Are you searching for a commercial bakkie that combines equal measures of style, practicality, reliability and affordability? Look no further than the range of Nissan single cab bakkies as it offers everything a business needs, regardless of size or type. From the Navara to the NP200, both Nissan single cab bakkies are immensely popular, especially among people who know their vehicle might be used as a workhorse and experience a harder-than-normal life.
While the Nissan Navara single cab is a little more basic than the double cab alternatives, it is extremely hard-working, practical and loaded with added extras. With a proud history of building reliable vehicles on the edge of innovation, the Nissan Navara continues to shine, as a commercial or personal vehicle.
Built tough, and local, the Nissan Navara range of bakkies gets heavy-duty independent double-wishbone with stabiliser front suspension and 5-link coil spring rear suspension for superior off and on-road performance. The fully boxed ladder frame construction means added strength and, ultimately, more capability. That, combined with a generous ground clearance of 208 to 209 mm, a 6.4 m turning circle and superior approach and departure angles, the Navara is ready for anything.
Since commercial vehicles rely on power, economy and practicality, the Nissan Navara single cab offers all of that and more. Under the bonnet is a choice of a petrol engine or three variants with a 2.5-litre Intercooled Turbodiesel engine, all paired with a responsive manual gearbox. Here are the engine specifications:
In terms of payload and towing capacity, Nissan SC bakkies – like the Navara – are leading from the front. Model-dependent, the range of Nissan Navara single cab bakkies can carry between 1,065 and 1,144 kg. They have impressive towing figures of 750 kg unbraked and 1,588 kg braked capacity for the petrol version and 3,500 kg for the diesel models.
The load box is also sizeable, measuring 2,353 x 1,560 which means you can use the single cab Navara to deliver building supplies to a site or transport other types of goods to nearly any destination. For those far-reaching locations, you have the option to choose the SE or LE variants with 4WD.
The Nissan Navara offers business customers great value for money with low running costs, competitive parts pricing, respectable fuel efficiency and strong after-sales service. Intervals are set at 15,000 km where all new models come standard with a 6-years/ 90,000 km service plan and a 6-year/ 150,000 km warranty.
The Nissan NP200 is part of the range of impressive Nissan SC bakkies and few can offer the same value as this small, versatile, tough and reliable commercial vehicle. It certainly needs no introduction as it officially replaced the iconic Nissan 1400 in 2008 with tremendous success. Like the Nissan 1400 stalwart, the NP200 is also manufactured in Rosslyn, outside of Pretoria.
It shares the same platform and engines as the previous generation Renault Sandero and Renault Logan along with many other compact Nissan, Renault and Dacia vehicles. This means it has ample power, good fuel economy and comfortable ride quality. The NP200 is available in the following variants:
The NP200 has established itself as one of the most popular Nissan SC bakkies due to its immense reliability, affordability and the fact it can transport a wide variety of items in its rubberised load bay. The sizeable load box measures 1,807 x 1,374 x 535 m which equates to a total volume of 1,26m³.
The max payload is an impressive 800 kg, a braked towing capacity of 650 kg and with 177 mm of ground clearance, the Nissan NP200 can carry just about anything with relative ease and comfort. It’s no surprise that this range of Nissan SC bakkies is becoming a more common sight in South Africa and lives up to its reputation of being a tough, versatile and affordable workhorse.
To showcase just how affordable, the NP200 is often a winner in the Kinsey Report as the cheapest in the A, B and C segments in terms of parts pricing. This includes general maintenance items such as air filters, oil filters, pollen filters, spark plugs, brake pads, wiper blades, brake discs, cambelt/timing chain, clutch kits, shock absorbers, body panels, bumpers, wheels and glass among many others.
With so many options on offer at such good prices, isn’t it time you took a closer look at the range of Nissan SC bakkies? You can also book a test drive and experience the Navara SC or the NP200 for yourself. Alternatively, you can buy a used Nissan NP200 or used Nissan Navara single cab, to get all the workhorse you need, at a lower price.