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Nissan's latest Navara certainly doesn't disappoint

Nissan's latest Navara certainly doesn't disappoint

Combining over 80 years of pick up manufacturing and its successful crossover technology, Nissan's latest Navara is a tough yet comfortable pick-up, which provides the expected level of durability, alongside the technology that Crossover fans have come to love.

Now in it's 13th generation, the Navara comes in three guises, each with at least two different spec levels. All are powered by a 2.3litre Diesel engine, with an output of 158bhp, which is boosted to 187bhp by twin turbos in the higher grade models.

The Double Cab, 5-seat variant is expected to be the most popular, with the current model commanding 95% of UK sales. The King Cab also features four doors and rear seating, although the latter comes in the form of two flip-down cinema style seats, and buyers of the King Cab are more likely to use the space to securely store items that they wouldn't want to leave in the open bed.

Spec levels vary depending on the trim level of the vehicle you choose, with the higher grade N-Connecta and Tekna versions receiving the NissanConnect 7" touchscreen sat-nav. Seven airbags and Nissan's Forward Emergency Braking autonomous braking technology comes as standard on all models.

Power is transmitted to the road through either a seven-speed automatic - up from five-speed on the previous model - or a six-speed manual transmission, which boasts a longer first gear than previously to allow for smoother moving off.

Thanks to the Crossover technology, the Navara is a comfortable drive, and heavier steering than the previous model means that high-speed stability is vastly improved. With a tank capacity of 80 litres, the Navara is capable of 700 miles on a single tank, marking it out as the ultimate long range pick up.