Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th September 2013, 23:06   #1
//M
Distinguished - BHPian
 
//M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 4,188
Thanked: 8,573 Times
Default Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

I saw a couple of Nissan Navara trucks (also called Nissan Frontier in some markets) today on a trailer truck between Topchanchi and Govindpur in Jharkhand. The cars had proper badging and were unregistered, so not really sure if these are test vehicles.

I had a chat with the driver of the trailer who said the cars were on their way to Delhi from Kolkata. The driver had no clue if it was a test vehicle or not.

Since these trucks were unregistered, I doubt if these have been brought down from Bhutan or somewhere else.

I really doubt the possibility of Nissan launching the Navara in our market but then are these trucks possibly test mules for the Pathfinder or the Patrol?
Attached Thumbnails
Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup-dsc08777.jpg  

Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup-dsc08780.jpg  

//M is offline   (12) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th September 2013, 23:09   #2
Team-BHP Support
 
Vid6639's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 14,471
Thanked: 19,385 Times
Default re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

Quote:
Originally Posted by //M View Post

I had a chat with the driver of the trailer who said the cars were on their way to Delhi from Kolkata. The driver had no clue if it was a test vehicle or not.

Since these trucks were unregistered, I doubt if these have been brought down from Bhutan or somewhere else.
On their way to Nepal most likely.
Vid6639 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 11:15   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
n.devdath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 3,961
Thanked: 1,714 Times
Default re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

They could be imports by some organization at CCU as well. Tough to deduce their intent of import but they are not test mules, else they would have been imported to Chennai.
n.devdath is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 11:41   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 15
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Post deleted by the Team-BHP Support : Please do NOT post messages that add little or no informational value to the thread. We need your co-operation to maintain the quality of this forum.

Please read our rules before proceeding any further. We request you to post ONLY when you have something substantial to add to a discussion.

Last edited by GTO : 19th September 2013 at 16:28.
praveenbalan is offline   Reply With Quote Received Infraction
Old 19th September 2013, 12:08   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bhubaneswar
Posts: 1,762
Thanked: 532 Times
Default re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

These are most likely imports. Though cars for Nepal and Bhutan do pass through India and generally arrive at Kolkata, but they would not go to Delhi.

Cars heading to Delhi will probably mean these have been imported for the use of embassies, or some international organisations like the UN or its various sub-institutions. I doubt embassies have much use of pick-up trucks, while orgaanisations like the UN will probably want to use something like this.
julupani is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 12:25   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: mumbai
Posts: 73
Thanked: 45 Times
Default re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

I've seen some of the Nissan pickups doing duties for Consulates in Mumbai with blue reg-plates. This could be for same purpose.
performance plumbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 12:51   #7
BHPian
 
shivshanker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 308
Thanked: 87 Times
Default re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

at the outset the Frontier is for sure any type model of a vehicle that is sold currently in Malaysia and TH. They are not the same.

I drive one of these monsters to work every day and believe me, this is one real monster truck and reasonably priced too.

With 174Ps of Power this is sure to be one hell of a vehicle off road, the only issue I see is with the rear overhang.
shivshanker is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 13:23   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 728
Thanked: 28 Times
Default re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

Fit and finish seems to be up to the mark even for a pick up. Please see the chrome rear bumpers, which wont lose shine easily. Answers why things from Phoren are better.
kavesh55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 18:56   #9
Distinguished - BHPian
 
libranof1987's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: All over!
Posts: 3,742
Thanked: 2,871 Times
Default Re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

Any reason why this couldn't be for the Indian market?

I don't see anyone even remotely suggesting that Nissan could look at testing this vehicle for launch in India.. just curious why. Given how popular the Tata pick-up trucks are, I'm sure there's enough market room.
libranof1987 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 20:03   #10
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Coimbatore / MENA
Posts: 673
Thanked: 973 Times
Default Re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

Quote:
Originally Posted by libranof1987 View Post
Any reason why this couldn't be for the Indian market?

I don't see anyone even remotely suggesting that Nissan could look at testing this vehicle for launch in India.. just curious why. Given how popular the Tata pick-up trucks are, I'm sure there's enough market room.
I'm just guessing here. But this Navara is a couple of years old model (>5 for sure), and I would imagine a refresh is due anytime soon. So, if entering a new market, would it not make sense to come in with a new model?

Of course, Indian market is subject to all kinds of model lineups based on some unfathomable reasoning, so I could be dead wrong.

Cheers.
gthang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2013, 20:45   #11
BANNED
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: in a Toyota!
Posts: 2,686
Thanked: 595 Times
Default Re: Spotted: Nissan Navara Pickup

If some one noticed or not, there is a note on a white paper on the rear windscreen of the first pickup!

I tried to zoom in to read what it say, but its not clear enough to read it.

Anyway vehicles going to Nepal or Bhutan go from Kolkata directly, they don't come to Delhi.

These vehicles could be for some Embassy, NGO or some UN organisation.
Parm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Spotted: Isuzus Undergoing Testing. EDIT : MU-7 SUV & D-Max Pickup launched moralfibre The Indian Car Scene 131 9th June 2014 20:19
Spotted : Nissan MPV (Nissan Evalia / NV200) mpz The Indian Car Scene 178 19th August 2012 20:31
Mercedes Vito & Nissan Navara in Noida turbo1787 Super-Cars & Imports in India 4 26th July 2012 08:04
Ford Pickup truck spotted in Pune torqueunlimited Super-Cars & Imports in India 48 24th March 2008 13:21


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 16:14.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks