The Nissan NP300 Hardbody – Working hard for YOU

Published: 05th October 2011
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The Nissan Hardbody is legendary all over the world. Globally it is referred to it as the NP300 – the "N" stands for Nissan, the "P" for Pickup and "300" is the series number.



The range of diesel engines on the Nissan NP300 produce cleaner firing for smoother acceleration and drivability, as well as better all-round performance and fuel efficiency with minimum smoke emission. So, you can look forward to a more comfortable ride, with less noise and reduced wear and tear that will also result in reduced maintenance costs.



The NP300 Hardbody is confident on just about any surface. The quality finishes are developed and tested by firing diamond chips at the paintwork, offering maximum protection from flying gravel or stone and an all round E-coat anti-rust treatment means this workhorse can cope with any job in extreme humidity, damp and/or wet conditions.



What’s more, if you include longer service intervals, extremely low fuel consumption and the automatic locking hubs on the 4x4 models, you would rarely have to leave the luxury of your seat to appreciate the NP300 Hardbody’s value.



When it comes to reliability, power and performance the second-generation 2.5 litre common rail turbo diesel engine definitely won’t let you down. It utilises the potent combination of a turbo and intercooler to produce awesome power and torque and comes standard with a 5 speed manual transmission that makes light work of any situation.



Our range of diesel engines has also been designed to greatly reduce the noise, vibration and noxious CO2 (carbon monoxide) exhaust fumes common to earlier, unsophisticated diesel engines making this NP300 Harbody an eco-friendly explorer. It also uses an eco-friendly oil filter cartridge which can be completely incinerated should you ever need to change it yourself.



By further utilising cleaner, quieter running engines, comfy but functional interiors and extra safety features the versatile NP300 Hardbody range not only makes it possible for you to enjoy a more eco-friendly driving environment, but also allows for you to take your business on the road – just about any road.



Adjustable, sliding front seats make getting in as easy as getting out and complement interior space, comfort and functionality. Top of the range models feature comforts like power windows, dual airbags, power steering that is tilt-adjustable and plenty of storage space to secure valuable items. The NP300 Hardbody’s single rail, closed steel ladder chassis, toughened suspension and fade resistant shock absorbers provide safe, steady driving with all loads, on all roads. Higher ground clearance, bigger wheel size (on certain models) and the long travel suspension of the NP300 Hardbody add to its already confirmed stamina and superior sturdiness.



Add the extra-strength tailgate chains, double-walled tailgate and rear side panels, sturdy cargo hooks as well as the built-in divider well and it becomes clear that the NP300 Hardbody workhorse won’t let you, or itself down. New dashboard layout incorporates a cigarette lighter, dual trip meters, room lamp, digital clock, low fuel warning light and a headlamp-warning buzzer. Zone tinted windscreens, tinted glass and moulded mud-flaps are just a few new features added to some of the models in the range.



If you consider this ‘weapon of mass construction’ also comes with ventilated front brake discs, side protection bars in all doors, collapsible steering column and the Nissan Triple Safety System, you know you’re putting your safety in good hands. Headrests on all seats and halogen headlights are also standard making the Hardbody the safest office on four wheels. What’s more, all models with airbags also come with seatbelt pre-tensioners. Immobiliser and personally coded ignition keys are standard on all Nissan NP300 Hardbody models.



Author is experienced automobile engineer and has worked as auto sales consultant for many organisations. Author is now associated with sales team of Group1-Nissan, nissan NP300 dealers in Kuilsrivier, South Africa.

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