A Celestial Partnership

by BTM

Mon, 01 October 2018

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept and Nissan Navara N-Guard

Nissan has unveiled two new vehicles at the 2018 Hannover Motor Show – the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept and the Nissan Navara N-Guard – both highlighting the marque’s increasing versatility in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV).

Inspired by the cosmos, and developed in the UK, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Navara Dark Sky Concept functions as a mobile astronomy lab, featuring a world-leading, observatory-class telescope on a bespoke off-road trailer. It also comes with upgraded ProPILOT driver assistance technology, upgraded to make it the most capable pickup for safe and convenient towing.                   

ESA precisely maps stars using the Gaia satellite, and the Nissan Navara Dark Sky concept helps astronomers conduct follow-up observations of the universe from hard-to-reach, so-called ‘dark sky’ locations – away from the visibility-reducing night-time glow of urban areas. 

The concept includes a range of smart features such as the Intelligent Around View Monitor system, Blind Spot Warning, and Intelligent Towing Hitch Alignment. 

Also making its debut was the Nissan Navara N-Guard, a tough and stylish special version featuring a number of exterior and interior design upgrades, extending the Navara’s appeal to those who want a superior pickup for off-road adventures.