NV200 replaces Kubistar in Nissan van range
The new Nissan NV200 small van goes on sale this autumn.
The NV200 will replace the Kubistar in the Nissan van range.
The Nissan NV200 will be available in two versions: a van with the largest load space in its class; and a seven-seat Combi version for loads and passengers.NV200 uses innovative packaging ideas to create the largest and most practical cargo area in its class.
Although a little under 4.4m in overall length, the van version of the NV200 has a load bay that is more than 2m long (2,040mm).
With front-wheel drive and the adoption of a highly compact rear suspension system, the Nissan NV200 can house two standard Euro pallets in the cargo area at a time.
At 1.84m high NV200 is no taller than its rivals, while at 520mm from ground level, the floor itself is the lowest in the class to ease loading. This helps boost cargo volume to 4.1cu m. Maximum payload is 771kg.
“The NV200 is our proposal for a global small van. It offers outstanding utility and smart convenience with low cost of ownership, packaged in a highly functional design,” commented Andy Palmer, Nissan senior vice president, global product planning.
The seats in the Combi can be folded away but are not removable. The middle row backrest has a 60:40 split to increase versatility. The entire assembly tumbles forward to fold-flat against the front seats. The rear pair fold individually to either side of the load area. All UK-spec versions have twin side-hinged rear doors.
The Nissan NV200 will be built in Spain on a modified version of Nissan’s B platform. It has fully independent strut type front suspension mounted on a separate sub-frame. And a compact and lightweight yet robust wide leaf spring rear axle.
When the new Nissan NV200 small van goes on sale later this year, it promises the largest load carrying capacity in its class – it can carry two Euro pallets – and all within a sub-4.4m length
Performance comes from a Renault-sourced 8-valve 1.5 dCi (K9K) 1,461cc diesel engine. It develops 200Nm of torque and 86PS. Power is transmitted through a five-speed gearbox. This engine is also found on Nissan Note and Micra cars as well as the Renault Kangoo van.
The Nissan NV200 is available with an optional rear view parking camera, a first for a van in this segment. The cabin is full of storage spaces, pockets and cup/bottle holders. There is also a secret storage space large enough to hide a camera, mobile phones or vital documents within the upper portion of the glove box.
Joining the parking camera, other car-like items of standard or optional equipment include: Nissan’s Intelligent Key; power windows; and ESP anti-skid tech.
Further safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes with brake assist (BA) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) as standard. Driver and passenger airbags are also standard. Side bags are an an option.
Pedestrian safety has also been considered. There is extra crash absorbing material in the bonnet. The NV200‚Äôs safety structure also helps to minimise crash damage to vulnerable under bonnet parts such as the radiator, so repair costs are cheaper.
The new Nissan NV200 small van
- Largest loadspace in class
- Two Euro pallet capacity
- Cargo volume 4.1cu m
- Maximum payload 771kg
- Length just under 4.4m
- Optional rear view parking camera
- Two versions van and seven-seat Combi
- On sale autumn 2009