2015 Nissan NP300 Navara shows future Frontier

Article by Christian A., on June 13, 2014

The marketing companies for Nissan in Latin America and Southeast Asia have unveiled the NP300 Navara, their own version of the restyled mid-sized pickup. The NP300 Navara provides a glimpse of the new Nissan Frontier that will arrive at the United States in 2015. The next-generation Nissan Frontier pickup is touted to have larger and more accentuated front and rear lights as well as more contoured body styling.

It will also boast of a V-shaped front grille, in line with the carmaker’s newest passenger car designs. The NP300 Navara will have the same design, save for the homologation and market-by-market differences under the hood.

The images of the NP300 Navara tells that the Nissan Frontier for the US will have a more rounded front corners as well as headlights sweeping back from the front end.

The NP300 Navara will feature a redesigned interior and center console with high-resolution color instrument panels. Nissan’s global planning chief Andy Palmer said that the NP300 Navara will offer “more comfort, convenience, and SUV-inspired features.”

Nissan, meanwhile, posted a 26-percent surge in sales of the Frontier in the US in the first five months of 2014 to 30,221 units. Fred Diaz, Nissan’s senior vice president for US sales and marketing and operations, has been credited for increasing sales of the Frontier since he was tapped from Chrysler in 2013.

The landscape of the passenger car market was practically molded by Nissan's innovative design approach, as the carmaker was able to set new standards and template for crossovers, both in terms of styling and functionality. The new Nissan NP300 Navara managed to become the most stunning and most complete pickup truck in its sector, thanks to the carmaker’s bold design and premium quality as well as functionality.

Nissan designed and engineered the new NP300 Navara to suit the requirements and preferences of customers in Europe. Built at Nissan's Barcelona assembly site, the NP300 Navara – available in King Cab and Double Cab versions – offers a rugged yet sporty styling that makes use of convex and concave surfaces to exude a bold appearance. This look is accentuated up front by the signature V-motion grille as well as by boomerang-shaped daytime running lights employing light emitting diode technology.

As part of the carmaker’s 'no-compromise' approach to the design of the new NP300 Navara, Nissan’s new offering comes with one of the most complete aerodynamic packages ever offered for a pick-up. Nissan assessed and developed each design area to give the NP300 Navara a shape that delivers a CdA figure lower than its predecessor (by 3.6 percent).

This was achieved by employing an array of clever design elements like a new bonnet seal and chin spoiler as well as a new tailgate spoiler that could controls and guide air flowing over and around the pickup. Other design elements include a flexible cab/bed seal that could further smooth airflow over the area where the cab and load bed meet.

Meanwhile, the interior of the new NP300 Navara has been redesigned to and optimized to deliver the highest levels of quality and comfort as well as roominess and practicality.

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