Nissan NP300 Hardbody Specs, Features And More
The Nissan NP300

The Nissan NP300 Has Been Discontinued

After 30+ years on South African roads, the time has come to introduce the new generation of pickup-owners to fresh new iterations of the legendary hardbody’s grit and tenacity. Take a look at our Nissan NP200 and Nissan Navara as great alternatives to the Nissan NP300 workhorse that stood the test of time. If you would like to see if we currently have used Nissan NP300 models on the floor or want to discover more about the NP300’s history, visit our used NP300 bakkie page for more info. Alternatively, make your way to your nearest Group1 Nissan branch in person for a test drive of the great bakkies we have on offer.

Alternatives for the Nissan NP300 Bakkie

Our Latest Used Nissan NP300 Vehicles

NP300 Hardbody - Earning It’s Keep!

Nissan NP300: Earning Its Keep!

Known around the world as the Nissan NP300 Pickup, but here in South Africa as the Nissan Hardbody, this legendary bakkie is reliable, durable and amazingly affordable. Now affectionately renamed the Nissan NP300 Hardbody in South Africa, this bakkie is still the same workhorse of choice for many business owners who are looking to invest in a proven business bakkie platform. Available with a higher ground clearance (on certain models), bigger wheels (on “S” and “SE” models) and a longer travel suspension, the Nissan NP300 Pickup is already proving that it is reinventing business in South Africa wherever it goes.

Want to know more about the legendary toughness of the Best Nissan NP300 Hardbody Bakkie ever built? Then contact one of our Group1 Nissan showrooms in Kuils River, The Glen (Johannesburg), Stellenbosch or Uitenhage.

Agri Pack

Make light work of tough rural conditions.

  • Cattle rails
  • Rubberising
  • Bush Bar
  • Tubular rear step bumper
  • Tow bar towing kit
  • Carpet sets
  • Aircon
  • Radio + USB + Bluetooth

Fleet Pack

Hard work done safely and in added comfort.

  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Aircon
  • ABS
  • 15” Steel wheels
  • Bucket seat option

Business Pack

A trusted and reliable business partner.

  • Central locking, alarm / immobiliser
  • Radio + USB + Bluetooth
  • Aircon
  • Carpet sets
  • Rubberising
  • Tubular rear step bumper
  • Tow bar towing kit
  • Spare wheel lock

Leisure Pack

Stylish and functional additions to enhance your downtime.

  • Radio + USB + Bluetooth
  • Aircon
  • Carpet sets
  • Rubberising
  • Tubular rear step bumper
  • Tow bar towing kit
  • Spare wheel lock
  • Central locking, alarm / immobiliser
  • Tonneau cover
  • Running boards – black
  • Nudge bar – black
  • Sports bar – black

Choice, Choice And More Choice

There are 15* Nissan NP300 models to choose from including the back-to-basics Nissan NP300 base model and luxury derivatives like the Nissan NP300 top model. All of the above can be slotted into one of two categories: Workhorse and Hi-Rider. Once you’ve decided whether or not you need a business partner or a family commuter you have even more choices to make: petrol or diesel, single cab or double cab, 4×2 or 4×4, SWB or LWB, standard spec or high spec. And if you can’t make up your mind, let your budget make the decision for you. The Nissan NP300 retailed from just over R150k, making it an affordable single cab bakkie option.

Powerful And Above All Safe

The Nissan NP300 Hardbody range offers a choice between 2.0L & 2.4L petrol and 2.5L diesel engines, all featuring 5-speed manual transmissions. And all are packed with enough power, torque and capabilities to see to your needs whether you’re crossing tough terrain, carrying heavy loads or towing a trailer or a boat. A strong reinforced steel chassis, collapsible steering column and side impact protection along with airbags and ABS on selected models, furthermore help to make your journey a safer one for you, your passengers and your cargo.

Practical Extras That Will Impress

The NP300 Workhorse has all the bells and whistles to make it a productive and reliable commercial companion – from a toughened suspension and high ground clearance to a reinforced load bin and strong tailgate chains to secure any load. Other model-dependent NP300 features that will up your level of drive comfort include air conditioning, power windows, cup holders and a radio/CD player to name only a few. So whether you need a bakkie for work or leisure or both, you’re sure to get it all in a new Nissan NP300.

*Please note that Group1 Nissan only stocks the Nissan NP300 2.4 Hi-Rider D/Cab. However, if you would like us to source one of the other Nissan NP300 bakkie models for you we will only be to pleased to do so.

Nissan NP300 Fuel Consumption Chart

Nissan NP300 Fuel Consumption*

Locally known as the Nissan Hardbody, the Nissan NP300 is built for tackling even the toughest South African roads. You can view its fuel economy figures below.

Consumption rates Litres per 100 kms Kilometres per Litre
Base S/Cab 12 l/100 km 8.33 km/litre
2.0 S/Cab 12 l/100 km 8.33 km/litre
2.5 TDI Base S/Cab 9.6 l/100 km 10.42 km/litre

*Subject to our Fuel Consumption Disclaimer

Nissan NP300 Colours

Arctic White

Nissan NP300 Exterior Accessories

With a range of Nissan NP300 bakkie accessories available, no two Nissan NP300 workhorses need to look alike. These exterior accessories include:

  • Towbars & Nudge Bars
  • Canopies
  • Load Area Liners
  • Sports Bars
  • Side Steps

Nissan NP300 Interior Accessories

  • Carpet Sets

Nissan NP300 Dimensions

Depending on the Nissan NP300 bakkie model you are looking for, there are a number of different vehicle dimensions in the range. However, the standard size of the NP300 2.4 Hi-Rider D/Cab is as follows:

  • Overall Hi-Rider D/Cab Length: 5080mm
  • Overall Hi-Rider D/Cab Width: 1825mm
  • Overall Hi-Rider D/Cab Height: 1735mm
  • Hi-Rider D/Cab Wheelbase: 2950mm
  • Hi-Rider D/Cab Gross Vehicle Mass: 2730kg

For more on the NP300 bakkie’s size, dimensions and load capacities please download our NP300 bakkie brochure.

Nissan NP300 Colours

With a range of colours to choose from, the Nissan NP300 bakkie can enhance your corporate image on the road.

  • Arctic White
  • Bright Silver
  • Thermal Gold
  • Techno Grey
  • Claret Red
  • Starling Blue
  • Solid Red
  • Black

Please Note! All metallic orders will be treated as special orders.

Frequently Asked Nissan NP300 Questions and Answers

Which Nissan NP300 should I buy?

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Although the choice of the right NP300 for you is going to be based on your personal needs, we can highly recommend the Petrol Driven 2.4 HI-RIDER 4×4! This bakkie is the perfect blend of workhorse and family vehicle and also has a very capable offroad offering to boot! It is packed full of safety features and even has a very high comfort level, which when added to the impressive Max towing capacity (with a trailer that comes with an overrun brake) of 1410Kg’s, ensures that the NP300 is at the top of the list when outdoors orientated families are looking for a great all-rounder pickup.

What are the variants of the Nissan NP300

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There are two model versions, namely the Single Cab and the Double Cab, but 10 model variants and 3 trim levels. These model variants are, in no particular order, the 2.0 BASE 2.5, the TDi BASE 2.0, the MID 2.5 TDi, the MID 2.4 4×4, the 2.5 TDi 4×4, the 2.5 TDi HI-RIDER, the 2.4 HI-RIDER, the 2.4 HI-RIDER 4×4 and the 2.5 TDi HI-RIDER.

Which Nissan NP300 model is the best?

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This question should actually read “which NP300 is best for YOU”, because each and every one of the 10 trim levels (and two model variants) are all exceptional vehicles in their own right. If we were to choose on that gives you the most bang for your buck however, we would recommend the Petrol Driven 2.4 4×4 Single Cab Bakkie. This workhorse vehicle can take almost anything you will ever throw at it, and it makes a powerhouse fleet vehicle that is economical to maintain and is fuel friendly for a vehicle with an engine of this size and in this pickup vehicle class.

What is the top of the range Nissan NP300?

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The 2.4 HI-RIDER 4×4 Double Cab is the top of the Nissan NP300 range! This bakkie is not just the top of the range but also one of the top selling 4×4 Nissan Executive Fleet Pickups in the country thanks to its high safety and comfort spec levels.

Is the Nissan NP300 automatic?

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No, the entire Nissan NP300 range comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. It must be noted however that the 4×4 versions of the NP300 come with a Limited Slip Diff Lock.

What are the safety features in the Nissan NP300?

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The mid to high spec NP300 both come standard with driver and passenger airbags and an anti-locking braking system (base models do not have these features. However all trim levels come standard with front crumple zones, Halogen headlamps, a ladder frame chassis and side door intrusion bars.

Is the Nissan NP300 reliable?

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The NP300 has a well deserved reputation for ruggedness and reliability with proven capabilities across the entire vehicle range that is based on more than two decades of NP300 Hardbody engineering upgrades. The NP300 is literally designed to be a mobile workplace with some creature comforts added to ensure an enjoyable driving experience. To do this Nissan’s engineering team have ensured that reliability comes as standard and this can be seen by the amount of older model NP300 Bakkies which are still seen on the road today.

What size engine does the Nissan NP300 have?

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The NP300 has 3 engine options to choose from, these are the ever reliable 2.0 Petrol, 2.4 Petrol and 2.5 TDi Diesel Engines. With ample power and torque, these three engine choices will always offer an economical way to drive one of South Africa’s most popular pickups.

What are the engine specifications of the Nissan NP300?

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The impressive engine specifications for the NP300 engine options are as follows: The 2.0 litre petrol engine provides 84kW of power at 5600rpm and 169NM of torque at 3200rpm with a compression ratio of 9.5:1. The 2.4 litre petrol engine provides 105kW of power at 5600rpm and 205NM of torque at 3600rpm with a compression ratio of 9.2:1. The 2.5 Diesel engine provides 98kW of power at 3600rpm and 304NM of torque at 2000rpm with a compression ratio of 16.5:1.

What is the power of the Nissan NP300?

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The engine power offered by the three engine variants available to the NP300 range is as follows: The 2.0 litre petrol engine provides 84kW, the 2.4 litre petrol engine provides 105kW of power and the 2.5 Diesel engine provides 98kW of power.

What is the fuel tank capacity of Nissan NP300?

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The fuel tank capacity of the entire NP300 Pickup Range is 75 litres.

How many seats does the Nissan NP300 have?

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That all depends on the model you are opting for – as there are both single and double cab options available in the NP300 range. The single cab can comfortably seat 2 occupants, namely the passenger and driver, while the double cab can seat up to 5 people, thanks to an additional 3 seating positions situated behind the front seating arrangement.

How many colours are available in Nissan NP300?

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When purchasing a New NP300 you’ll be able to pick from a choice of 7 vehicle colours: Arctic White, Bright Silver, Thermal Gold, Techno Grey, Claret Red, Starling Blue, Solid Red and Infinite Black.

What tyres does the Nissan NP300 have?

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The tyres on all of the New NP300 Bakkies are model dependent, as are the rim sizes. The wheel size options are as follows: 195 R14, 195 R15, 215 R15, 245/70 R16 and 215/70 R15. The rim sizes are as follows: 14”, 15” and 16”. The wheel finishes are also model dependant and are either steel or alloy.

What is the tyre pressure for the Nissan NP300?

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This all depends on the load and surface you are driving on but for general everyday use, you can use 2.4 BAR / 35 PSI as the tyre pressure. Please note, however, that there will be a tyre pressure indicator sticker within the doorframe of your NP300. Please refer to it before putting air into your tyres.

What is the Nissan NP300 load capacity?

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Thanks to the fact that there are numerous model variants – there are varying Load Capacities (GVM – Tare) within the NP300 range. These vary between 995 kgs for the 2.4 HI-RIDER 4×4 Model and 1359 kgs for the workhorse 2.0 BASE Model.

What is the mileage of the Nissan NP300?

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There will always be minimal mileage on a New Nissan NP300 Hardbody! In fact, only Demo or Used models should have any reasonable amount of mileage at all. The mileage you do find on a new Nissan will be there only from the moving of the vehicle from the manufacturing plant to the vehicle transport system (be it vehicle transport trucks or vehicle transport boats – or both) which get the vehicles safely to the Nissan showrooms across the globe. If you don’t mind a vehicle with slightly higher mileage than take a look at a Demo Model NP300. They are almost new and very affordable!

What is the Nissan NP300 interior like?

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The interior of the NP300 is functional yet comfortable. There is no doubt that this is a pickup that is built to work, but certain model variants do come with some great family-friendly comfort and safety features. This makes the NP300 a great vehicle for small business owners who would like a vehicle that can double-up as a working LCV and a weekend family runabout. Chat to one of our helpful Group1 Nissan Sales Team members, at a showroom near you, to find out more or to book a test drive and experience the interior of the NP300 for yourself.

What is the weight of the Nissan NP300?

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The Gross Vehicle Mass of the NP300 varies between 2730 kgs and 2740 kgs depending on the model variant you purchase. Please download our NP300 brochure for a full model by model weight breakdown.

What is Nissan NP300 towing capacity?

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The Nissan NP300 towing capacity depends on the specific model and engine configuration, which includes braked and unbraked trailers or caravans. Below is a breakdown of the Nissan NP300 Towing Capacity (Unbraked Trailer / with Overrun Brake):

  • 2.5D SC – 745kg / 1400kg
  • 2.5D MID SC – 745kg / 1400kg
  • 2.5D HIGH SC – 750kg / 1410kg
  • 2.4 MID 4X4 SC – 750kg / 1400kg
  • 2.5D MID 4X4 SC – 750kg / 1400kg
  • 2.4 HIGH DC – 750kg / 1400kg
  • 2.5D HIGH DC – 750kg / 1400kg
  • 2.4 HIGH 4X4 DC – 750kg / 1410kg
  • 2.5D HIGH DC – 750kg / 1400kg

The specific towing capacity for your Nissan NP300 can be found in the owner’s manual or by contacting a Nissan dealership. For more information, download the Nissan NP300 brochure.

What engine oil is best for the Nissan NP300?

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It is recommended to use a 0720 Synthetic Oil with an Oil Viscosity Classification of SAE: 5W-30.

What is the oil capacity for the Nissan NP300?

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This is model dependant and ranges between 4,3 litres and 6,3 litres during the service fill.

What battery does the Nissan NP300 have?

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The NP300 uses a 249 WET Battery. This type of battery is standard in vehicles that don’t use start-stop technology.

Does the Nissan NP300 have a spare tyre?

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Yes, the NP300 comes standard with a full-size spare tyre.

Does the Nissan NP300 have a Renault engine?

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No, it is actually the other way around! The NP300 utilises a Nissan powerplant that can also be found in some Renault vehicles outside of South Africa.

Is there a Nissan long base vehicle in South Africa?

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Yes, the Nissan NP300 (Nissan Hardbody) is available as a long wheel base but only as a pre-owned vehicle.

What is the Nissan Hardbody long base?

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Around the world it is known as the Nissan NP300 Pickup but in South Africa its called the Nissan Hardbody. The long base version is a full-length, closed section ladder-type frame with high-tensile-strength and a big payload capacity which is why it has been a popular workhorse for a long time.

Can I buy a Nissan Hardbody V6?

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Yes, while there are some used Nissan Hardbody V6 models available, there are no new models since it’s been discontinued with the Nissan Navara and NP200 bakkies essentially replacing it.

Is there Nissan Hardbody V6 models for sale in South Africa?

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While there are no longer any new models available, the secondhand 3.3-litre Nissan Hardbody V6 is still popular in South Africa.

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