By Stewart Smith on 2017-01-13 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Navara for a lucky
IF you are very lucky you could be one of just 1,500 people in Europe to pick up a special edition Nissan Navara which has just gone on display at the Brussels Motor Show.
The rare pick-up is badged the Trek-1°, the geographical location of the Navarre desert in northern Spain which is at minus one degree of longitude and from where the Navara takes its name.
Exclusivity of the new Navara is guaranteed with all 1,500 being built in double cab body style.
Each is based on the Navara's flagship Tekna grade, with a number of extras fitted as standard.
These include black sport styling bars, with two powerful forward-facing LED spot lamps attached to the top section. It also comes with black side styling bars, black 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels and a smart
Optional extras on the special Navara include leather seats, heated front seats and eight-way adjustment on the driver's seat. A powered sunroof, tow bar, differential lock and full-sized spare wheel are also available.
A six-speed manual gearbox is offered on the 160bhp or 190bhp versions of the 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, while a seven-speed automatic transmission is available with the higher powered engine. All versions offer four-wheel drive as standard.
Every Double Cab Navara comes with multi-link rear suspension plus a number of safety technologies including forward emergency braking, vehicle dynamic control, hill descent control and hill start assist, NissanConnect infotainment system with satellite navigation and DAB digital radio, 360deg around view monitor, rear parking sensors and LED headlights.
Nissan has yet to reveal how much the special will cost in the UK.
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