By Steve & Tamami Laser
Nissan offers a wide range of vans in Europe, from the all-electric e-NV200, to the midsize NV300 and flagship NV400. And now it’s preparing to add another model to the line: The new NV250 compact van is scheduled to go on sale across Europe starting this fall.
Designed for business users, Nissan says that NV250 will be available in two body lengths, Panel, Crew and Combi configurations, and with a variety of powertrain and interior choices.
As a Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV), the panel van targets those who transport goods, materials, tools and machinery, as well as for urban deliveries. There’s a choice of two or three seats up front, interior wood paneling in the cargo area, an optional refrigeration unit, and a range of conversions.
The NV250 offers a flat cargo floor, low liftover height, and French-style split rear doors or a swing-up tailgate. Various storage solutions can help business users to secure cargo, while a pivoting bulkhead and retractable front passenger seat offer additional versatility.
The Combi Passenger Van is ideal for shuttle use, as well as weekend family trips and outdoor adventures. With five passenger seating, there’s room for three in the second row.
With the second-row seats in the upright position, there’s plenty of space in the back for gear. The seats are a split-folding design for flexibility in carrying passengers and longer cargo.
Nissan says that the short wheelbase NV250 (L1) Panel offers a payload of 650kg, while the long wheelbase (L2) is increased to 800kg. Motivation is supplied by a 1.5-liter diesel engine rated at either 80, 95, or 115 horsepower.
Audio systems are fitted with standard Bluetooth and USB functions while Intelligent Mobility technologies offer Extended Grip and Hill Start Assist. The roster of active safety features includes ABS, ASR, EBV, and ESP.
On the Combi, integrated Nissan Connect Navigation is available with voice command and rear-view camera display. Nissan is expected to release complete product details closer to the launch of the NV250 in Europe.
Nissan says the NV250 is developed through the shared expertise of the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. While reviewing the Alliance’s individual brand lineups, we noticed that the NV250 looks very similar to the current Renault Kangoo. This would continue product sharing that already includes the NV300/Renault Traffic, and NV400/Renault Master.
None of these vans are likely to come to the U.S. due to the stiff tariff on imported trucks. However, we do have a choice of the gas-powered NV200, as well as NV Cargo and Passenger models, the latter two derived from the Nissan Titan pickup.
For more information on the NV250 visit Nissan Europe
Note: Features, specifications, launch dates and availability for European market models is subject to change without notice
News source and photos courtesy Nissan International SA
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