Last week, Motorcare Uganda Limited treated automobile enthusiasts to a cocktail where they launched their latest innovation, the All-new Nissan Navara.
At the event, Winstone Katushabe- Commissioner Transport Regulation & Safety was the chief guest and launched the new machine that will consist of three double cab models, offering a choice of Mid- or High-specification and a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Benon Mascot, the Deputy General Manager- Sales & Marketing Motorcare Uganda Limited revealed that almost every functional aspect of the Navara has been improved in the all-new model. “Load carrying capacity has also been upgraded significantly. The new Navara can carry up to 1 002kg, depending on specification level, and thanks to its powerful new engine it can tow a braked trailer of up to 3 500kg.” he noted.
He added that, “The fully-boxed ladder-frame chassis has been reinforced with high-strength steel. The use of new types of steel and improvements in design and manufacturing has resulted in a massive 176kg weight reduction over the previous generation Navara.”
It was announced that the new engine uses a new thermal management system and electrically operated oil pump to improve efficiency.
Behind the steering wheel, the driver is welcomed by a brand-new cockpit design. The design centres on the touch-screen infotainment and navigation system that is standard equipment across the range.
High-grade models also add features such as dual zone climate control and keyless entry with a Start/Stop button.
At the event hosted by Andrew Kabuura, Winstone Katushabe demonstrated how the new Nissan Navara is driven much to the excitement of the guests who were then networking while enjoying bites and drinks.
Other speeches were delivered by Florence S Makada, the Managing Director Motorcare Uganda Limited, Richard Nijhout-Chief Operations Officer-Kjaer Group and Max De Wit-Head of East Africa Regional Office-Nissan South Africa.