Created to survive in the most challenging conditions, the Navara-based concept also bundles a prototype portable battery pack.

The toughest Navara to date is on display at the ongoing Hannover Motor Show to show off the numerous upgrades it has received compared to the regular Double Cab Tekna version upon which it’s based. The concept is not all alone since it is being joined at the show by its own drone feeding images to a pop-up high-definition screen installed in the Navara’s load bed wall. The drone can reach speeds of up to 20 meters per second and can fly at up to 6,000 meters for as much as 30 minutes to scan the surroundings of the pickup truck and detect any potential dangers.

Besides having its own companion, the Navara EnGuard also incorporates a prototype portable battery pack using technology sourced from the Leaf development program. When docked, the batteries are fed by the concept’s biturbodiesel 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 190 horsepower. There are a total of seven battery modules and all of them are housed within a weatherproof machined aluminum casing to ensure durability no matter what and provide the necessary energy in an emergency situation.

The specialty pickup truck comes loaded with power sockets on each side of the load bed where Nissan’s engineers have also installed two pull-out trays made from fiberglass. These provide access to a plethora of useful items, such as an oxygen tank, resuscitation kit, buoyancy aids, rope, two-way radios, life jackets, and even an axe for those moments when the going gets tough.

Nissan Navara EnGuard concept
Nissan Navara EnGuard concept
Nissan Navara EnGuard concept

In order to improve its abilities of tackling rough terrains, Nissan has given the EnGuard concept a more generous ground clearance by raising the suspension by 50 mm (almost 2 inches). It also looks meaner than the regular Navara thanks to the additional plastic body cladding on the wheel arches and also due to the chunky 285/75/R16 off-road tires wrapping the 16-inch wheels.

The roof is now 136 mm (5.3 inches) higher than before and incorporates a 360-degree LED lighting system providing optimal illumination in dark environments. Nissan has also installed several blue strobe lights to make the Navara EnGuard visible from greater distances. The list of changes continues with a powerful winch built into the reshaped rear bumper, along with a full-size spare wheel underneath the load bed, and a towbar to haul up to 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds) as it’s the case with the regular Navara.

Nissan will have the Navara EnGuard on display at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show in Germany until September 29th.

Source: Nissan

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