Rosslyn-built Nissan Navara, made for Africa

Connie Queline

Rosslyn-built Nissan Navara, made for Africa

The Nissan Navara is known for its rugged redefined looks, robust capabilities, reliability, and versatility – making it one of the most respected models within the Nissan line-up globally.

What’s more is that it is made right here in South Africa at Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Rosslyn (Pretoria), for the local and African market.

The first Nissan Navara vehicles to be manufactured in Africa by Africans began rolling off the Rosslyn production line in June 2021 and today can be seen on highways, streets and rugged terrain in many parts of the continent.

“Our continuous improvement process has seen us re-engineer the entire range of models to produce a Navara that’s perfectly suited to South African and ultimately African conditions,” says Nissan South Africa marketing director Stefan Haasbroek.

“There is a range of Nissan Navara options that make sense for our market, including the single and double-cab, two-wheel and four-wheel drive options, and both automatic and manual transmissions,” he adds.

Haasbroek says the new locally-produced Nissan Navara is available at your nearest local dealership, with significant technical and cosmetic upgrades.

“It’s a step change from the previous Navara. While locally produced, Navara embodies Japanese engineering. The major upgrade includes enhancements that ensure it meets the highest global quality standards and is adapted to local conditions.

“These qualities have been enhanced across the board, with particular attention paid to engineering for South African road conditions, including off-road capabilities,” he notes.

The Nissan Navara includes developments in styling, technology, safety and overall performance.

The result is an improved driving experience, enhanced ride comfort and load carrying capacity that positions the Navara as the leading bakkie in its segment.

Nissan’s investment in the Navara production line is around R3 billion. It follows the group’s investment pledge to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s SA investment drive, launched before the Covid-19 pandemic and aimed at securing further local and foreign investment into the South African economy.

Nissan’s Africa Regional Business Unit serves close to 50 markets on the continent.

“The all-new Nissan Navara also boasts an infotainment system with NissanConnect and 8-inch touch screen, modernised styling and high-power specs that are sure to impress both existing customers and those looking for a new workhorse or adventure vehicle,” says Haasbroek.

“Nissan believes in the new Navara – and the warranty plan of six years/150 000 kilometres speaks to that. So whether you’re looking for the right vehicle to support your business growth or to explore South Africa’s remote and beautiful wildernesses, there is a Navara model for you,” he adds.

The Nissan Navara is powered by a tried and tested 2.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine, which meet requirements for low running costs, reliability and performance.

Brought to you by Nissan South Africa.

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