Nissan Updates and Renames Their LCV Van Range
In September 2021 the Japanese automaker Nissan announced that in its desire to future-proof its commercial vehicle strategy, the present van range, which was named numerically, will be updated and rebranded. Behind the new line-up, there are high aspirations, aiming to help the company become more prevalent in the European van market.
In short, all the large, medium and small vans will be revised and renamed, the new versions offering smart technologies, improved and more versatile designs. Thus, the large range NV400 will be revised and renamed Interstar, the improved medium-sized NV300 will become Primastar and an all-new small van – Townstar, will replace both e-NV200 and the NV250.
The company’s initiative is focused on sustainable growth as the demand for vans and commercial vehicles rises. Let’s have a look and see what these models bring new and why should you consider them for your business.
New Nissan Interstar details
Previously known as Nissan NV400, the new Interstar is the company’s largest van, a badge-engineered Renault Master, created for the European market. This model comes with seven different engine configurations, all 2.3-litre turbodiesel, ranging from 110 hp to 180 hp, all complying with the most recent Euro 6d emissions standards.
Nissan Interstar new features
New safety features have been included such as automatic high beam assist, blind spot warning and start/stop technology to reduce its fuel consumption. Additionally, it will be offered in a variety of body variants - Crew Van, Panel Van, Dropside Cabs, Chassis Cabs and Platform Cabs.
New Nissan Primastar details
The medium-sized NV300 commercial vehicle gets a new name and a design upgrade. The new Nissan Primastar will have an ‘Interlock grille’, a set of LED headlights and optional 17-inch alloy wheels. It will share the same 2.3-litre engine with the Interstar, Euro 6d-compliant and up to 180 hp, on a Renault Trafic platform, with both automatic and manual transmission available.
Nissan Primastar new interior
The cab inside gets also a full update along with some of the onboard safety systems like blind spot and lane departure warnings and an intelligent emergency braking system. Other new tech features have been included, such as Traffic Sign Recognition and Adaptive Cruise Control, to make driving more comfortable.
New Nissan Townstar details
Sharing the same platform as Renault Kangoo and Mercedes-Benz Citan, the all-new Nissan Townstar small van will replace the e-NV200 electric van and the NV250. It will only be available in an electric BEV or a 1.3-litre petrol ICE engine, with no diesel version. This is Nissan’s environmentally conscious option, a key vehicle for its long-term strategy.
Nissan Townstar fuel
The petrol variant is Euro 6d compliant and has 130 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, followed closely by the electric version with 122 hp and 180 lb-ft torque. Thanks to its 44 kWh battery, it claims 177 miles per charge with a 42 minutes from 0 to 80% charging time on a regular 7kkW public charger.
To compare, Townstar’s performance surpasses the e-NV200 by 43% for its driving range and it’s more powerful than the 109 hp older version.
Nissan Townstar size and capacity
Equipped with a set of large lateral sliding doors, it will be able to carry up to 4.3 cubic metres in its cargo space and up to 800 kg (1,764 pounds) of payload. In short, it’s powerful enough to transport two Euro pallets or to tow up to 1500 kg. Both petrol and EV will have two body length choices of L1 and L2.
Nissan Townstar new interior
Centred around high quality and safety, the designers created a car-like interior that’s stylish and distinct from Kangoo or Citan. Both petrol and electric versions will have a standard 8-inch central screen, with electric models having a 10-inch digital instrument cluster. The infotainment system can easily connect with your phone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Other great tech features cover driver assistance and safety such as Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control, ProPilot Assist, Junction Assist and are meant to improve driving for long distances.
For city driving, Nissan has included hands-free parking and a 360-degree external view camera system designed to help the driver in tight or narrow places.
With this new line-up of LCVs, Nissan will remain committed and continue to support business owners and their needs, whilst making big steps towards protecting the environment and fighting climate change.
With all these desirable features and high-quality choices, an industry-leading standard 5-year warranty (or 100,000 miles) for all commercial vehicles will give you more peace of mind and make you consider Nissan’s van range as one of the best suited for your project.
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