Nissan Navara Salomon released

  • Limited edition priced at £27,845 on the road
  • Developed with specialist sports company
  • A lot of money for little functionality

As the current generation nears the end of its life cycle (All-new Nissan Navara arriving in 2016), Nissan is launching a limited edition version of its Navara pickup. The Salomon includes all the gadgets of the Tekna spec, with the addition of styling cues like chrome handles and entry guards.

The Japanese manufacturer has teamed up with Salomon, a leading mountaineering equipment company, to produce 500 more stylish pickup trucks. The changes do enhance the appearance of the Navara considerably, but there’s very little in the way of functionality for £700.

On the outside, the Navara Salomon receives a chrome front bar, door handles, chrome foglight surrounds, and Salomon branding on the front, side and rear of the vehicle, which is available in Metallic Black, Twilight Grey, Starburst Silver or Alabaster White.

Inside, the special edition is complemented by Salomon entry guards, a metal plaque and Salomon floor mats. Optional extras include the automatic transmission, at £1,755, and Nissan Connect Premium, which includes HDD satellite navigation, 9GB Nissan Music Box, DVD playback and a rear parking camera at £1,650.

Prices start from £27,845 on the road and each Navara Salomon retail customer will get a £250 voucher to spend on Salomon gear. As previously mentioned, this is a considerable cost increase for a vehicle that offers no added functionality.

Parkers advises customer to save the extra £700 and opt for the standard Tekna trim level, which comes with leather seats, cruise control, driver and passenger airbags, automatic headlights and wipers and chrome door mirrors.