The Olympic Games may now be in the dim and distant past but you can still get your dose of sport courtesy of Nissan. Following on from the success of the limited edition Navara Rally Raid, Nissan will launch another special Double Cab at the end of October, called the Navara Sport. But even more special is the price: £14,950 on the road, a hefty £1340 less than the standard Double Cab.
Designed to get your heart rate racing faster than 30 minutes on the treadmill the Sport is loaded with desirable kit to make you look good whether en route to the gym or the gymkhana. Nissan’s versatile holdall is stuffed with equipment including CD autochanger, rear privacy glass, front fog lamps and a rear step bumper. And it’s available in Kuro Black or Blade Silver that is sure to look as sleek as the latest designer trainers. Despite the addition of all these extras the Sport actually costs less than the standard Navara on which it is based.
Like all Navaras the Sport is powered by a 2.5 litre, 4 cylinder diesel engine, with 133hp and torque of 304Nm. And we can’t forget the 3000kg towing capacity. Unlike some competitors anti-lock brakes come as standard on this special edition so with this and driver and passenger airbags you can practise Sport without worrying about injury. One will also find improved on-road ride and handling thanks to the addition of wider tyres and firmer suspension settings to which all Navaras have recently been treated.
If you think money might be a hurdle Nissan can offer you a helping hand with an offer of 0% finance over 2 years with 30% deposit or alternatively 3.9% over 3 years with 30% deposit. But don’t linger on the starting blocks for too long, there are only 400 to be had.Published 26 October 2004