Nissan Navara Double Cab – new car review
Once, pick-up trucks were just pick-up trucks, rugged workhorses normally seen on building sites. But when double-cab versions began to be produced, the humble pick-up developed an exciting new life as a dual-purpose family vehicle.
These days pick-ups are produced by several manufacturers but few can match Nissan for pick-up experience – the company has been making them for more than 80 years.
Nissan’s latest Navara underlines just how far the double cab pick-up has come – it has a stylish exterior, a luxury interior, high-spec standard equipment and the driving refinement of a family car.
It’s not surprising really as most are bought by small businesses who also use them as family transport and thus require all the comfort and technology now common on most cars. Indeed, Nissan estimates 95 per cent of all Navara models will be double cab.
Navara prices start at £24,560 (inc.VAT) but the luxury versions cost more – my flagship Tenka all-wheel-drive with auto transmission cost £32,770 (inc.VAT). Standard kit includes 18-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, parking sensors, leather seats, 4 powered windows, air-conditioning, hill-start assist, auto lights and wipers, limited slip differential, cruise control with speed limiter, radio/CD/USB/AUX and Bluetooth, sat-nav and 7-inch HD touchscreen.