Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept – Space Observatory On Wheels You Want

We already saw some impressive and futuristic products offered by Nissan. As a result, some of those are even co-branded and delivered as Star Wars Edition makeovers. At the 2018 Hannover Motor Show in Germany, one of the latest concepts from the Japanese company has been presented, and they clearly want to attract attention with Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept.

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept

This truck is the product of cooperation between European Space Agency, and it represents a mobile astronomy lab. This is a lot more than just a concept as it will allow astronomers to reach the best locations that usually are not around the corner. These so-called “dark sky” spots are ideal for researchers, but for them to be visited, you definitely need a powerful machine like the Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept.


Let’s start with the engine. Under the hood is the 2.3-liter twin turbo diesel powerplant that offers 187 hp and 331 pound-feet of torque. All that torque comes in handy as you have a big trailer attached at the back. Lot’s of torque is especially good when you go off-road and driving slow on some sketchy trails.

Telescope Trailer

Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept comes with latest ProPilot safety system that helps out with the transport of the trailer that carries telescope. When it comes to the trailer, you are getting a PlaneWave telescope that will rise from a mechanized roof when you decide that its time to watch some starts.


The inspiration for this concept came “from the Cosmos,” as it was said by the Japanese carmaker. Everything gives that futuristic look, and we have a black finish that comes with a white “Nebula” pattern all over the body. Similar is with the trailer that is in tone with the rest of the car. Nice additions that clearly point out that this is one futuristic vehicle are red LED lighting accents we have in the grille and at the sides. Things that we also need to mention here are the big wheels that you won’t see on any other model and additional LED lights on the roof.

About This Concept

Here is what Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of Nissan’s light commercial vehicles said: “The Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is a brilliant example of Nissan serving as an authentic partner, empowering our customers to go anywhere. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility and ProPILOT, we are creating the best solutions for the next frontiers of business, no matter how complex the commercial need.”

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