The new Nissan NP300 Navara has been designed to be versatile and cross over into other model classes. The tough load bed shows that it is a capable commercial vehicle, while settling into the cabin feels like you are slipping into a spacious hatchback.
The model’s exterior serves two purposes: assisting you in changing environments and attracting attention. A variety of chrome fixtures including the door handles, mirrors and front grille (from Acenta), are fitted for the latter, while alloy wheels from the same trim do both as they look great and improve the ride quality. Acenta+ comes with side steps to help you and passengers take their seat, and Tekna features roof rails that hold extra cargo.
Standard mudguards on the front and rear protect the body from debris that is kicked up by the wheels, and a guard frame on the Visia shields the cab, should any items move around on the loading bed.
It is clear that Nissan looked to its accomplished passenger cars when designing the vehicle’s cabin, which feels very unlike being inside a pick-up. You don’t need to stretch far to reach all of the main functions on the dashboard and centre console. The cloth seats feel comfortable even after hours of driving, and they are replaced by heated leather seats in the top-of-the-range Tekna. The Double-Cab gives the interior room for four passengers while up to three can be carried in the King-Cab. Behind the cabin is a deep load area measuring 1.78 metres long and 1.56 metres wide at its largest. The folding tailgate offers a few extra inches if you need to carry longer items, and load lashing hooks along each side help you to secure goods safely.