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Ride the world, glide in the Titanium

Mon, 18 February 2013 04:20
by Wonder Guchu
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if you have been on a cruise ship you should have an idea of how it feels to ride the Nissan Navara Titanium.
It gives you the feeling of riding and controlling the world itself because the car sits on a high tensile steel ladder chassis while the steering wheel rack and pinion provide confidence in handling this imposing vehicle.
With a ground clearance of 233mm, approach angle of 29 degrees and a departure angle of 22 degrees, then world rolls just under your feet.
Released September last year, those in Namibia can order and then wait for about three weeks to feel how it’s like to ride the world.
There were only 200 released last year and one of these is being driven by a University of Namibia professor Jairos Kangira.
On Saturday, I took a glide with him from Khomasdal to a car wash in Eveline Street Saturday.
 It was an effortless drive made possible by the adjustable power steering wheel.
In addition to the adjustable power steering, there is cruise control, heated power mirrors, driver’s seat lumbar and height adjustment, 6 CD auto changer, Bluetooth connectivity and remote central locking all make for an unexpected level of comfort in a vehicle of this class.
Imposing yet stable, compact yet roomy, the Navara Titanium double cab bakkie could be Nissan’s ultimate in 4X4 range.
Derived from the standard Navara SE range, the Navara Titanium is powered by a 2.5dCi engine and comes complete with a 6-speed manual transmission.
This powerful engine will pack 128kW while taking in 9litres for every 100km and can pull a 3 000kg trailer.
Neat and smooth for a 4X4, the Navara Titanium which was launched late last year and is available in Namibia via order, is also made for the rugged terrain as shown by its rigidness.
It comes armed with all-terrain tyres, titanium-coloured wheels, titanium-smoke rear-step bumper and grill, tow and bull bar and a tonneau.
Then there is central locking, ABS, EBD, airbags and side impact beams.
Those who have never had much knowledge of what the standard Navara SE range offers, here’s just but a few: a honeycomb grill, tubular roof rack, utili-track cargo system, side-step and power windows.
Of course, for such leisure and rough work, the Nissan Navara Titanium will knock you back with R415 000.