The NV200 is similar in size to the Ford Transit Connect. And like that compact commercial vehicle which has become popular with business customers, the NV200 uses a 4-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive for considerably better fuel economy than a full-size van. With a 2.0-liter engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT), the NV200 is EPA-rated at 24 mpg in combined city and highway driving.
The NV200's fuel economy advantage over full-size vans could translate to real savings for small businesses. But commercial customers will surely be attracted by the NV200's low price, too. In base S trim, the NV200 will have a starting price of just $19,990 when it goes on sale in April.
Although new to the U.S., the NV200 is a global vehicle that's already in use in 40 countries. For the North American market, Nissan stretched the van nearly 8 inches for more cargo space. Total cargo capacity is 122.7 cubic feet, accessible through a sliding side door or side-hinged rear doors that can open a full 180 degrees. Payload capacity is about 1,500 lbs.
Nissan includes work-friendly features in the cabin, too, like a large bin for storing hanging files or a laptop, and a passenger seat that folds flat, doubling as a work surface. More storage is located under the passenger seat, which can be adjusted across more than 9 inches of forward-to-back travel to create more cargo space or better accommodate a passenger. A backup camera and Bluetooth are optional.
Also available is NissanConnect with Navigation, which could be a worthwhile investment for many business customers. It provides voice recognition and hands-free text messaging for safety, traffic and weather reports (with a subscription)
• Nissan enters emerging North American compact cargo van segment with bold new "right size" NV200 design
• Offers efficient packaging with a large 122.7 cubic foot cargo space within a small overall exterior footprint
• Combines innovative ease-of-use features and smart design while minimizing cost of ownership - including the lowest starting MSRP* in segment of $19,990 USD and best-in-class**
• On sale April 2013 at 300-plus Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide
SOURCE Auto Trader
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