Nissan Navara ST-X 550 – First drive: V6 diesel pumps up Nissan Navara, Pathie | GoAuto

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First drive: V6 diesel up Nissan Navara, Pathie

play: Renault-sourced V9X engine 170kW and 550Nm in both the ute and Pathfinder SUV.

Nissan off class-leading V6 diesel, seven-speed for Navara and Pathfinder

2 November

By MATHIEU RAUDONIKIS

NISSAN has launched a fresh … on the utility and SUV markets in the form of a new V6 turbo-diesel and seven-speed automatic for its Navara and Pathfinder, rolling out models for a first drive at a event at Mount Cotton in this week ahead of showroom arrival in January.

The Navara ST-X 550 and Pathfinder Ti 550 will bring class-leading to the Nissan stable thanks to the new V9X which comes as a result of alliance with Renault and 170kW of power at 3750rpm and of torque from just #8211; figures that are in the medium SUV wagon and 4×4 ute

Left: Nissan Pathfinder. V9x turbo-diesel engine.

As GoAuto when the vehicles were presented at the Australian International Show in Sydney last the European performance comes at a and the two Nissan variants will be from $60,990 (Navara) and (Pathfinder) when they hit the early next year.

The new model will be a welcome for the Pathfinder, which has struggled in SUV wagon sales, trailing behind the more popular and Toyota Prado and Mitsubishi as well as the Ford Territory, Captiva and Toyota Kluger Last year, Nissan just 1780 Pathfinders to Prado on 13,180 and Kluger on while Captiva (11,504), (10,884) and Pajero (5271) all well ahead.

It has been a story in 2010, with figures to the end of September showing Pathfinder sales while still leads with followed by Captiva (12,086), (9399), Territory (8837) and (5239).

The Pathfinder Ti 550 will the nameplate a point of difference its performance and as a top-spec variant it with the works.

The 550 is based on the already loaded Ti which includes leather for seven with heated adjustable front seats, with a seven-inch screen also shows vision the reversing camera, a rear-seat DVD Bluetooth phone compatibility, climate-control, rear air-conditioning and a sunroof.

In addition to the new engine and the Ti 550 adds privacy glass, exterior mirrors, an eight-inch entertainment system screen, a Bose sound system, foglamps, a bonnet protector, wipers and automatic headlamps.

the Navara ST-X already has stability and traction control as the 550 adds a tub liner, satin sports bar with LED brake a hard tonneau cover locks with the remote locking, a bonnet protector, foglights, headlamp washers, glass, roof rails and V6

In the 4×4 ute segment, Navara has run a second place in sales to HiLux, even with sales bolstered by both D40 and D22 models being sold

To the end of September 2010, Navara had 14,604 units to HiLux#8217;s with the Holden Colorado a third with 8533

Nissan Australia#8217;s brand for SUV and 4×4 vehicles, Andrew said the company expects to 22,500 Navara sales year after 2009 a record 19,600 units. Of 2010 sales, around will be 4×4 diesel units and just 6000 be the older D22 model.

The V9X engine is a 65-degree V6 with a single and intercooler. V6 engines are commonly with a 60-degree V but the wider V of the V9X makes for smoother operation and the turbocharger to be mounted between the banks.

Further adding to the smooth running is the cylinder which is made from graphite iron (CGI). CGI is than traditional grey iron yet more rigid aluminium so it does not require the braces of alloy blocks to get levels of refinement.

A CGI block was recently employed by auto manufacturing collaborative; the engine shared between Land Rover and Peugeot-Citroen and soon to be in the Ford Territory #8211; also uses material for its engine block.

operation and refinement are key attributes of the V9X The engine is used in Europe to the Renault Laguna and Infiniti EX, FX and M and is also being considered as one for the diesel engine option in the new Patrol when it goes on in Australia in 2012.

The engine is manufactured in Renault#8217;s in Cleon, France, while the R51 Pathfinder and double-cab Navara are in Nissan#8217;s Barcelona, Spain, where the engine is fitted.

In the SUV market both Toyota and Mitsubishi Pajero are powered by turbo-diesel engines that top out at and 147kW/441Nm respectively.

In the 4×4 ute segment HiLux#8217;s 3.0-litre turbo-diesel makes 126kW/343Nm, Triton#8217;s 2.5 pulls 131kW/400Nm, the engine in the Holden Colorado/Isuzu siblings makes 120kW/333Nm, and the Ranger/Mazda B-Series twins get from their 3.0-litre unit.

Even the current leader on power and torque, own D40 Navara 2.5 turbo-diesel, which be continued alongside the 3.0-litre V6, just 140kW/450Nm.

The seven-speed transmission comes to Navara 550 at a when many one-tonne are only just making the from four to five so again this will class-leading technology in a light

#8220;This exceptional engine and in particular its wall of torque sets new standards for the class, an iconic flagship model for Navara and Pathfinder with performance and refinement,#8221; said Australia CEO Dan Thompson.

#8220;The new gearbox and additional equipment these two exclusive models the jewel in the crown for both the Pathfinder and Navara ranges.

high levels of performance and features will also to customers of prestige and luxury while retaining traditional levels of affordability, and with so capacity for effortless towing, Navara ST-X 550 and Pathfinder Ti 550 will become the default for customers who think big when it to outdoor activities.#8221;

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