SINCE Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) started its operations in 2014 as the sole national sales company of Nissan in the country, this neophyte national sales company has been proven its excellence in strengthening brand, marketing and sale strategy and dealer operations in the Filipino market.

Recently, NPI with the participation of national and local media partners hastened off for Cagayan de Oro City for the exciting Navara Drive and Ride to put into test the all-new, tough and smart pick-up truck.

Definitely they really felt and experienced the distinctive features of the all-new NP300 Navara in discovering the magnificence of the City of Waterfalls, Iligan City, and the challenging yet picturesque roads going to everyone’s dream in Dahilayan, Bukidnon.

Strong power and modern comfort

Nissan Navara has been associated with class-leading power. The NP300 Navara Drive and Ride test event justified the vehicle’s special features. This Nissan’s Tough and Smart pickup truck has YD25 2.5L diesel engine that offers class leading power.

Another exclusive key feature of NP300 Navara is its 7-speed automatic transmissions with manual mode of 6-speed manual transmission. This allows the drivers to experience an easier shifting despite the load, as well as better and smoother acceleration while driving. This powertrain combination gives the NP300 Navara the class leading fuel efficiency and emission ratings.

In fact, Lori De Cleene, a driver during the test-driving said that “the NP300 Navara is very easy and manageable to use.” She further said that the pickup truck is great and powerful.

The 4x4 variant offers 190 PS and 450 Nm of torque while the 4x2 variant offers 163 PS and 403 Nm of torque.

Considering the region’s great source of income which is agriculture, the all-new NP300 Navara is very perfect not only to the landowners and farm-based businessmen but to entrepreneurs too who are looking for a bold blend of power, fuel efficiency, premium driving comfort and the latest in transport technology.

Inside the NP300 Navara is cozy which makes it better than the others. There is the premium riding comfort found in the NASA-inspired zero-gravity seats and vaunted cooling power of the Nissan aircon system, as well as the intelligently designed interior that combines both space and ergonomics.

Fatigue-free long distance travel

One of the common predicaments in driving long distances is the riding fatigue. Don’t you worry because NP300 Navara is now here to bring you to a fatigue-free long distance travel. Driving long distances cradled in this one of a kind seats translates to reduced driving and riding fatigue, while the spacious interiors means both driver and passengers have enough leg room and elbow room. You can really stretch as long as you can. Gears and water bottles can also be easily put within easy reach in the various pockets and cup holders scattered liberally around the cabin.

The all-new NP300 Navara is the first in its segment to be equipped with Multilink Suspension. The rigid 5-link rear suspension with coil springs offers unparalleled riding comfort, whatever the road condition may be. This adds to the already passenger car-like level of experience not normally associated with riding in a pickup truck, making the NP300 Navara stand out in its class.

If you are looking for a safety and amusing travel that you want to listen to various song genres, then NP300 Navara is the perfect choice. The 4x4 variant comes with a 6-speaker infotainment system that doubles as the monitor for the backup camera. It has CD, MP3 and iPod compatibility along with Bluetooth connectivity for your smartphone. Access is easily provided via the buttons found on the steering wheel.

Rounding off the 4x4 variant plus points are safety features such as VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), ABLS (Active Brake Limited Slip), HSA (Hill Start Assist), HDC (Hill Descent Control) and Traction Control System (TCS), which comes into play as the truck traverses the variable trailways of Mindanao’s countryside.

Other features

Complementing these are other features such as LED Projector Headlamps with Daylight Running Lights, Push Button Ignition and rear air-con vents. Indeed, only this NP300 Navara offers you a total package of safe, cozy and enjoying experiences wrapped up in one travel.

“The all-new NP300 Navara is the truck that will make you proud no matter what the situation, be it a rough road drive or a relaxed cruise in the city,” said Antonio Zara, NPI President and Managing Director.

The all-new NP300 Navara comes in Savannah Orange, Alpine White, Galaxy Black and Brilliant Silver in 7 variants with very reasonable prices.

‘You get all best of all worlds-the features became better. The engine and efficiency became better. The rides became better. The look is better. And the prices went down. So where else can you have that, except for that NP300 Navara’, said Mr. Jeff Rolida, Nissan CdeO president and general manager.

In the heart of this City of Golden Friendship, the all-new NP300 Navara is solely distributed by Nissan Cagayan de Oro, with showroom and offices located at Elipe Park, RN Pelaez Blvd.

Nevertheless, if it is pickup truck you are thinking, there should be only one in mind, the tough and smart, the all-new Nissan NP300 Navara. (Mark Vincent G. Vergara/MSU Marawi Intern)