The next model of sports Nissan Nismo can be a truck

The next model of sports Nissan Nismo can be a truck

July 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Japanese sports brand Nissan Nismo could well create a full-fledged competitor for the American compact pickup Ford Ranger in the powerful performance of Raptor.

The boss of Nissan in Australia is pushing the company’s management to think about the possibility of creating a powerful version of the Navara pickup that could compete on equal terms with the American high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor. He especially wants to have an engine with a large number of cylinders under the hood of this car, and not an upgraded version of the existing four-cylinder turbodiesel, which is used in the current version of the pickup.

“I would like to see a more powerful engine under the hood of the Navara pickup and we have some amazing engines in mind,” said Stephen Lester, who heads the Nissan office in Australia.

“Believe me, we do not miss the opportunity to remind our engineers that the truck has a fairly large engine compartment that can accommodate an extra pair of cylinders …”

Recently published spy shots show that Ford is preparing to present a version of the powerful Ranger Raptor pickup, in which, instead of the 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that the model uses in European markets, there will be an estimated 2.7-liter V6 325 hp turbocharged engine. power and torque of 542 newton meters. The debut date of such a machine is still a mystery.