Jaco van der Merwe
Head of Motoring
7 minute read
5 May 2021
9:37 am

Where does the new Nissan Navara fit in SA bakkie hierarchy?

Jaco van der Merwe

Can reincarnation of old favourite make major inroads?

Updated, the Nissan Navara, here in LE spec, is now made in South Africa.

The new Nissan Navara will start rolling off the Rosslyn assembly line next month, but where will this ambitious reincarnation of an old South African favourite feature on the bakkie-crazy local landscape? At this early stage it would be safe to assume that the Navara’s re-emergence will not give the undisputed local bakkie king, the Toyota Hilux, any sleepless nights. But featuring a fresh design and the addition of a single cab to the range, the Navara will no doubt strengthen Nissan’s position in the bakkie market. Nissan’s stable Nissan’s decision to add a single cab to the range is...