The new Nissan NP300 Navara pickup range now comes with Euro 6 engines only. The move is no surprise, as it comes ahead of the UK’s September deadline for all new LCVs sold in the UK to comply with the tougher emissions standard.
Nissan’s upgraded engine will be a 2.3-litre dCi model available in 190PS twin turbo and 160PS single turbo versions. According to the firm, it will make a significant different to the pickup’s environmental perofmrance by cutting CO2 emissions by 8g.km to 159g/km.
The addition of a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system — a.k.a. AdBlue — promises to reduce harmful NOx emissions too. Nissan doesn’t specify by how much NOX emissions will fall. I suspect the reality is that as road tax rates are only linked to CO2, most buyers don’t really care that much.
What probably will be of interest to potential buyers is that the Navara’s AdBlue tank will hold 17 litres. A tankful will last “up to 7,150 miles”, according to Nissan, after which drivers will need to refill it.
The firm has thrown in a few sweeteners for buyers, who may not be keen on adopting Euro 6. Nissan’s Idle-Stop System (normally known as start-stop) will also be standard across the Navara range, helping to reduce fuel consumption. Navara models now come with a colour combimeter, cruise control with speed limiter, Bluetooth hands-free audio and multi-function controls on the steering wheel.
The one-tonne payload and 3.5-tonne towing capacity remain unchanged, as does the Navara’s 5-year/100,000 mile warranty.