Despite its name, customers are sure to get noticed in the ‘Stealth’ thanks to its wealth of themed design features and approved factory-fitted accessories – all for a hard to beat retail price of R 168 000 (inc. VAT).
The leisure-focused 1.6 petrol special edition, which is produced locally in Nissan’s Rosslyn Plant, taps into South Africans’ love of their ‘go-anywhere’ work and leisure bakkies.
The NP200 took on all-comers when it entered the market in 2008 with a segment-leading payload of 800 kg with one diesel and two petrol engines. It soon became one of South Africa’s favourite sub one-tonne pickups.
- NP200 Stealth offers unique design and luxury upgrades
- All Stealth accessories fitted in the Nissan plant
- Special Edition celebrates NP200’s position as market leader
The Stealth will leave rivals in its shadow thanks to a winning combination of generous accessories – all fitted at the factory – and styling cues.
The 1.6 litre special edition comes with air conditioning, ABS and two airbags while dark grey techno paint, darkened sports bar and flush-fitting tonneau cover kick-off the dark theme.
A prominent nudge bar is also added that fits below the colour-coded grille frame. Nissan has opted for a darkened steel finish for both the sports and nudge bar, giving the NP200 Stealth a dominant road presence.
The dark theme extends further to special factory-fitted charcoal black alloy wheels with red accents in the hubs, dark side and rear fitted Stealth decals and dark tinted smash-and-grab protected windows.
To crown the exterior treatment and identify the NP200 Stealth on the road, Nissan has added daytime running lights to the front air dam.
The accessories are not limited to the exterior. Inside the spacious cabin, Nissan has added an Alpine radio with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The seats are upholstered in special eco leather with titanium-coloured contrasting stitching and Stealth-embroidered logos. The logo is also repeated in the Stealth carpet set.
To round off the full house treatment, Nissan has fitted the NP200 Stealth with remote central locking.
“Last year’s NP200 Loaded Special Edition was a big success, but for 2015 we challenged our design and engineering team to push the boundaries. The result is the NP200 Stealth, a pickup that we believe will be even more successful, especially because it represents significant value and the quality of factory fitment,” says Konstantin von Vieregge, General Manager for Marketing and Planning at Nissan South Africa.
The R168 000 price tag includes Nissan’s 6 year / 150 000 km warranty and is available across Nissan South Africa’s 120-strong national dealer network.
The NP200 recently celebrated its most successful year since its introduction after the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Naamsa) reported total NP200 sales of 17 412 units in 2014, reaffirming its position as South Africa’s undisputed sub one-tonne favourite.
“The NP200 lives comfortably in both the workhorse commercial market and the leisure market, proving that for work or play South Africans love their NP200s,” concludes Von Vieregge.