Nissan’s UK design center in Paddington, London, has created a hard top rear bed cover for the Navara Aventura double-cab truck. While many such constructs usually look horrible making a muscular, sporty truck look like a cheap Chinese piece of garbage, this particular job with its tinted windows that match in color the rear pillars actually looks great.
Made of the SMC composite material (a glass-fiber reinforced polyester, which is known for its high durability, lightness and, well, relative affordability when it comes to such low-scale production volumes), the X-Back cover is resistant to minor impacts, has heat exchange properties similar to those made of steel, and it is recyclable, too.
As you can see on the pictures, the hard top rear bed cover comes equipped with tinted side windows and rear glass and its rear pillars come with gloss black finish giving the whole job an expensive look.
The X-Back hard top has a total volume of about 1.8m3 (63.6ft3).
Nissan says that the hard top is covered by the same 3 year / 60,000 mile warranty as the Navara itself.
The 2009 Nissan Navara Aventura X-Back is equipped with a 171PS, 403Nm 2.5-liter four-pot turbo diesel engine and a manual gearbox and is available at a base price of £23,795. The model with an automatic transmission is £1100 more expensive.
The prices do not include the VAT but in the UK a self-employed person buying one through his or her business can reclaim the tax on the purchase price.