Friday, 26 June 2015
Nissan's 4Runner: The Navara-based D21 Nissan Terrano..
Launched the same year as the Navara/Hardbody of which it is based, this model ran all the way through until 1995. The second generation Pathfinder followed, and two more generations again has the Pathfinder name still in production today..
..The D21 Navara though.. in true Nissan 4WD fashion (like the later D22, Y61...) just kept getting built; running from the D21 chassis' 1985 introduction to the late 2000's!
It seems that while these are getting fairly rare to see, they're still not particularly sought-after.. with this excellent example currently for sale at a dealer in Japan for only ~700k Yen..
Not much money for something different, that has managed to stay this neat for just off 30 years!
Being small-truck based has it on a separate chassis; but is a torsion-beam, double-wishbone, independent front.. and 5-link coil-sprung solid rear.
Usual Nissan again with plenty of recognisable (shared) interior pieces and trims.
Awesome factory mats there too..
If petrol wasn't for you, there were also turbo and non-turbo versions of a 2.7litre diesel available.
Neat, classic, different.
.. then there's that metallic crimson paint, matching velour, and sunroof! raad..