Nissan Navara EnGuard Is The Ultimate Rescue Truck

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Japanese automaker Nissan has unveiled the Nissan Navara EnGuard rescue truck concept at 2016 IAA Motor Show for Commercial Vehicles which is taking place in the German city of Hannover.

The Navara EnGuard Concept uses the same engine that powers the double-cab variant of the regular Navara pickup truck.

The 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine produces 190bhp and 450Nm of torque. The diesel engine is also used to recharge two 2kW units taken from the Nissan Leaf.  

Nissan has made a few mechanical and design changes to the EnGuard to make it stand out from the other Navaras around and to highlight its rescue capabilities.

The ride height has been boosted by 50mm. The concept truck features wider tracks on both the front and rear.

The adjustable suspension and the 285-profile off-road tyres will help the EnGuard deal with the rough stuff as well. 

Also present is an air intake snorkel even lets the concept truck wade through deep rivers.

Design wise, the Navara features a raised roof (136mm higher than a standard Navara). The raised roof plays host to a 360-degree lighting rig with emergency strobe lights.

Also new are some snazzy looking neon green wheels which sit underneath custom fenders.

The loadbay of the pickup truck concept plays host to all the extra kit that makes this a rescue truck. Pull out trays containing everything from walkie talkies and radios to oxygen tanks, life jacket and even an axe.

Underneath the pull out trays sit the two 2kW battery packs from the Nissan leaf which are housed in weather-proof aluminium housings.

These heavy duty battery packs can be used to operate heavy lifting or specialized cutting tools, and can be used to power search lights and heat sources.

Also present is a DJI Phantom 4 drone which can fly about and relay images to a rescue team on the 20.5-inch HD screen fitted on the truck.

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