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2008 12 01NISSAN EXPANDS NP300 HARDBODY WORKHORSE RANGE WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE MOST POWERFUL DIESEL ENGINES IN ITS CLASS

·          Four additional NP300 Hardbody Diesel models
·          Most powerful diesel engine in its class
·          Best load capacity in its class
·          Low operating costs
·          3year / 90 000km Service Plan
 
 
The upgraded Nissan NP300 Hardbody range made its local debut earlier this year. The range has now been further expanded with the addition of 2.5-litre turbo diesel workhorse bakkies – the most powerful in its class. 
 
There are now five diesel workhorse models on offer including a 4x4 Single Cab and a Double Cab variant. The 2.5 TDi Long Wheel Base Double Cab is the only Workhorse Double Cab available in this segment and offers incredible versatility and affordability for business owners and entrepreneurs.
 
“The expansion of the NP300 Hardbody range, with the introduction of a range of diesel workhorse models, provides us with the opportunity to further cement Nissan’s reputation for producing a comprehensive range of hardworking vehicles,” says Wilhelm Baard , General Manager Light Commercial Vehicles at Nissan South Africa. “We now offer the most powerful 2.5 diesel engine in the segment as well as the only diesel double cab workhorse.”
 
Powered by a 2.5-litre common rail diesel engine, the NP300 2.5TDi produces an unrivalled power output of 98kW at an engine speed of 3 600rpm and offers an impressive torque peak of 304Nm at just 2 000rpm. The second-generation Common Rail System with 1800 bar injection results in lower emissions and reduced Noise, Vibration and Harshness.
 
“The NP300 diesel engines produce cleaner firing for smoother acceleration and drivability, as well as better all-round performance and fuel efficiency, so you can look forward to a more comfortable ride, with less noise and reduced wear and tear that will also result in reduced maintenance costs,” adds Baard.
 
Not only does it boast the most powerful engine specification but it also boasts great value for money and versatility thanks to its best in class payload capacity and comprehensive list of comfort and safety features.
 
The 2.5TDi LWB is available in three specification grades the Standard, S and SE class. The S boasts 15” wheels, a tubular rear bumper and a diff-lock in addition to the standard specification of the vehicle while the SE benefits from 15” wheels, tubular rear bumper, diff-lock, air conditioning and dual airbags.
 
Other comfort features available include power steering, a dashboard glovebox, and reading lamps. A new dashboard layout, introduced in other NP300 derivatives earlier this year, incorporates a cigarette lighter, dual trip meters, digital clock and low fuel warning light. These features are standard throughout the range.
 
Safety is also one of the standout features of the NP300 Hardbody Workhorse range where all the S, SE and 4x4 models offer dual airbags as standard safety equipment. 
 
 All NP300 models are equipped with collapsible steering columns, side impact protection bars, integrated front crumple zones. A steel reinforced ladder frame chassis provides additional strength while side door intrusion bars add further protection to occupants in the event of an accident. Toughened suspension and fade resistant shock absorbers provide safe, steady driving with all loads on all roads.
 
The front and rear axles incorporate a rugged independent front suspension and heavy duty rear leaf spring suspension ensuring that the NP300 Hardbody can handle the most demanding loads and terrain.
 
“Whether its intended application is farming, mining, forestry or a small business enterprise the NP300 Hardbody offers the best bang for your buck. The 2.5TDi engine is the most powerful in its class, the load capacities are unmatched in their segments and safety is of the highest standard.”
 
The entire range has been price positioned to make the NP300 Hardbody the intelligent choice for any consumer. The range features high levels of specification and product benefits, while the overall running costs have also been reduced thanks to a 3year / 90 000km Service Plan standard throughout the range. (2.0L SWB Excluded)
 
All services are at 15 000km intervals, thus ensuring a minimum down time for all business users. A 3 year / 100 000km manufacturers warranty and a 3 year/ unlimited km anti-corrosion warranty give further peace of mind.