At the 2016 Hannover Motor Show, unveiled its brand new Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept, the all-terrain rescue pick-up with portable EV battery power, designed to operate as a life-saving rescue platform in harsh environments.


Nissan Navara EnGuard is based on a Double Cab Tekna version of the Nissan Navara, packed with numerous design elements and performance boosting upgrades. Moreover, EnGuard is also equipped with specific equipment, which is required for emergency and disaster recovery work, including an advanced drone that can fly at speeds of up to 20 metres per second for almost 30 minutes.

The drone can be used to search for the wounded and provide vital information about the terrain and potential dangers the rescue team might be facing during their mission. Drone's live-streaming video from the 12.4 megapixel camera is displayed on a 20.5-inch HD screen on the passenger side.

The concept also comes with a two prototype portable battery packs, designed and developed by Nissan – and already seen inside the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF and e-NV200. The battery packs are constantly in 'charge' mode, using power generated by the vehicle's 2.3-litre 190PS twin-turbo diesel engine. Each of the two packs is a 2kW unit with seven Nissan EV battery modules built in. Each comes with two input (charge) sockets and five output (discharge) sockets, designed to be easily transported and dubbing as an efficient alternative to a petrol generator, required to power medical and rescue equipment. Portable battery packs can also be used in enclosed spaces such as a building or a cave, as they come with zero emissions and no flammable fuel.

The overall ride height of the Navara EnGuard Concept has been raised by 50mm, the body was additionally protected and given a powerful 360 degree LED lighting rig, with emergency blue strobe lights fitted to the four corners and visible from any angle. The lamps and light clusters on the wheels and side steps are fluorescent green, making the vehicle more visible even during daylight.

Sept. 30, 2016 Driving photo: Nissan

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