Truck Powered by OEM’s First Bi-Fuel CNG-Gasoline Engine
Nissan has introduced a natural gas pickup truck in Thailand, which it says is powered by the company’s first bi-fuel CNG-gasoline engine. “The new Navara CNG offers high performance and improved fuel efficiency while being fully supported by Nissan’s standard warranty,” the automaker said.
The Navara CNG is powered by a 2.5-liter QR25DE engine, which generates 154 horsepower at 5,200 rpm. “Engineered for advanced CNG operations, it includes technologies such as an advanced floating gas injection system to maximize the efficiency of gas consumption and an advanced electronic system to effectively control the injection of gas, minimizing the noise created through gas injection,” Nissan says.
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“Nissan Navara has been long recognized for its reliability and performance. By adding this new CNG variant, we are providing customers with an even broader selection in one of the most competitive automobile segments here,” Nissan Motor (Thailand) president Takayuki Kimura said in a release.
“We recognize the need for CNG models here and plan to further expand the line up of alternative fuel vehicles to meet the strong market demand for CNG,” Kimura said.
A 140-liter CNG fuel tank is located on the bed, “proven to have the highest tolerance from crash impact tests and severe weather conditions, providing both utility and safety to the heavy pick-up truck user.”
Navara CNG prices range from 535,500 to 641,000 Thai baht, or approximately $17,200 to $20,600 U.S.
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