Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept is being showcased at 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany. This new concept has been designed to function as a life saving rescue platform.
Navara EnGuard Concept is a tough and durable pickup truck, which is based on the Double Cab Tekna version. It is fitted with a host of design elements and updates to augment both performance and versatility.
Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept receives added features as compared to the standard Navara pickup truck. It gets enhanced ride height by 50mm while modified fenders with moulded side steps are also added. Blue strobe emergency lights, redesigned fog lamps and new tail lamps are also evident on the concept along with florescent green color accents on side steps and wheels.
Rescue equipment includes two pull out fiberglass trays in the load bed, two-way radios and oxygen tank, resuscitation equipment and life jackets. It also includes ropes and an axe besides buoyancy aids. DJI Phantom 4 drone with operating ceiling of 6,000 meters and weighing 1.4 kgs is also a part of the rescue equipment. This drone has the ability to fly at speeds of 20 meters per second for 30 minutes while it can send images back to the vehicle to be screened on the high definition screen.
Two battery packs are located at the bed of the Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept while electricity is provided via the vehicle’s 2.3-liter twin turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. Each pack receives 7 battery modules as seen on Nissan electric cars and includes input socket for solar panels.
No specific plans to put the Nissan Navara EnGuard into production is yet on the cards but the automaker is showcasing the thinking behind Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility strategy.