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2015 Nissan Navara NP300 additional pricing announced: single-cab petrol from $19,490

Another 13 variants have been added to the 2015 Nissan Navara NP300 range, including new dual-cab, king-cab and single-cab models and new diesel and petrol engines. All models will be in Nissan dealerships from November 2015, with the Thai-built Navara NP300 line-up growing to 27 variants. Of those 11 will be 4x2 variants - with two single-cab, a king-cab and eight dual-cab versions...

Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks

I call a ute a ute. I don’t call it a pick-up. I don’t call it a truck (although I like the macho nature of the word truck). It’s clear, however, that the word 'ute' is being phased out of car company marketing chit-chat, and it could well be that buyers are following the same path...

Nissan Navara NP300 five-star ANCAP rated

The recently launched Nissan Navara NP300 has been awarded the maximum ANCAP five-star safety rating against its latest — and toughest — 2015 testing regime. Despite some differences in specification, all versions of the Nissan Navara (the on-sale dual-cab, as well as the king-cab and single-cab variants due to launch within the next few months) get the maximum score...

Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...

2015 Nissan Navara: New model range won't be sold alongside the old model

In recent years there have been two separate Nissan Navara model lines alongside each other in Australia. According to the Japanese company, two different versions of its tough work truck gave buyers more options when it came to choosing the exact variant that suited them...

2015 Nissan Navara won't target Toyota HiLux for sales leadership

The sales-leading Toyota HiLux isn't set to be challenged by the all-new Nissan Navara, according to the Japanese brand. Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery asserted to CarAdvice that the company's new ute won’t directly target the HiLux, which has sat at the top of the sales charts for more than a decade - despite the new NP300 Navara range being offered in a whopping 27 different variants...

Nissan Australia boss “flattered” that Mercedes-Benz will use Navara platform

Nissan Australia managing director, and former Mercedes-Benz executive, Richard Emery says it is “flattering” that the forthcoming Mercedes ute will be based on the new NP300 Navara. Late last month, Mercedes-Benz made the rather stunning announcement that it would develop and launch a pick-up rival to the Toyota HiLux by around 2018...

2015 Nissan Navara pricing and specifications

The 2015 Nissan Navara range will feature 27 unique variants when the new-generation ute hits Australian showrooms from next month. Nissan Australia today announced full specifications for the ‘NP300’ Navara line-up that replaces the D22 and D40 models, as well as pricing for the dual-cab variants, which will be the first to arrive...

Mercedes-Benz ute will share components with Navara, be built by Renault-Nissan

Late last month, Mercedes-Benz announced it that would be building its first one-tonne ute. Now we know that, for this endeavour, the German luxury car maker will be getting a little help from its friends, Renault and Nissan. After much speculation, the three companies announced today that they would work together to develop and build the new Mercedes-Benz-branded one-tonne ute...

2015 Nissan Navara spotted in Melbourne ahead of local launch

CarAdvice has spotted the 2015 Nissan Navara in Melbourne ahead of its local launch in May. The orange Nissan Navara NP300 will be the first all-new version of the ute to launch in Australia since the the D40 debuted locally a decade ago. The ute seen in these pictures is believed to be an engineering assessment vehicle...

Nissan Navara Nismo a possibility

Nissan’s performance arm, Nismo, says it would be interested in creating tuned versions of its pickup and SUV range as it seeks to expand its global lineup in the future. Nismo’s global boss of sales and marketing, Darren Cox, believes creating a Nismo version of the new Nissan Navara, would be an interesting proposition...