NISSAN VIETNAM INTRODUCES THE ALL-NEW NP300 NAVARA EL 2WD AT
- The NP300 Navara received global recognition and acclaim by being awarded the International Pickup of the Year award in Lyon, France, on November 11, 2015, for its efficient and powerful engine, its on-road and off-road capabilities, its strong chassis, as well as being equipped with premium features to raise the bar for this class of vehicles.
- The all-new NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT is paired with the first-in-class 7-speed Automatic Transmission to provide smooth and powerful but economical driving.
- Backed by Nissan’s rich 80-year (1933-2015) heritage of pickup truck experience and global leadership.
Hanoi, April 14th 2016 – Nissan Vietnam today announces the launch of a new addition to the Nissan NP300 Navara family, the All-New NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT to complement the current range consisting of the VL 4WD AT, the SL 4WD MT and the E 2WD MT.
The new NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT is the first and only pickup truck in its vehicle segment in Vietnam to be equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission that provides more positive feel while giving more precise and satisfying gear engagement resulting in smooth acceleration and better fuel economy. The new variant is also equipped with the advanced and highly durable but easy to maintain multi-linked rear suspension system that provides good ride comfort and better handling performance for this class of vehicles.
Backed by Nissan’s 80 years of global pickup truck know-how and legendary reliability, the NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT promises to meet the needs of demanding individuals as well as business owners in Vietnam.
NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT comes with a full sized body riding on size 255/70R16 tires and equipped with an improved version of Nissan’s 2.5-liter DOHC in-line 4-cylinder Diesel engine to generate maximum power of 161HP at 3,600 RPM and maximum torque of 403Nm torque at just 2,000 RPM to lead again in the 2.5-liter Diesel Engine pickup class in terms of maximum horsepower and torque ratings.
With safety in mind, the NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT will assist the driver in unexpected situations. The Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) balances the braking effort between the front and the rear for maximum braking efficiency. At the same time, the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) optimises braking performance by electronically preventing wheel lock-up to enable the driver to maintain directional control even in emergency braking situations while the Brake Assist System (BA) optimises braking performance by producing additional stopping power and activating ABS earlier. The Zone Body construction and SRS dual front airbags protect the driver and passengers in the event of collision.
“Nissan NP300 Navara is highly rated globally for its Toughness, Smartness and Premium Comfort as well as its off-road capabilities. The NP300 Navara’s engine is undoubtedly the best in its class in Vietnam offering the highest power and torque among all 2.5 engine capacity pickup trucks. The all-new NP300 EL 2WD AT completely inherited Nissan’s DNA fun-to-drive spirit which brings not only ease of handling for long distance driving but also in the city with outstanding fuel consumption and value for money. The new variant is made to serve several types of consumers with diversified purposes. We do hope it will contribute to accelerate the development of the pickup market and help to redefine this segment in Vietnam”, said Mr. Khoo Cheng Pah, General Director of Nissan Vietnam.
The new NP300 Navara EL 2WD AT variant is fully imported as a completely built-up (CBU) unit from Thailand and available with 5 colors: Savana Orange, Earth Brown, Twilight Gray, Brilliant Silver and Pearl White. It is priced at VND649,000,000 (inclusive of 10% VAT) and comes with a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first), and can be purchased at all Nissan dealerships nationwide from 14th Apr, 2016.
For the launch period until 30th Apr, 2016, early bird purchasers are given a special discount of VND20,000,000 fo each unit.
Nissan Vietnam Co. Ltd. (NVL) is a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (NML) Japan and Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (TCMH), an established Malaysian investment holding company with principle activities consisting of the import, assembly and distribution of Nissan motor vehicles in Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
NVL began operations in December 2008 to import and distribute Nissan vehicles, parts and accessories. The current Nissan model range in Vietnam consists of Teana, Juke, NP300 Navara and NV350 Urvan.
The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara sports utility pickup truck was introduced to Vietnam in March 2015 with 3 variants – the VL 4WD 7AT, the 4WD SL 6MT and the E 2WD 6MT.
The Nissan NV350 Urvan, a 16-seater minibus fully imported from Japan, was introduced in June 2015 to provide more choices for Vietnamese customers in the commercial vehicles segment.
In June 2013, TCMH and Nissan Motor Japan launched a new Nissan vehicle assembly plant in Da Nang – TCIE Vietnam (TCIEV). TCIEV was built with an investment capital of USD40 million and the Nissan Sunny is the first model to be assembled at this state-of-the-art plant. This Da Nang vehicle assembly facility strictly adheres to the Nissan Production Way (NPW) and is already acknowledged to produce vehicles that comply with Nissan’s high global standards.
Nissan is a prestigious global Japanese automobile brand. In line with Nissan’s global brand statement, “NISSAN – INNOVATION THAT EXCITES”, NVL is committed to bring in exciting products to serve the diversified needs of Vietnamese customers while concurrently continuing its strong legacy of providing affordable car ownership with exceptional quality and reliability.
Besides extending the Nissan model line-up, NVL is also committed to extend the dealership network nationwide to bring the “Nissan Sales and Service Way (NSSW)” closer to Vietnamese customers.