- Latest Addition to the Nissan Commercial Vehicle Lineup Combines
Innovative Ease-of-Use and Smart Design While Minimizing Cost of
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - The all-new Nissan NV200 Compact
Cargo Van, which makes its North American debut at the 2012 Chicago
Auto Show, is set to join the growing lineup of Nissan Commercial
Vehicles in early 2013 at 38 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealerships
nationwide. The NV200 follows the full-size Nissan NV Cargo,
introduced in spring 2011, and the recently announced full-size Nissan
NV Passenger that goes on sale this spring. The Nissan NV200 provides a
new entry point for current cargo van and small pickup buyers looking
for a compact, efficient alternative to their larger, less
"There is an increasing need for a 'right-sized' van that optimizes
cargo space while offering the best possible fuel economy and an
affordable price - the exact sweet spots of the innovative new Nissan
NV200," said Michael Colleran, Regional Vice President of Field Sales
and Sales Operations, Nissan Canada Inc. "Businesses today, both large
and small, are also looking for vehicles that represent their brands in
the best light - smart, innovative, and professional. NV200 does that
and much more."
While new to North America, the Nissan NV200 compact van is already in
use in more than 40 countries around the world, receiving acclaim from
both users and media alike for its optimal functionality and smart
design. It won the 2010 International Van of the Year award in Europe,
the 2010 Commercial Delivery Van (CDV) of the Year in China, and the
2011 Universal Design Award from Universal Design GMbH, a German
organization dedicated to promoting the convergence of design and the
emerging importance of customer needs. NV200 has also established a
presence as the strong segment leader in Japan with a wide-ranging
lineup that includes a taxi version.
"Our global success provides a great foundation for the North American
version, which we know will become an essential tool for business,"
High Volume in a Small Footprint, Exceptional Ease of Use
As the next "innovation for business," NV200 offers a large cargo
capacity of 3.48 cubic meters (123 cubic feet) (estimated using SAE
J1100 rev 2009) with a small exterior footprint. Unique for North
America, the NV200 body has been extended 7.9 inches (200 mm) versus
the models sold in other global markets. This longer body length offers
additional cargo carrying capability for North American customers.
Measuring just 472.9 cm (186.2 inches) in overall length, on a 292.6 cm
(115.2-inch) wheelbase, NV200 is highly maneuverable in traffic and
negotiating city parking spaces. Yet it allows for a 680.3 kg
(1,500-pound) (estimated) maximum payload. The cargo area dimension
between the efficiently designed wheelhouses allows for loading
standard U.S. 40x48-inch pallets. Added utility is provided by the
standard integrated mounting points, which allow installation of racks
and shelves without drilling into the sidewalls, and six available
floor mounted cargo hooks in the cargo area.
NV200's exterior design features a Nissan signature front grille,
aerodynamic front end design, and functional cabin design. The large
body side includes low-effort dual sliding side doors and large areas
for business signage and graphics. In the rear, NV200 features tall
40/60 split opening doors with dual opening positions (90 and 180
degrees). The low floor height and tall interior cargo height aid easy
loading and unloading. Other exterior features include halogen
headlights, durable black front and rear bumpers, and outside mirrors
with wide-angle spotter mirrors and available heated function.
"In many ways, choosing a new work van is like finding a new business
partner. Beyond the basic necessities, it must instill trust that it
can always get the job done - and that you are comfortable with for
many years," said Colleran. "In that regard, along with the innovative
cargo area features, NV200's interior is designed to offer comfort and
convenience day in and day out."
The driver-focused cockpit includes both comfort and functional
features. The driver's seat is 6-way adjustable with manual lumbar and
armrest and is designed for durability with outboard vinyl wear
patches. NV200 offers "Mobile Office" functionality with a centre
console featuring laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray,
CD holder, and dual cupholders. Recessed storage areas are provided on
the upper instrument panel for folders and documents. In addition the
passenger seat folds down to serve as a worktop or extends the cargo
space for hauling longer items.
Power windows with auto up/down are standard. A 12-volt power outlet on
the instrument panel is standard, along with an available 12-volt power
point in rear of centre console. There is also a passenger-side
underseat storage tray, drive computer, battery saver feature, AM/FM/CD
with auxiliary input and two front door mounted speakers.
Available technology includes a Nissan Navigation System, Bluetooth® wireless communications, XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), RearView Monitor, and
telematics pre-wiring (Nissan Fleet Tracker).
Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System
(AABS), roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for
front occupant head protection, front seat mounted driver and passenger
side impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Efficiency and Affordability
The 2013 Nissan NV200 is built on Nissan's proven compact commercial
platform and features an efficient 2.0-litre 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder
engine. The engine is matched with a responsive and efficient Xtronic
The suspension utilizes independent struts and stabilizer bar in front
and a leaf spring design in the rear. Front disc/rear drum brakes with
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake force Distribution
(EBD) are standard, along with electric power-assisted steering and
15-inch steel wheels mounted with 185/60R15 high-load all-season tires.
"The Nissan NV200 is designed as a durable work tool, with features such
as the seating wear patches, low-effort sliding side doors and
wide-opening rear doors," adds Colleran. "And since we fully
understand how vans like this are used in business, it's also a very
pleasant vehicle to drive and use as a mobile office."
One other key element of NV200, built in from the earliest planning, is
low total cost of ownership. The 2013 Nissan NV200 will have a
competitive price, excellent fuel efficiency, and reduced upfitting
costs (due to the standard integrated mounting points), all of which
will provide business owners with a low total cost of ownership.
Two Well-Equipped Models
Two well-equipped models are available, Nissan NV200 S and Nissan NV200
SV in a choice of five exterior colours, matched with a gray cloth
In addition to the long list of standard features on the NV200 S, the SV
model adds power heated outside mirrors, power door locks with
auto-locking feature, remote keyless entry with two key fobs, rear
cargo floor mat, additional 12V power point in the rear of the centre
console, six floor-mounted cargo hooks in the cargo area, and full
Option packages will be available, including rear door glass and a
Technology Package with Nissan Navigation System, RearView Monitor and
XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately).
The new Nissan NV200 will be manufactured in Cuernavaca, Mexico and
available through a select network of certified Nissan Commercial
Vehicle dealers nationwide.
For updates and more information, please go to www.ncv.nissan.ca.
About Nissan Canada Inc.
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and
distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North
America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and
Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 171
independent Nissan dealerships and 29 Infiniti retailers across Canada.
A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the
introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market,
pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades
including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car
of the Year awards.
More information about Nissan in Canada and the complete line of Nissan
and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissan.ca and www.infiniti.ca.
About Nissan Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is
headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan
Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan
provided customers with more than 4.1 million vehicles in 2010,
generating revenue of 8.77 trillion yen ($102.37 billion U.S.). With a
strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for
all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the
Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan
made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first
affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous
international accolades, including the prestigious 2011 European Car of
the Year award and 2011 World Car of the Year. For more information on
our products, services and commitment to Sustainable Mobility, visit
our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
SOURCE Nissan Canada Inc.
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