What makes the Nissan Navara such a brilliant all-around ute?

February 3, 2017 5:54 pm | chatswoodnissan.com.au

Need a new ute? It might be time to upgrade the family workhorse, or make sure the work truck is making you as productive as possible. Whatever reason you have for buying a new ute, don't go past the Nissan Navara. It's tough and powerful, and it'll do everything you need it to when you take it away for a holiday.

You'll get a truck that looks and feels sturdy, plus you'll get a whole lot of street cred for riding around in a slick vehicle. This may well be the ute you've been waiting for.

How powerful is the Nissan Navara?

Under the hood of this car, you'll get a choice of three engines:

  • A 140-kilowatt twin-turbo diesel.
  • A 120-kilowatt turbocharged diesel.
  • A 122-kilowatt petrol engine.

These are all big, strong engines that can tow a whole lot of weight – 3.5 tonnes in fact. That's more than enough to get the family boat into the water (even if the family boat can hold more people than would fit in the car). With all the torque available from the block, you won't have to worry about the car slowing down on tough slopes or losing power going over rough ground.

If your favourite campground lies beyond some dense bush and you have to travel over rocky roads (and maybe some ground that technically isn't a road), the Nissan Navara will handle it easily. You won't even feel like you're driving in a ute, because the designers at Nissan made sure to include as many creature comforts in the cabin as possible.

For a big car, with a big engine and a lot of towing capacity, you might think that the Nissan Navara is a gas-guzzling giant. That's not the case. It sips fuel, using only 7 litres per 100 kilometres (in the twin-turbo variant) so you won't spend an arm and a leg getting to your destination. You can keep that money saved for eating out or fueling the boat instead!

How luxurious is the cabin?

Think of the interior of the last ute you were in – was it clean and tidy and comfortable? Most utes on the market don't focus on making sure passengers are looked after; they're built for work.

The Nissan Navara, however, bucks that trend. It has special suspension that absorbs bumps and potholes so your passengers can relax and not feel how rough the road is. You'll also find a power sunroof, a rear-controlled air-conditioning system, and ample leg room for your tallest friends and family members.

You will have access to NissanConnect through the 7-inch colour touch-screen infotainment system in the centre console, which allows you to connect your phone or media player via Bluetooth. No more fiddling around with auxiliary cables that don't connect to your phone properly! You can even take and make calls through the system without taking your hands off the wheel. Simply use the voice commands and keep the car safely on the road.

When you're looking to buy a new ute, you need to make sure it's going to be tough enough to put up with everything you throw at it. You need to know that it has the grunt to get you where you need to go, no matter what terrain you're crossing. The Nissan Navara won't disappoint in either of these categories – in fact, it might be the best ute on the market for your needs. To find out more, head into the Sydney North Shore Automotive Nissan dealership in Sydney today – you can even take one for a test drive.