Nissan’s popular South African built NP200 bakkie (and spiritual successor to the popular 1400 range) has received a safety upgrade that now makes it the safest compact bakkie in the country. Launched back in 2008 to great fanfare, the NP200 impressed Nissan fans with its 800kg load capacity, spritely engine and zippy attitude. However, a few people had an issue with the absence of comprehensive crash protection on the entry-level models. This has all changed however, with the extension of Nissan’s comfort and safety features program into the NP200’s entire range back in 2011.
Upgrade Your NP200
Since 2011 you have been able to upgrade your NP200 1.6, eight-valve base model with a safety and comfort features package that adds an aircon, two front airbags and anti-lock braking (with electronic brake force distribution at all four wheels) to the bakkie. You can contact one of our showrooms in the Eastern or Western Cape to find out more if you would like to test drive a NP200 or enquire about feature upgrades.
With the launch of the NP200 bakkie upgrade program, Nissan became the first motor manufacturer in South Africa to offer an entry level compact bakkie with two airbags and anti-lock brakes. This put the NP200 ahead of all of its other rivals such as the Chevrolet Corsa utility, Ford Bantam bakkie and the Fiat Strada, a position it has not relinquished since.
Did you know? Nissan’s NP200 is backed by a six-year or 150 000km warranty! This helps to ensure that the NP200 remains one of the best-value compact bakkies around..