Nissan Intelligent Mobility at MIAS
Nissan Philippines marks its return to the Manila International Auto Show by showcasing its Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology.
The Terra SUV, Navara including the new N-Warrior variant, and a new variant of the Juke, will be the highlight of Nissan’s interactive exhibit at the World Trade Center on April 4-7, 2019.
Nissan rejoined the pickup-platform vehicle segment with a handsome, full-featured entry, the all-new Terra. The Terra packs performance and technology in a big, attractive shell. Terra is powered by a turbodiesel engine that delivers 190hp and 450Nm of torque, giving it reportedly best-in-class acceleration. Maximum torque comes on at just 2,000 rpm. It’s paired with a four-wheel drive system with differential lock for off-road use.
With the Terra’s robust ladder-frame chassis, it can carry seven passengers and their cargo with ease. The chassis has been reinforced to allow off-road use. Ground clearance is a generous 225mm to get across those nasty floods and mall parking lot ramps. Vehicle height is kept well below 1.9 meters, allowing it entry into most parking buildings. Length is 4885mm, well below the 5 meter capacity of a typical garage.
Terra’s rear suspension uses a five-link coil spring setup paired with a rigid real-wheel axle, to improve ride comfort while still maintaining load capacity. Terra reportedly has best-in-class cabin space, enough for seven passengers. The second row features a full-flat fold-and-tumble feature for convenient entry to the third row.
Terra packs the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility advanced driver assist technology. Some of these were demonstrated on test tracks near their headquarters in Yokohama. The Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology includes Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection. Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning help alert the driver when there is a danger of drifting out of his lane or when another vehicle is in the car’s blind spot. The Around View Monitor gives a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the car’s surrounding, making parking safer and easier. Terra is the first SUV to have a Smart Rear View Mirror. It so happens that when a car is fully occupied, the rear view mirror is usually blocked by the passengers’ heads. The Smart Rear View Mirror allows the driver to switch to the rear view camera, for an unobstructed view of the rear. Other safety systems include Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control.
Like the Terra, Navara offers aspects of the Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility initiative. The Navara offers an Around View Monitor, allowing the driver a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the pickup’s surroundings. Not only can you see the rear view via a camera, the monitor also shows obstacles to the sides and front of the truck. This helps immensely with parking and maneuvering, an invaluable feature for this pickup with a long cargo bed.
The Navara N-Warrior is available in white or silver finish, with black and orange exterior accents. Among these accents include gloss black front grill, headlamp finisher, front over rider, side mirror, fenders and door handles. Orange is the new black with these parts: skid plate, fog lamp accent, side step accent, sport roll bar, and N-Warrior decals. A bed liner is also standard.
The interior of the Navara N-Warrior also gets spruced up. It’s decked out with leather seats with orange stitching, orange interior accents, and carbon fiber trim. Optional accessories are the roof basket and cross bar.
The Navara N-warrior is available in EL Calibre 4×2 and VL 4×4 variants, with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission. The EL Calibre 4×2 features a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine, good for 161hp and 403 Nm of torque. The VL 4×4 has a more powerful version of this engine, with 187hp and 450Nm of torque. Thanks to low-friction components, the Navara promises better fuel mileage along with its strong power output. It is also capable of 20,000km oil change intervals under normal driving conditions.
The four-wheel drive is a part-time, shift-on-the-fly system with rotary switch. The Navara features double wishbones up front, and is a pioneer in the segment for offering a multi-link setup at the rear. The Navara is built on a fully-boxed ladder frame. This construction imparts greater solidity and torsional stiffness to the chassis, compared to three-sided C-shaped frame rails used in some other trucks.
The Nissan Juke aims to be a different kind of crossover, a mix of sports car and subcompact SUV. The unusual combination of a high ground clearance vehicle with the stubby looks of a sports coupé is what makes the Juke stand out. The Juke’s I-CON System allows the driver to switch from a fuel-efficient mode to a sportier driving setup with the push of a button. Juke is powered by a 1.6-liter engine with the world’s first dual injection system, good for an output of 114hp and 154Nm of torque.
Nissan Terra, Navara N-Warrior edition and Juke are expected to be on display along with the other formidable cars in the lineup, at Nissan’s booth at the Manila International Auto Show, opening on April 4-7, 2019 at the World Trade Center. Nissan vehicles embody this year’s MIAS theme of Fun and Function. With car ownership requiring vehicles to be both more practical while retaining a sense of fun and adventure, Nissan’s refreshed lineup fits the bill perfectly.
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