Nissan Navara for sale in Myanmar
Originally introduced in 1997, Nissan Navara is a line of pick-up trucks manufactured by the Japanese Motor Company Nissan. The first generation, the D22 series stopped production after 2002 in Japan and are replaced by the D40 series, the second generation of taller, longer and overall bigger mid-size pick-ups.
In June 2014, Nissan unveiled the twelfth generation of the Navara which promises improved fuel economy, easier handling and better acceleration while maintaining its rigidity and durable frame, with reduced roof height. But to compensate for the lower roof, its loading area and ground clearance have been increased. Most Nissan Navara seen in Myanmar have diesel engines although petrol engines are also available. Due to its increasing popularity, the 2014 Nissan Navara is spotted widely on the streets of Yangon, for families and commercial drivers alike.
Nissan Navara: Review
Nissan Navara: Performance and Engines specifications
Single and crew cabs vehicles are available as part of the D22 series, both 2WD and 4WD, with either Diesel or Petrol engines. Producing 143 hp is the 2.4-liter inline-four Petrol engine, whereas 3.3-liter V6 engine and the 3.3-liter V6 Supercharged engine produce 180 hp and 210 hp respectively. Models with “high” boost trim deliver 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque and the “low” boost trim can produce 161 hp and 403 Nm.
As for the D40 series of midsize pick-up trucks, the engine choices include the V6 Petrol engine producing 266 hp at 5600 rpm and 385 Nm at 4000 rpm, or the 2.5-liter Turbo-charged Diesel engine producing 172 hp at 4000 rpm and 403 Nm at 2000 rpm for the 4WD, and 142 hp at 4000 rpm and 356Nm at 2000 rpm for the 2WD. A standard 5-speed Automatic transmission is available for both engines and a 6-speed manual transmission is also available for the Diesel engine.
The 2008 Nissan Navara Single Cab also became popular in Myanmar after imports from the Thai used car auctions. The 2.5 engine reduces the torque output from 356 N·m (263 ft·lbf) to 294 N·m (217 ft·lbf) at 2,000 rpm. This model has 15" wheels and power steering is standard. Electric mirrors and central power locking are also available as optional extra.
According to Nissan, the 2015 models of the Navara will adopt a new 2.5 liter DOHC I4 diesel with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT). A 2.5 liter gasoline variant will also be available, announced Nissan.
Nissan Navara: Fuel Consumption
When driven in extra-urban conditions, the Navara was rated to have a fuel consumption of 11 kilometers per liter. Under the same driving conditions, the Navara can reach a top speed of 170 kilometers per hour (kph) and has a 0-100 kph acceleration in 11 seconds. With a wider range from 144PS to 231PS, and up to 3 ton of towing capacity, Nissan Navara can deliver a powerful performance for any type of terrain.
Nissan Navara: Exterior Design
The robust exterior of the Nissan Navara aims to deliver incredible performance with more style. It is where power and performance truly meet comfort and style. Along with the chrome front styling bar, chrome fog light rings, chrome door handles, impressive exterior branding, entry guards, dashboard plaque, rear defogger with timer and side steps, the Navara sports an independent double wishbone front suspension and a rigid axle leaf spring in its rear. The big, rugged wheels, the stylish, hi-spec cabin, along with the practical work area makes the Navara looks at home even at the toughest of terrains, evident during excursions to the middle of Myanmar.
Nissan Navara: Interior Design
Inside the Navara’s rugged exterior is a spacious, comfortable cabin with significantly improved headroom and legroom. It comes with amenities such as power features for windows, steering and door locks, power adjustable seats, fabric/ leather covered upholstery, an in-dash CD/MP3 player with TechXtreme technology, Dual-Zone auto air-conditioning, Bluetooth and 13 ingenious storage areas.
Nissan Navara: Safety Features
Security and safety features of the Navara include Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC). Additional safe driving features such as Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are also available.
Nissan Navara: Standout Features
Known for its larger pick-up beds in it segment, the Nissan Navara has established itself as a hauler and a cruiser for any types of terrain.
Nissan Navara: Price in Myanmar
An entry level Nissan Navara is valued at 300L Kyats, while the top-of-the-line 2014 Nissan Navara King Cab edition costs up to 350L Kyats. A used or second hand Navare can be bought for 120L to 335L, depending on its year built, mileage, and general condition. Below are the average price of Nissan Navara according to the recent listings on Motors.com.mm:
2013 Nissan Navara Average Price: 180 Lakh Kyats
2014 Nissan Navara Average Price: 345 Lakh Kyats
Overall impression of Nissan Navara
With sheer power, torque and the size of its flatbed, Nissan Navara can triumph easily over its rivals. Its sporty body frame has also been one of its best attributes. Locally, it competes with the the Toyota Hilux and the Mitsubishi Strada.