Flying low under the radar, Nissan South Africa has popped the Navara Stealth bakkie into the midst of the extremely competitive leisure pickup market where it is intended to disrupt any status quo.
“Nissan has more than 50 years of heritage in South Africa. The new Nissan Navara Stealth has been engineered specifically with the South African customer in mind, to meet the demands that are placed on them and to reflect something of who they are,” says Kabelo Rabotho, Director Marketing Nissan South Africa.
Modelled on the Nissan Navara luxury edition, the Stealth comes with a number of design updates to make it an even more rugged, redefined version of the iconic pickup.
Standard silver and chrome detailing on the exterior gives way to sleek, black trims, while newly added orange accents – on the grill and front bumper, side mirrors and side steps – give the new Navara an edge. Roll-bar, side steps and black alloy wheels complete the picture.
This two-tone colouration is carried through into the interior, with seats featuring black leather side bolsters and orange material inserts and stitching which both contrast and complement one another to give the cabin a strong, modern feel.
“The new bakkie builds on the Navara’s name as a tough, luxurious and comfortable pickup. These updates are designed for the customer who is passionate about vehicle accessories and looking for a pickup that speaks to who they are,” says Rabotho.
The Navara comes in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configuration featuring the Navara twin turbo engine with 140 kW power and 450 Nm torque, as well as a 7-speed automatic transmission and a 5-link coil rear suspension, to further optimise the driving experience.
It also comes with an array of Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies, geared at moving Nissan customers towards safer and more sustainable driving.
“Nissan Intelligent Mobility is a suite of cutting-edge technology that paves the way for a whole new way of driving. It offers peace of mind, opens up new experiences, and connects you to your world and those around you,” says Rabotho.
Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies that feature in the new pickup include, the Intelligent Key System, the Intelligent 4×4 System – which assists drivers in smooth cornering by adjusting power output to the front and rear wheels – and Hill Start Assistance.
The new Navara also comes with Intelligent Around View Monitor, which uses four cameras positioned at different points around the pickup to give the driver a 360-degree, aerial view of the vehicle and its surrounds.
The Nissan Navara Stealth starts at R484 900 and comes with Nissan Assured, including a comprehensive 3-year/90,000km service plan plus a class-leading 6-year/150,000km warranty with Nissan Assured.