Institute of Transport Management crowns new NV200
THE all-new Nissan NV200 compact van has just picked up its first accolade.
The Institute of Transport Management (ITM) has named the new NV200 as the Van of the Year 2010.
Available as both a two-seater panel van and seven-seater combi van, the Nissan NV200 offers both economy (54mpg) from its 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel and huge versatility despite its compact dimensions.
The Combi version can seat up to seven people while retaining significant storage capacity and comfort for passengers.
The ITM reckons the Combi is the perfect van for small businesses looking for a dual purpose vehicle.
“With the NV200, Nissan is really opening up a new niche in the market, a crossover between commercial and passenger vehicles which will challenge the grip of the MPV on the vehicle market for working families,” explained Patrick Sheedy, ITM director.
“It’s perfectly pitched – spacious inside yet compact enough to retain a good level of agility in an urban environment; sleekly styled with a comfortable interior; and – most importantly for those on a tight household budget – cost-effective. Looking at the specifications of this vehicle and the offerings currently on the market, we at the Institute are confident that the NV200 is set to make a big impact.”