum value in this class and is located at 1700 to 2500 revolutions per minute.
The proven 2.5-dCi-cylinder common rail diesel offering for the future performance of 140 kW / 190 hp and consumes 8.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers under the EU standard 1.3-liter, less than 19 HP weaker previous version. The CO2 emissions were reduced correspondingly by 40 grams to 224 grams per kilometer. The torque increased by 47 Nm to 450 Nm.
The revised versions stand out with a new front and (in Pathfinder) and rear end from their predecessors. At the bow the facelift includes a new bonnet, a revised grille and bumper, a rounder. The front overhang has been extended in both models is 80 millimeters, its convex shape gives the new off-roaders in a sportier and more dynamic appearance. The “face” of the two-wheel to determine additional redesigned headlamps – the Pathfinder are also equipped with the optional Xenon headlights. The jets will now head the headlight washer telescoped out from body color painted covers in the bumper. For the Pathfinder and Navara LE V6 are also 18-inch alloy wheels with new design to choose from.
The variants with a new 3.0-liter engine is a V6 discreet logo on the front edge of both front doors to recognize. The Pathfinder V6 also gets new side moldings. Its rear end is now characterized by a newly designed bumper with angular corner pieces. They shift the optical center of gravity to the bottom and give the Pathfinder a moderate, more robust performance.
The interior has been revised. In addition, new controls, revised door trim, new upholstery for the seats (Navara), additional chrome include applications and a new instrument cluster. How much attention the designers at Nissan devoted the details, evidence, for example, door panels, which look better and are more practical use than the previous version. Armrests and door handles feel noticeably more pleasant to the touch on, by the slightly modified form, they are also more comfortable to use.
On the practical innovations include the large door pockets, which is now easily add one-liter beverage bottles. The shelves in the rear doors are now voluminous enough to the original first aid kit to include in Nissan. Particularly striking are also newly designed 4-WD-switches and the steering wheel housed in the now-lit control buttons for phone and audio system. The fixtures for the automatic transmission selector lever and – depending on the model – for the instrument cluster are made of chrome. Nice impression – the new storage box in the center console, which has a subdued closing. The SE and LE versions will “Fine Vision” tools that add value to the dashboard, and are optically clear to read. A leather interior is standard on the Pathfinder LE, optional on the Navara LE. For expanded equipment range, depending on the model, an integral part in the cruise control speed. Upon request, the new communications and IT Nissan Audio 08 with 40-gigabyte hard drive and navigation, but also from the 3D bird’s eye view available. Is also optional Bose premium sound system, the amplifier output and speaker size specifically for use in Navara and Pathfinder have been reconciled. A novelty in the Navara is already known from the Pathfinder rear view camera. This useful extra facilitates parking particularly laden, or if the Navara is equipped with a hardtop.