The body of the updated Nissan Navara is much stronger than the body of the first generation modelFebruary 18, 2020
Japanese pickup truck Nissan NP300 first generation, which is now sold in South Africa, is a very dangerous car. Representatives of the automobile association of South Africa decided to push the just-built version of the 1997 pick-up with the more modern version of the car, which was introduced only a couple of years ago, with the “foreheads”.
The pickup, which is still being produced today at the company’s factory in South Africa, is essentially the first generation of Frontier / Navara, which dates back to 1997. To further emphasize how dangerous this car is compared to its more modern version, the South African Automobile Association arranged a head-on collision between them at a speed of 56 km / h. It is noteworthy that a more modern version of the truck, which is built at the company’s factory in Barcelona, Spain, is a supported car.
Analysis after the accident shows that a real person who was driving a truck built in South Africa “would probably have received fatal injuries,” while a European-made Navara driver “probably got off with only minor injuries.”
If there is anything good in all of this, it means that Nissan will modernize its Rosslyn factory to begin production of the modern version of Navara in November 2020. However, investments estimated at 200 million US dollars will not be able to remove from circulation all the sold copies of the NP300 Hardbody, as the old truck will become a cheaper alternative to the new product.
Japanese Navara pickup is the basis for the French Renault Alaskan truck, as well as the German Mercedes-Benz X-Class. The South African Automobile Association intentionally took the “new” NP300 Hardbody and carried out its crash testing with a more modern specimen of the model, which was also already in use to show that a new car is not always safer than a used one.
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