The 2015 Nissan Navara Diesel is concept mid-sized truck designed for customers who love diesel-powered trucks. Hardly anything has been changed on it in general, but now it is equipped with a renewed 2.8 liter l-4 cylinder engine that came out as a result of Cummins and Nissan partnership. Partnership with a future plan to make next-generation of Nissan Titan which will be powered with 5.0 liter V-6 turbo diesel.
The main flaw of this vehicle is a lack of optional four-wheel-drive as a result of trying to save room and further expansion and its development. Nissan is now paying all its attention on developing the second generation of Titan pickup but we don’t expect a new 2015 Nissan Navara Diesel to be far behind new Titan.
2015 Nissan Navara Diesel Specs
The 2.8 liter l-4 turbo diesel engine produced by Cummins delivers approximately 200 horsepower, more than 350 pound-feet of torque and it is related to a ZF-sourced 8HP70 eight-speed automatic transmission that is expected to haul just the same as conventional gasoline Navara. The diesel engine provides 35% better fuel efficiency over the standard 4.0 liter gasoline V-6 engine.
At first glance the interior looks pretty much the same as the previous generation, only black fair here is replaced with red carpet. But looking closer there are three auxiliary gauges set on top of a central console. There is also a pyrometer, transmission oil temperature gauge and boost gauge to constantly inform a driver of under-hood statuses.
In contrast to its interior the Nissans exterior had some extraordinary changes above all on its hood. Amazing transparent hood made of plastic covered with matted-grey finish and scripted with large Cummins logo over the clear surface in the center. This unusual appearance is a great way to attract curious customer to look up what it has to offer under the hood. As an addition to this model there are also interesting red-lipped wheels on the back that match with red pattern at the front end.
Review 2015 Nissan Navara Diesel
As a result of still being only a concept, we can’t tell Nissan Navara’s price, however, as it is based on 2014 Nissan Navara Desert Runner in Crew Cab configuration we can assume that its price will start somewhere around $26,000. Diesel option in most HD trunks costs more than $7,000 over the base price, so this means lower price for the less powerful l-4 diesel in mid-size category. If you choose oil burner it will cost you additional $5,000 or $6,000 more.
There are still things that we are waiting to be confirmed about this model. We do expect it to be officially presented and delivered to the market during this summer while the sales should start later, before the end of 2014th. As soon as we get more info we will forward those here. It would be great to see more diesel powered vehicles, especially pick-up trucks on the U.S. market. This way it would be possible to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and we all know that larger models like this are not that good when it comes to fuel economy.