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Nissan Navara heads to America for 2,000-km ‘tough and smart’ women-only rally

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PARIS, France – Nissan’s award-winning Navara is taking a trans-Atlantic trip to the spiritual home of the pickup truck later this month. There it will do battle in a grueling off-road event that will push its “tough and smart” credentials to the limit.

The rugged Navara – current holder of the prestigious International Pickup Award – is taking part in the Rebelle Rally. An annual week-long stage-race, it’s a 2,000-km test of driving and navigation skill through the stunning deserts of California and Nevada in the U.S.

Designed for production vehicles rather than rally-prepared racers, the event is open to women-only teams of two and attracts competitors from across the globe. It incorporates long-distance off-road driving and traditional navigation, using only topographic maps and a compass to find hidden checkpoints. GPS devices including smartphones are strictly forbidden, and time limits force competitors to make swift decisions.

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