PRLog - Feb. 15, 2013 - ELK GROVE, Calif. -- Nissan unveiled a new compact van for the U.S. at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Designed with business in mind, the 2013 Nissan NV200 commercial van delivers much of the functionality of its full-size NV sibling, but with a smaller footprint and lower operational costs.
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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