Nissan Navara/Pathfinder V9X

This time, the price to pay is principally in the price. In the case of Navara, how will the SA public react to paying half a million for a bakkie? Or R533 400 with the Premium Connect option. Or how will Pathfinder, priced at R644 900 all in, and now on par with the mid-size SUV guns for powertain spec (V6 diesel, seven-speed auto), break into Prado, Discovery and even Pajero sales when its high kit levels are let down by a still cramped rear? Fact is, all 300 Navaras ordered for the 2010 intake have been pre-sold. Power has its place.

Spec

Specs: 

NAVARA 3.0DCi V6 4×4 AT (V9X)

PRICE/+CO2 TAX | R508 400/R11115 (Premium Connect adds R25k)

ENGINE | 2991cc 24v V6 turbodiesel, 170kW @ 3750rpm, 550Nm @ 1750rpm

TRANSMISSION | Seven-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive/selectable all-wheel drive

SUSPENSION | Double wishbone and coil springs front, leaf springs rear

WEIGHT | 2150kg

LENGTH/WIDTH/HEIGHT/W-BASE | 5295/18501906/3200mm

PERFORMANCE | 9.3sec 0-100kph, 195kph, 9.5?/100km, 250g/km

MADE FROM | Steel

ON SALE | Now

PATHFINDER 3.0 DCi V6 AT LE

PRICE/+CO2 TAX | R619 900/R11 115 (Premium Connect adds R25k)

ENGINE | 2991cc 24v V6 turbodiesel, 170kW @ 3750rpm, 550Nm @ 1750rpm

TRANSMISSION | Seven-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive/selectable all-wheel drive

SUSPENSION | Double wishbone and coil springs front, multi-link/coils rear

WEIGHT | 2260kg

LENGTH/WIDTH/HEIGHT/W-BASE | 4 813/1848/1861/2853mm

PERFORMANCE | 9.3sec 0-100kph, 195kph, 9.5?/100km, 250g/km

MADE FROM | Steel

ON SALE | Now

Mandla85

Welcome to my corner of the automotive world! I'm Mandy Lawson, better known as mandla85, and I'm absolutely obsessed with everything related to cars and motorsports. You bet I'm interested if it has four wheels (or sometimes two!) and an engine. For me, cars aren't just a means of transportation; they're a passion, a lifestyle, and an endless source of fascination. I love diving into the world of automotive engineering and design, exploring the latest trends, and uncovering the stories behind the machines. Email / Facebook