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4 Dec 2013
12:00 am

Nissan’s big bakkie gets a silver lining

Citizen Reporter

Celebratory Limited Edition versions of the Nissan NP300 Hardbody 1-ton bakkie are due to enter the market towards the beginning of December 2013. The special versions commemorate 25 years of continuous sales of the iconic 'Hardbody' name.

Built locally at Nissan South Africa’s Rosslyn manufacturing plant in Pretoria, the ‘Hardbody’ badge was applied to NP300 to engage with the agricultural, construction, mining and SMME sectors within South Africa, as well as across borders.

NP300 Hardbody Product Manager at Nissan South Africa Vishaan Naidoo says the new Limited Editions in the NP300 Hardbody range are an expression of the proud heritage and proven capability, which the nameplate has in the country. “In keeping with the NP300 Hardbody’s reputation for reliability, durability and most importantly its attractive cost of ownership, we have created the ‘Silver Anniversary’ Limited Edition models which feature a host of functional additions and unique touches, while retaining an attractive price.

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“For 25 years the Nissan NP300 Hardbody 1-ton pickup has been a significant part of the South African motoring landscape, so it is only fitting that we celebrate this important milestone appropriately.”

Available in single or double cab body styles, the Nissan NP300 Hardbody Silver Anniversary Limited Editions each feature unique accessories and special features to set them apart from the rest of the range, as well as the tried-and-trusted 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine and 4×2 drive trains.

The Single Cab derivative includes over R15 000 worth of accessories and detail changes, including “Silver Anniversary” branded leather seats, a rubberised load box, black nudge bar, black running boards, leather door panels, “Silver Anniversary” branded carpet sets and tinted windows.

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The Double Cab version includes all the value-added extras of the single cab, along with an integrated DVD and satellite navigation system with reverse camera, “Silver Anniversary” branded leather seats, silver nudge bar, leather door panels, tonneau cover, bluetooth hands-free mobile connectivity for cellphone use and audio streaming, USB and iPod connectivity – all of which equates to almost R30 000-worth of extras.

Both special editions comes with a class leading 6-year/150 000 km warranty.