Covering all bases: Nissan’s Commercial Vehicle range one of Europe’s finest
- Nissan has one of the widest ranges of LCVs in Europe
- Nissan boasts 80 year experience in the pick-up sector with advanced design and engineering
- Range of petrol and diesel trucks and vans covered by market-leading five year or 160,000kms Manufacturer Warranty
Nissan is setting the benchmark with its commercial vehicle offering, boasting one of the widest ranges in Europe.
Nissan's award-winning commercial vehicle range includes the popular NP300 Navara, a pick-up with an 80 year heritage, the NV200, NV400 vans and NT400 Cabstar, NT500 trucks and the first ever 100% electric commercial van the pioneering e-NV200. Designed to suit a variety of uses, Nissan's vans and pick-ups provide cleverly-designed cargo spaces and the latest technological features as options, including rear-view camera and ‘NissanConnect’ Navigation system. The Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) provide for a wide range of applications, with impressive manoeuvrability, high levels of driver comfort and affordable cost of ownership from versatile and durable chassis cabs.
Nissan recently demonstrated its confidence in the quality of its award-winning LCVs with the introduction of a market-leading five year or 160,000kms Manufacturer Warranty for its range of petrol and diesel trucks and vans. The innovation was celebrated with the release of a short film, ‘The Substitute’, in which the official automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League team up with Nissan’s global ambassador, Yaya Touré, to ‘substitute’ one lucky business owner’s existing van with a brand new Nissan LCV.
To see Touré in action, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s33_iWfXxWU
To further celebrateits LCV credentials and showcase innovation in all its endeavours, Nissan put its wide-ranging LCVs to the test in a game of ‘Truckerball’. The innovative take on a football match saw freestyle players and Nissan global ambassador, Yaya Touré, use elements of the range as platforms to show off their talents.
To see the ‘game’ in action, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRe2uGQrlbY
Also proudly announced earlier in the year, for the fourth time running, was Nissan’s support for the Infiniti Red Bull Racing F1 team in their logistical endeavours during the 2015 Grand Prix season. With a donation of a fleet of vans to the European team and over 80 LCVs worldwide, Nissan further proved its credentials in supporting the best, with the best.
The all-new Nissan NP300 Navara, which went into production at the Barcelona plant last month, sets a new benchmark in the one-tonne pick-up sector, combining the best of Nissan's Crossover leadership with over 80 years of experience in designing and manufacturing robust and cleverly engineered pick-ups.
The new model is a fully updated version of the previous generation, with a robust and tough chassis which introduces a host of new engineering features designed to further improve drivability and practicality. Applying the same winning formula that produced landmark passenger cars such as the class-leading Qashqai, X-Trail and Juke, the new NP300 Navara brings a new level of car-like refinement, style, comfort and quality, as well as first in class technologies to the pick-up market.
NV200 is Nissan's offering in the growing compact van segment. Aimed at commercial buyers who want something smaller, smoother and more efficient than a traditional full-size van, it offers a good combination of space, technology features and value.
The compact van was launched in Europe in 2009 and is now sold in more than 40 countries.
Nissan NV200 has won awards in many different parts of the world including 2010 International Van of the Year award in Europe and the 2010 Commercial Delivery Van (CDV) of the Year in China, to name a few.
Launched in 2014, e-NV200 combines the award-winning electric Nissan LEAF with the best-in-class cargo volume and practicality of NV200.
In creating its first pure-electric LCV, Nissan has significantly re-engineered and re-styled NV200 for its new role. Although it does use a number of key elements from LEAF and NV200, around 30 per cent of its components are unique to the 100% electric e-NV200.
e-NV200 was named LCV of the year in the highly regarded Next Green Car Awards 2014. The acclaimed title recognises both the innovative nature of e-NV200 and its low emission, low cost appeal.
To display the versatility of the van, Nissan recently transformed e-NV200 into the ultimate party on wheels, PART e-VAN. Unveiled at the UCL final in Berlin in June 2015, some of the unique van’s standout attributes included a dazzling disco ball solar panel array on the roof which absorbs daylight to power some of this one-off vehicle’s features; an augmented reality system where users were able to jump into their own party scene and a custom-made sound system capable.
Introduced to great acclaim in 2011, the NV400 has proven to be a front-runner in the heavy van and chassis cab market - thanks to its versatility, wide choice of models and the strength and standing of the Nissan dealer network. The new NV400 launched in 2015, builds on this reputation with a highly efficient vehicle perfectly in tune with today's demands for a practical working van with low cost of ownership.
Some of the most significant changes to the new model can be found behind Nissan's familiar grille where the range of dCi engines has grown to five, offering greater performance and more refinement. But despite the power increases, fuel economy is better than ever.
The latest version of the van also benefits from a number of advanced technologies providing greater safety and enhanced cabin comfort.
Built at Nissan's Avila production facility in Spain and launched in Europe in February 2014, the NT400 Cabstar chassis cab has earned itself a reputation for offering exceptional practicality, strength and low running costs for operators.
Versatility remains one of NT400 Cabstar's core strengths and the range is as wide as ever. It is available with a choice of tipper, box and drop side designs or as a chassis cab primed for conversion.
NT500 is a modern medium-duty truck and a key player in Europe’s commercial vehicle sector. The all new NT500 truck was launched in 2014 and promises high levels of driver comfort and effective cost of ownership from a versatile and durable chassis cab. It offers a wide variety of wheelbases with gross vehicle weights starting at 3.5 and rising to 7.5 tonnes. NT500 is available with two different engines, three transmissions and three model grades. What’s more the driving position provides unique visibility in the light duty truck segment.
NT500 is the ideal choice for small and medium companies operating in the construction, distribution and agricultural industries.
For further information about Nissan's extensive LCV range and European 5 year LCV Manufacturer Warranty please visit the Nissan Newsroom at http://www.newsroom.nissan-europe.com/EU/en-gb/Home/Welcome.aspx
Notes to Editors
About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,600 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last calendar year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 675,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, small cars, SUVs, commercial vehicles and electric vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular electric vehicle with 97% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers a strong line-up of 23 diverse and innovative models in Europe under the Nissan and Datsun brands.
About Nissan Motor Co.
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 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and best-selling EV in history.