South African timing and new range details released

By Jason Woosey 29m in the past

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JOHANNESBURG – Following the worldwide reveal of the facelifted Nissan Navara earlier on Thursday, Nissan South Africa has released additional details on its plans for the native market.

During an internet press briefing, Nissan SA advertising and marketing supervisor Kabelo Rabotho confirmed that the new bakkie is about to enter manufacturing at Nissan’s Rosslyn plant in Gauteng throughout the first quarter of 2021.

Nissan additionally confirmed {that a} a lot wider range of derivatives shall be supplied to South African patrons. The present imported Navara is simply out there in high-spec double cab derivatives, however the locally-built range may even embrace a single cab physique fashion, along with the present double cab format.

Nissan SA additionally plans to supply two further powertrains, with the present 140kW 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel being joined by a extra reasonably priced single-turbo model with 120kW.

The single cab derivatives may even be out there with a petroleum engine, Nissan says, with out furnishing any additional details.

Depending on the spinoff, patrons may even be capable to select between guide and automated transmissions in addition to 4×2 and 4×4 configurations.

Additional export markets for SA

The native manufacturing of the new Nissan Navara may even usher in an enhanced export programme, which is able to see the fashions attain 42 markets in sub-Saharan Africa. When requested about potential exports to Europe, provided that the Barcelona plant that presently produces Navaras is rumoured to be closing, Nissan mentioned it was too early to remark.

Read extra concerning the new Nissan Navara right here.

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