Nissan Bakkies Making A Difference Around The World

Nissan's Habitat For Humanity Bakkie

One Of Nissan’s Habitat For Humanity Bakkies

Nissan has partnered with the housing organisation, Habitat for Humanity, to create the Ultimate Work Titan concept bakkie. Based on a ‘Nissan Titan XD Diesel Crew Cab’, this concept vehicle is more than capable of taking on any off-road setting. More to the point, Nissan and Habitat for Humanity combined forces and made a mobile office for construction work.

Who Is Habitat For Humanity?

Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit housing organisation working with nearly 1,400 communities across America and around 70 countries. Their vision is to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. They work toward their vision by building strong partnerships with people and families in need of decent and affordable housing.

With more than 40 years of experience, Habitat for Humanity is making a difference across the globe. Their work in Africa, for example, involves enabling small and affordable loans to build houses thanks to their microfinance initiatives. In Eastern Europe, they work with community associations to redevelop dilapidated housing.

Habitat for Humanity works with schools, universities, businesses and other committed groups of people to design and deliver volunteer programs. The aim is to help people in poorer communities build a better life – and homes – for themselves.

Fully Kitted Nissan Titan Mobile Construction Office

The 2019 Work Truck Show at the Indiana Convention Centre earlier this month featured this Ultimate Work Titan. It was created in the same style as earlier Titan concepts but this one is more serious with a bigger work-orientated design.

Fitted to the Titan is an Icon lift kit and adjustable coil-covers along with Nitto Ridge Grappler tyres and Icon Rebound wheels to take on the toughest off-road routes. It comes complete with Addictive Desert Designs bumpers and a Warn Industries Zeon Platinum 12-S winch for getting out of any sticky situations. As for the impressive lighting, that is courtesy of Baja Designs.

After Nissan and Habitat interviewed construction site supervisors and volunteers across the USA, they put together a few basic requirements for the Titan concept.

  • First on the list was serious off-road capability which it has certainly achieved, without a doubt
  • Secondly, the interior had to transform into a mobile office
  • The third requirement involved having easily accessible but lockable tool storage as well as space for ladders on the load box.

The back seat has been transformed into a full mobile office with a desk while planning work is done on a 13-inch laptop connected to a printer. On the load box, you will find a Bedslide 2000 Heavy Duty setup, a Decked lockable storage system and a range of saws, an air compressor, and a drill kit. Also included is a Zamp 200 Watt power inverter and two 110-volt power outlets, one of which is located inside the cabin. The much-needed ladders are also stored onboard and in a TrailFX aluminum ladder rack.

Nissan and Habitat for Humanity have a longstanding relationship. The automaker has donated more than 150 trucks and $16.9 million to the charity since 2005. If you’d like to volunteer or donate, there are a number of relevant country offices in Europe, UK, USA, and Africa. For more information on how you can get involved, visit the EMEA volunteer page on their website.

Nissan Navara Equivalent

While you may not need to pimp your Nissan Navara for construction, you can certainly gear it up to conquer the rugged habitat of the South African bush. With a number of advanced safety features and driver technology, the Nissan Navara makes a serious statement.

Leading from the front is Nissan’s Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) that monitors steering, braking, and the vehicle’s stability. This technology will reduce engine output and apply brakes to specific wheels if required. Of course, the Nissan Navara won’t be complete without ABS, EBD, Brake Limited Slip Differential (BLSD), Reverse warning and 7 airbags among others.

Nissan Approved Ironman Accessories

The Nissan Navara is one of a kind with specially designed and Nissan approved accessories to ensure optimal vehicle performance. All accessories comply with Nissan Accessory Design Standards providing the very best in performance, durability, quality, and support. Every accessory item has been engineered, tested and approved by Nissan’s Global Design Centre which means fitting accessories from Nissan approved dealerships maintains your Nissan Navara’s safety and integrity. At the same time, it will not affect the 6-year or 150 000km warranty.

Modifying your Nissan Navara for serious bundu-bashing should only involve Ironman 4×4 Off-road accessories and complete 4×4 upgrade kit. Some of the essential off-road accessories include 9500lb steel winch, recovery points, heavy duty rear steel bumper, underbody protection plates, heavy duty bull bar, performance shocks, and coils and many more.

If you’re planning a cross-country road trip, take on the challenge with a Nissan Navara available at dealerships across South Africa. Please read our blogs or follow us on Facebook for more of the latest stories and developments in the motoring world.


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