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Saturday 3 December 2016
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New Nissan Rescue Truck Concept Comes with a Drone

New Nissan Rescue Truck Concept Comes with a Drone

There’s no need to fear. The Nissan rescue truck is here.

We admit. The above mantra might be cliche, but the Navara EnGuard Concept isn’t. Nissan revealed the rescue truck concept at the Hannover Motor Show in Germany. The concept takes saving lives seriously with cutting-edge technologies and surprising emergency features.

If you’ve never heard of the Navara, don’t worry. Nissan doesn’t sell it in the states. The Navara is the global version of the America’s Frontier model. Nissan engineers the models differently to serve each market.

The EnGuard gets a 2-inch raise compared to the top Tekna trim used as its base. It stands out as a safety vehicle with neon green wheels, custom fender, LED roof lights, and a high powered winch.

Nissan Navara EnGuard ConceptThe truck carries portable battery packs. Each are 2-kilowatt with seven internal battery modules. They are like the packs used in the Leaf. They offer of seven outlets, are easily handled, and can power heavy machinery.

The portability means they can provide power for rescue equipment in situations where gasoline power would be dangerous if not impossible – think caves. The battery’s recharge on the diesel engine. You read that right. The Navara EnGuard gets a diesel engine. A 2.3-liter twin-turbo to be exact. It provides 187-horsepower.

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

The rest of the space in the Enguard bed consist of two “pull-out fiberglass trays.” We imagine that this can be compared to those fancy drawers from the Container Store that are so popular in bathrooms. The top shallow top drawer holds small items like two-way radios, ropes, and an axe. The narrower and deep lower tray holds things like oxygen tank, resuscitation kit, life jackets, and buoyancy aids. 

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

The EnGuard also goes superhero with its handy-dandy drone partner.

It’s equipped with DJI Phantom 4. It has a max operating distance of 6,562 yards or roughly 55 football fields. The drone sends images back to the truck’s 20.5-inch HD screen.

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept

Check out video of the truck below.

Photo Credit: Nissan