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New Nissan Navara King Cab - (Australia)
July 28th, 2008
A new four-door variant of the award-winning Nissan Navara has arrived with even more load-bed room, class-leading torque and towing ability.
A trio of King Cab models is now available powered by a muscular 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine delivering 126kW power and a superior 403Nm torque in 4x4 models.
Two transmissions are on offer, the standard six-speed manual and an optional 5-speed automatic. The six-speed manual has a ‘long’ overdrive top gear for better economy and quieter running.
In addition, Nissan is adding a Single Cab Chassis manual transmission model to the family that features a separate two-passenger bench seat and an even longer load bed for those who want the practicality of a tough, modern workhorse with the latest features.
The Nissan Navara King Cab offers seating for four, thanks to a pair of fold-down rear seats which, when folded, allow more than enough room for luggage or tools behind the front seats.
The King Cab allows easy entry to the rear of the cab thanks to a rear-hinged door on either side that opens wide. With no B pillar to impede entry or egress, occupants will find cabin entry and egress comfortably easy.Safety is also a priority with headrests and 3-point seatbelts for all four passengers.
Thanks to the longer load bed, compared with the Navara Dual Cab, the new King Cab ST-X Pick-Up can fit 1855mm long loads into its rear tub.
Three King Cab models are available; the RX King Cab Chassis, which along with the premium specification ST-X King Cab Chassis, can be fitted with a Genuine Nissan aftermarket tray; and the sportiest ST-X King Cab Pick-Up which comes with its own tub and integrated tub liner, sports bar, rear chrome step bumper and remote fuel release.
All King Cab models (and the Single Cab Chassis) are built at the Nissan Bangna Trad plant located about 20 kilometers east of Bangkok. (Navara Dual Cab is sourced from Spain).
The new models are available from August at Nissan dealers across Australia. The Nissan Navara D40 Dual Cab range has been highly successful in Australia,
especially in turbo diesel guise. It is the multiple winner of 4x4 Magazine’s Ute of theYear: The ST-X Dual Cab turbo diesel manual won it in 2006, while the ST-X Dual Cab turbo diesel auto took out the title in 2007.
The D40 Navara is Nissan Australia’s biggest selling model with close to 9,000 sold so far this calendar year.
“The new Navara King Cab is destined to play an important role in tightening Nissan’s grip on the light commercial vehicle market,” said Dan Thompson, CEO of Nissan Australia.
“The D40 Navara Dual Cab has been a very big seller for Nissan Australia since its launch here, and is often in the top ten of all models in, according to VFACTS.
“We see the King Cab models entering a growing market segment, where the need to balance a large load with the ability to carry four in safety and comfort, if only occasionally, will be greatly appreciated by our customers.
“The Navara King Cab will have a broad appeal, from working tradesmen to people with active lifestyles who need to transport bulky gear in rougher terrain.
Increasingly, customers want to be able to use their vehicle at the weekends, as much as during the week. Our customers love how their Navara drives and they don’t want to leave it behind when the work day is done,” said Thompson.
“We also believe that the availability of an automatic transmission across the King Cab rage will appeal to many of our customers. This gives us a distinct advantage against our competitors.
“Many Navara customers have something big to tow, and with a 4x4 class-topping 403Nm torque and a 3000kg towing capacity (equaling class-best) across the range, that should be no problem.
“The Nissan Navara King Cab range offers a wide choice from the RX King Cab to the sportiest ST-X Pick-Up. There’s a Navara King Cab to suit all needs and tastes,“said Thompson.
Nissan Navara King Cab Range RRP.
RX King Cab Chassis $38,160
ST-X King Cab Chassis $41,160
ST-X King Cab Ute $42,660
Five-speed automatic $2,250
Nissan Navara Single Cab.
RX Single Cab Chassis $33,660