Nissan unveils new Navara
Nissan Malawi on Thursday unveiled the all-new Nissan Navara which merges the rugged strength of a bakkie with the comfort of a luxury sport utility vehicle (SUV) to create a new kind of beast which is the best of both worlds.
Nissan Malawi Managing Director, Jabulani Ndabambi, said, with a ground breaking 5-link coil rear suspension system, the Navara redefines ride comfort and handling both on and off-road.
Ndabambi said a powerful engine, coupled with the smoothness of an optional 7-speed automatic transmission, redefines the drivetrain for a more efficient and responsive drive.
“Even with a premium leather-clad cabin, the Navara loses none of its rugged credentials. Get behind the wheel and feel what it means to be rugged, redefined,” he said.
Nissan Market Development Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Grant Scott, said the Nissan Navara shows how power, acceleration and fuel efficiency cannot only coexist but thrive.
He said class-leading fuel efficiency is achieved by using low friction components, reduced mass, wide range gear transmissions and enhanced aerodynamics.
Grant expressed confidence that the new Navara would help his firm grow its market share, currently at 18 percent.
“We are confident that the new Navara will bring a completely new driving experience to Malawians,” Scott said.
Blantyre City Mayor, Wild Ndipo, hailed Nissan for contributing to the growth of the local economy through job creation.
Ndipo expressed hope that the firm would continue to grow so that it can continue employing Malawians.