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2009 Nissan NV200 news, pictures, and information
NV200: NISSAN'S NEW SMALL VERSATILE PEOPLE CARRIER AND VANNissan is preparing a move into the global small van market wîth the introduction of its all new, spacious yet compact, NV200 small van.
At a glance
• Three different configurations of NV200
• Sliding side doors for ease of entry
• 4.1m3 of loading space in van version
• Economical petrol and diesel engines
• Low cost of ownership
• Family version is seven seat people carrier
• Global model for multiple regions
Designed from the outset as both a commercial and a passenger vehicle, the Nissan NV200 brings new levels of space, comfort and practicality to the small van market, both in Europe and other global markets.
NV200 will be available in three different versions: a van wîth the largest load space in its class and two seven seat variants – the functional Combi version for loads and passengers, and the more plush passenger car version, which will be shown at Geneva Motor Show next month.
'The Nissan LCV business is in a phase of expansion even in these challenging financial circumstances,' said Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President, Global Product Planning, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 'We aim to expand our business wîth smart new products and services that meet the needs of our customers, both in Europe and around the world.'
He added: 'The NV200 is our proposal for a global small van. It offers outstanding utility and smart convenience wîth low cost of ownership, packaged in a highly functional design. With this vehicle, Nissan aims to meet the needs of customers lòòking for a functional, adaptable light van. We will launch the NV200 in Japan before summer, in Europe in autumn 2009 and then in China and other markets.'
Maximised cargo area
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's more than 2m long (2040mm).
With front-wheel drive and the adoption of a highly compact rear suspension system, the 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, helping to boost the cargo volume to 4.1m3. Maximum payload is 771kg.
A large cargo area is a vital attribute for a van, of course, but the generous interior dimensions of NV200 also translate into ample passenger space in the Combi version.
Únlike some other manufacturers that fit removable seats – which are invariably heavy to lift and need to be stored elsewhere when not in use – the seats in the Combi stay wîth the vehicle at all times. The middle row backrest has a 60/40 split to increase versatility and the entire assembly tumbles forward to fold flat against the front seats, while the rear pair fold individually to either side of the load area.
Throughout the creation of NV200, attention has been paid to ensuring the highest levels of quality wîth shut lines and panel gaps in line wîth the expectations of passenger car buyers.
While the van is optionally available wîth a side window, it differs from the passenger versions at the rear where it has twin side hinged 'French' doors. Both seven-seaters have a fully glazed top hinged tailgate – though the Combi will be available wîth French doors - while the windows on both side doors have a sliding section for extra ventilation.
Road car platform
Built on a modified version of Nissan's B Platform, NV200 has fully independent strut type front suspension mounted on a separate subframe and a compact and lightweight yet robust wide leaf spring rear axle.
Performance comes from a choice of two engines, one petrol and one diesel.
The petrol version will be powered by Nissan's renowned all aluminium 1.6-litre HR16 engine, as found in Micra, Note and Qashqai. Displacing 1,598cc, the 16-valve unit develops 79kW (108PS) and 153Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)
The diesel, also found on Note and Micra, is Alliance partner Renault's acclaimed 8-valve 1.5 dCi (K9K) 1,461cc engine. Developing 200 Nm of torque and 63kW (86PS), it offers an ideal blend of performance, refinement and fuel economy. Power is transmitted through a five-speed gearbox.
To create more space in the cockpit, the gearlever extends not from the floor but from the two-tone wrap around centre console. Above the gearlever, the centre section houses the heating and ventilation controls and the double DIN radio slot. Heating and ventilation extends to all three rows of seats.
|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 106 hp
Torque: 113 ft-lbs
Joining the parking camera, other car-like items of standard or optional equipment include features such as Nissan's Intelligent Key, power windows and ESP. Safety equipment includes anti-lock brakes wîth brake assist (BA) and electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) as standard. Driver and passenger airbags are also standard wîth side bags available as an option.
Pedestrian safety has also been considered wîth extra crash absorbing material in the bonnet and the adoption of an energy-absorbing bonnet.
Low cost of ownership
Cost of ownership is projected to be among the lowest in the class thanks in part to the low running costs and high efficiency of the engines and drivetrains, but also thanks to the safety structure which helps to minimise crash damage to vulnerable under bonnet parts such as the radiator.
'With its intelligent layout and packaging helping to give it the largest cargo area in its class, NV200 delivers the right combination of functionality and efficiency. That same practicality can be found in both the Combi and passenger version, but wîth the added benefit of car-like comfort and features,' said Dominique Correze, Vice President, Nissan's European LCV Business Únit.Source - Nissan
Nissan to produce the NV200 van in BarcelonaTogether wîth the global unveil of the all-new Nissan NV200 at the Geneva Motorshow, the company announced that this model will be produced for Europe in Barcelona, Spain, beginning late this year.
The NV200 is a global vehicle, which will be built in several Nissan plants in the world. It will be launched in Japan in Spring 2009, in Europe in the second half of 2009, and then in China and a number of other markets globally.
For the European market, the NV200 will be produced alongside the vehicles currently built in Barcelona: the Pathfinder, the Navara pick up and the Primastar (also built as Traffic for the Renault brand). Nissan Spanish Industrial Operations (NSIO) will adapt its two production lines to accommodate the additional vehicle.
'In a time of difficult economic conditions, we are pleased that the Nissan plant in Barcelona was able to adapt to the changing market environment and accommodate the production for Europe of this important vehicle,' said Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Head of Nissan's Global LCV Business Únit. 'This first step has been made possible by the dedication and passionate efforts of the Barcelona Plant management, but also by the cooperative approach of both the Spanish and Catalan authorities and the Únions. We hope that this spirit will be kept to make sure the Barcelona Plant will take the necessary further steps to become competitive and gain new products for its sustainability' said Palmer.
The NSIO management announced that, in order to be competitive and gain new products, the Barcelona plant needs to meet a number of conditions including the ability to sustain capacity utilisation while preserving flexibility.Source - Nissan
NISSAN NV200 OFFERS BEST IN CLASS CARGO EFFICIENCYSpecialised sales and aftersales network will support the launch of the company's all-new compact van
Nissan Motor Co.Ltd., announced today that its all-new NV200 compact van will offer best in class cargo efficiency when it goes on sale in 2009. Nissan's engineers have made it possible to combine large cargo space (NV200 will offer the possibility to load up to 4.1 cubic meters) wîth the exterior dimensions of a compact §egmènt van.
The NV200 will also offer the possibility to maximise cargo space utility. The smart cargo floor layout allows accommodation of a standard Europallet between the rear wheel arches.
'The NV200 is a key product for the future success of the Nissan LCV business,' said Andy Palmer, Corporate Vice President of Nissan's LCV Business Únit. 'It will allow us to enter key markets wîth an innovative proposition based on customers' unmet needs. The NV200 creates a new §egmènt in the small van sector,' added Palmer.
The NV200 will be launched in Japan in the first half of 2009 and in Europe in the second half of that year. Launches in China and other markets will follow.
To ensure a successful launch of the NV200 and other future products, Nissan's Light Commercial Vehicle Business Únit (LCV BÚ) has reinforced its sales, service and aftersales operations.
Únder its Pro-Shop strategy, Nissan has created centres across its global network that offer LCV customers a full range of sales and aftersales services. In Japan, Nissan has prepared over 230 outlets for the sales and service of light commercial vehicles. In Europe the light commercial vehicle network includes now over 570 outlets. A Pro-Shop includes specialised sales persons and dedicated workshop and aftersales personnel that understand the unique needs of professional vehicle owners and operators.Source - Nissan
Nissan NV200 awarded International Van of the Year 2010 in EuropeNV200, Nissan's global all new small van has been awarded the International Van of the Year (IVoY) 2010 by a jury made of 23 specialized European journalists representing a readership of more than half a million owners of commercial vehicles.
'The Jury was particularly impressed by the fact that Nissan created a compact light commercial vehicle that sets new standards in terms of internal space in relation to the external dimensions', said the official statement from the IVoY Jury.
'We are delighted to receive the IVoY 2010 award as the recognition of Nissan's determination to create innovative light commercial vehicles that exceed customer expectations' said Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 'The NV200 is a global vehicle that associates unmatched levels of functionality wîth unique and attractive design. We offer our customers a vehicle that is an efficient and reliable business tool' said Palmer.
The NV200 is a real §egmènt breaker wîth exterior dimension comparable to a car derived van and cargo capacity of a higher class. It is 4.4m long, 1.86m, tall and 1.69m wide and comes wîth a cavernous cargo space. Intelligent packaging delivers a cargo load bay more than 2m in length, sufficient to carry two standard Euro pallets at the same time. The cargo floor lowest in its category, only 524mm. As a result, NV200's load cube offers a cargo volume of 4.2m3, around 25 per cent greater than competitor's average, offering additional 1m3.
The NV200 is available in Europe in Van and Combi versions and a passenger vehicle will join the line-up from 2010.
The NV200 is already sold in Japan, where it became instantly the §egmènt leader, wîth over 40% market share. Sales in Europe start this month (start of sales varies by country). In 2010 it will be launched China and sales in other markets are in advanced study phase.
NV200 will also be produced globally. It is already produced in Japan and production in Europe will start this month (initial supply for the European market will be sourced from Japan). Production in China is planned for 2010.
Recently Nissan announced that a light commercial vehicle based on the NV200 will be the second electric vehicle to be launched by Nissan.Source - Nissan
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