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Nissan Navara SUV wagon may never come to Australia

The forthcoming Nissan Navara NP300 ute-based SUV may never come to Australia, despite the popularity of rugged off-roaders in our market. As you can read and see here, Nissan is developing a new seven-seat ladder-framed off-roader to take on the Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Holden Trailblazer, based the the NP300 Navara’s chassis as a spiritual successor to the old Pathfinder...

2018 Nissan Navara SUV spied testing

A prototype of what could be the anticipated SUV spin-off of Nissan's new NP300 Navara ute has been spied testing this week, revealing more than a little of the now retired R51 Pathfinder in its shape. Although the front and centre sections of this camouflaged mule are clearly Navara, the rear half is almost identical to the old Pathfinder's design - right down to the donated glass hatch, angled-top tail lamps and high-set rear door handles...

Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton to share common platform in next generations

Next-generation versions of the big-selling Nissan Navara and Mitsubishi Triton utes will likely share a common platform, Nissan CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn has confirmed. Ghosn spoke with media including CarAdvice today about broad strategies once Nissan’s planned 34 per cent controlling buy-in to the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) is operational...

Nissan D40 Navara joins Takata airbag recall in Australia

The now retired D40 Navara has joined the growing list of vehicles recalled in Australia due to the faulty Takata airbag scandal. Joining examples of the D22 Navara that were recalled last year, this new recall of the D40 variant includes 41,373 Thailand-sourced vehicles in Australia, built between 2008 and 2014...

Nissan Navara sales booming, number three ute in November

The Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Navara enjoyed boom months in November, propelling the Japanese company to huge monthly sales growth. Nissan managed 7229 sales in November, according to VFACTS, a figure that was 39.5 per cent higher than the total for November 2014. This made Nissan the number five brand in Australia, the first time it has cracked that number of some time...

2015 Nissan Navara bullbar scores ANCAP five-star safety rating

Nissan Australia has today confirmed that the bullbars offered with the 2015 NP300 Navara are entirely compliant with the new ute’s five-star ANCAP crash safety rating. Available as part of its Genuine Accessories program, the two steel and two aluminium bullbar options - to suit the Navara's standard- and wide-body cabins - have all been awarded five-star safety ratings of their own...

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...