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Nissan Navara Visia
The Visia is a new entry-level Navarra with all the functionality of earlier models, but without some of the bling and glitz. For business in other words

IN response to strong fleet and business user demand, Nissan is introducing a new and more affordable entry-level version of the Navara double cab pick-up. Prices start from £17,995 CVOTR.

The Nissan Navara Visia has been developed to offer a practical, robust and capable pick-up priced to suit business users. The new model has a new version of the existing 2.5-litre dCi common-rail diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 144 PS and 350Nm of torque. Official fuel consumption is 39.8mpg on the combined cycle.

At a glance

  • 2.5 litre diesel delivers 144PS
  • 39.8mpg
  • Full or part time 4WD
  • Aircon, ESP, 17″ alloys and Bluetooth as standard
  • £17,995 starting price
  • Deliveries begin from January 2013

Much of the cost saving has been achieved through aesthetic changes, so the Navara’s functionality is unaffected.

For example, the interior door handles are finished in black rather than chrome. Similarly the front bumper is in the body colour rather than having a two-tone element, while the grille struts are painted rather than chromed and conventional wiper blades are used in place of the flat blades found on higher specification versions.

None of the changes affect the vehicle’s 2.36m2 load bed and or internal bed length of 151cm.

The Navara Visia has a 2,600kg towing capacity and a maximum 1,250kg payload.

Included in the spec are part-time four-wheel drive, air conditioning, central door locking, six airbags, a CD player and Bluetooth connectivity – hardly basic.

The part-time four-wheel drive system drives the rear wheels under normal conditions or a 50/50 torque split to all four wheels when 4WD  is engaged. ESP (electronic stability programming) is standard to help maximise control in all conditions. There’s also a low ratio option where conditions are really demanding.

Jon Pollock, Corporate Sales Director at Nissan said: “We’ve listened to our fleet and SME customers’ desire for an affordable pick-up and we look forward to seeing the Navara Visia working hard for SME fleets from January 2013.”

If you need something more robust and capable of a business van and you don’t want to break the bank, take a look.

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