New Nissan NV Panel Vans to shake up LCV segment

Nissan Nv200 Panel Van

The already comprehensive Nissan Light Commercial Vehicle lineup is joined by the new Nissan NV Panel Vans, the NV200 and the NV350. The new Nissan NV200 Panel Van range will also be complemented by the new Combi variants later this year, and so will the new Nissan NV350 Panel Van variants due for release later in 2013.

Bright future for new Nissan NV Panel Vans

NV200 Panel Van

The Nissan NV200 joins the LCV line-up as a new-generation small van offering outstanding cargo space, compact body and low cost of ownership.

The NV200 1.6i Visia is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine which produces 81kW at 6000rpm and 153Nm at 4400rpm and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. The 1.6i Visia returns an average fuel economy figure of 7.2 litres per 100km while producing 166g/km of CO2.

Featuring the same transmission, the turbocharged diesel NV200 1.5 dCi Visia develops 66kW of power at 4000 rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1750. Fuel consumption is rated at 4.9- litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 129g/km.

Features

The spacious NV200 Panel Van features a total cargo volume of 4.2 cubic metres, with a low floor sill measuring 520mm and a wide distance between the wheel arches (1220mm). Its unique front design brings out a spirited look while maintaining functionality and class. Easy access to the load area is ensured by sliding doors on either side of the vehicle and the clean and solid construction is enhanced by the new NV200 Panel Van’s wide range of colours, including white, silver, grey, black and red.

Additional standard equipment include 14-inch wheel covers, remote central locking with immobiliser, air conditioning, full metal mesh partition, French-style rear doors, tilt-adjustable steering, two speakers and a roof-mounted antenna in a radio-ready setup, as well as a full-size spare wheel. The passenger seat can be folded forward to enable the loading of longer items like ladders.

The NV200 Panel Van also features driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) as well as a driver's seatbelt warning buzzer.

Nissan NV350 Panel Van

The Nissan NV350 Panel Van picks up where the old Nissan E20 left off back in 1995 and is available in two body styles and the choice of petrol or diesel engines.

The new NV350 2.5-litre Narrow Body with low roof and Wide Body with high roof petrol models produce 108kW of power at 5600rpm and 213Nm of torque at 4400rpm, and feature a five-speed manual gearbox. Fuel economy on the Narrow Body's average combined cycle is 11.8-litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 282g/km, and 12.5-litres/100km with CO2 emissions of 300g/km on the wide body.

The NV350 2.5-litre Wide Body and high roof turbocharged diesel model develops 95kW of power at 3200rpm and 356Nm of torque at 1400-2000 rpm and is also mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Average fuel economy is rated at 8.3-litres/100km.

Features

The Wide Body features a high roof, offering 9.2 cubic metres of load volume, with 3 250 mm of length and 1 645 mm of height allowing for long and tall objects to be loaded with absolute ease.

The appearance of the new NV350 expresses the car’s modern and rich surface designs. The front end imparts a strong, bold and individualistic design with a rounded waistline that forms at the base of the windscreen and progresses down the flanks, while the squared-off rear alludes to its load carrying capacity. The crystal design tail lights further accentuates the NV350’s character lines. The NV350 is available in five standard colours – white, silver, black, gunmetal grey and dark brown.

The spacious interior features a two-tone robust dashboard, a large 10.6-litre glove box, a capacious upper cubby hole, two pull-out cup holders, and a large tray mounted on top of the dashboard. The instrument binnacle houses an array of analogue dials, as well as a classy 3.5-inch LCD display screen where the fuel and temperature gauges flank the full multi-functional information display.

Additional standard features across the NV350 Panel Van range include remote central locking with a panic alarm function, an immobiliser and alarm, electric windows, air conditioning, tilt adjustment for the steering wheel, head lamp battery savers, two speakers and a pillar antenna in a radio-ready setup as well as 15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers. The Narrow Body and low roof model features two sliding doors on its flanks, while the Wide Body models feature one sliding door and an extra pull handle on the tail gate.

Safety equipment includes ABS with Brake Assist, a driver’s airbag, pre-tensioned seat belts and a driver’s seatbelt warning buzzer.

New Nissan NV200 Panel Van – Price

Nissan NV200 1.6i Visia Panel Van – R187 000 Nissan NV200 1.5 dCi Visia Panel Van – R216 200

All new Nissan NV200 Panel Van models come standard with a 3-year/ 100 000 km warranty. Service intervals for both petrol and diesel variants are 15 000 km.

New Nissan NV350 Panel Van – Price

Nissan NV350 2.5 Petrol Narrow Body Panel Van – R279 500 Nissan NV350 2.5 Petrol Wide Body Panel Van – R316 250 Nissan NV350 2.5 Diesel Wide Body Panel Van – R334 500

All new Nissan NV350 Panel Van models come standard with a 3-year/ 100 000 km warranty, a 5-year/ 90 000 km service plan as well as a three-year anti-corrosion warranty. Service intervals for both petrol and diesel variants are 15 000 km.

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