Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Low fuel warning light
  • PAS
  • Rev counter
  • Service indicator
  • Trip computer

Entertainment

  • 2 speakers
  • Radio/CD/MP3 player with USB socket
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

  • Electric door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Tinted glass
  • Tinted windscreen
  • Twin sliding side load doors
  • Unglazed rear doors

Interior Features

  • 12V socket
  • Air recirculation system
  • Cab interior light
  • Cargo area light
  • Centre console storage tray
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front headrests
  • Load lashing rings
  • Multiple storage areas in cab
  • Rake adjustable steering wheel
  • Storage pocket under drivers seat

Safety

  • Drivers airbag

Security

  • Alarm
  • Deadlocks
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking
  • Superlocking

Technical

  • ABS + EBD
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • ESP
  • Traction control

Wheels

  • 14" steel wheels
  • Full wheel covers
  • Spare wheel

Emissions

CO

CO2 (g/km)

131

HC+NOx

Noise Level dB(A)

NOx

0.22

Particles

0.016

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

General

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

Safety Concerns?

1

Badge Engine CC

1.5

Badge Power

90

Based On ID

Battery Volts

12

Chassis Engine Number

Clutch

SINGLE DRY PLATE

Coin Description

Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code

Coin Power Output Code

Coin Series

Coin Wheelbase Description Code

Coin Wheelbase Name Code

Front Brakes

DISCS

Front Suspension

MACPHERSON STRUTS

Timing Belt Interval Mileage

0

Hand Brake

REAR WHEELS

Insurance Group 1

Insurance Group 2

Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years

12

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years

5

NCAP Safety Assist %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09

Badge Power

NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09

Badge Engine CC

Vehicle Homologation Class

Running Cost League Headings

Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months

18000

Special Edition

1

Special Order

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage

100000

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years

5

Service Interval Frequency - Months

0

Vehicle Homologation Class

N1

Vin/Frame No.

Engine and Drive Train

Automatic Transmission

1

Cylinders - Bore (mm)

76

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

1461

Compression Ratio

15.5:1

Cooling System

WATER

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Cylinders

4

Engine Layout

FRONT TRANSVERSE

Engine Make

Fuel Delivery

INJECTION

Fuel Delivery

DIESEL

Gears

5 SPEED

Manual Transmission

1

Number of Valves

8

Cylinders - Stroke (mm)

80.5

Camshaft

SOHC

Fuel Consumption

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Combined (mpg)

57.7

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

64.2

EC Urban (mpg)

47.9

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

16.3

Engine Power - BHP

90

Engine Power - KW

66

Engine Power - RPM

4000

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

148

Engine Torque - MKG

20.4

Engine Torque - NM

200

Engine Torque - RPM

1750

Top Speed

98

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Automatic Clutch

1

Plated 3rd Axle

Plated 4th Axle

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Make

Tyre Size Front

175/70 R14

Tyre Size Rear

175/70 R14

Tyre Size Spare

FULL SIZE

Wheel Style

Wheel Type

14" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

1860

Height (including roof rails)

Length

4400

Load Height

1358

Load Length

2040

Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches

1220

Side Load Door Height

1171

Side Load Door Width

693

Turning Circle - Wall to Wall

11.1

Wheelbase

2725

Width

1695

Width (including mirrors)

2011

Weight and Capacities

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

10.6

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

55

Gross Train Weight

3100

Gross Vehicle Weight

2040

Load Space Volume

4

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed

Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up

Max. Towing Weight - Braked

1100

Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked

640

Minimum Kerbweight

1355

No. of Seats

2

Max. Loading Weight

685

On The Road

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Trim

Summary

Having relied on Renault to provide its commercial vehicle products for a long time, Nissan appears to have grasped the opportunity to go it alone with both hands. Rather than trotting out a formulaic compact van that matches rivals head-on, the Japanese firm obviously gave some thought to how it could come at the market from a different angle. The NV200 uses the shape and layout of a larger panel van to deliver a big carrying capacity in a small footprint. The execution looks good and it's easy to see how open-minded operators could be persuaded to give the NV200 a go. Nissan's first home grown van in a long while isn't the most exciting thing to look at but it adds another dimension to the compact van market. The miniature panel van approach should prove particularly popular with those undertaking multi-stop work in urban areas.

Background

The NV200 was created to replace the Nissan Kubistar, a strong compact van product which basically amounted to a first generation Renault Kangoo with its badges swapped. Renault's second generation Kangoo never got the same dual identity treatment. By the time that model hit the streets, Nissan was well along the road to a little load-lugger of its own. Having been presented with a blank canvas to create a van in its own image, Nissan departed emphatically from the Kubistar and produced a vehicle that's about as unorthodox as modern compact vans get. The NV200 looks like a miniaturised version of a full size panel van rather than a traditional compact van and boasts the desirable combination of a small footprint and a large payload. Can it deliver the goods?

Driving Experience

Sharing a platform with the Nissan Micra passenger car that debuted in 2003, the NV200 isn't a big van but there will still be those who have their doubts about its reliance on a 1.5-litre engine. The 1.5 dCi diesel is on the small side but with 86bhp and 200Nm of torque from 2,000rpm it's a muscular little unit that compares well against the entry-level diesel engines offered in rival products. It does start to look a little outgunned against models that can match the NV200's prodigious carrying capacity but the Nissan should still have enough verve around town and a 98mph maximum suggests decent open road performance. The tall panel van shape of the NV200 gives rise to an upright seating position that will help drivers who are forever clambering in and out of their vehicle during the working day. The dash-mounted gear lever that controls the five-speed gearbox is ideally located and the steering column adjusts for rake, but not for reach. With the front wheels pushed right to the front of the vehicle, the NV200 gains a very tight 10.6m kerb to kerb turning circle which is better than the majority of the compact van class and even outmanoeuvres some superminis. With good visibility, it promises to be an ideal partner for urban driving.

Design and Build

There are more visually arresting small vans on the market than the NV200 but once that scaled down panel van design was settled upon, it was always destined to be a vehicle of the plain and practical persuasion. What operators gain in a package that's only 1,695mm wide and 4,400mm from noise to stubby tail, is a very big load bay. Most of the leading compact vans come in two different wheelbases but the NV200 combines a single short wheelbase with a 750kg payload and a 4.2m3 load volume - that's on a par with its long wheelbase rivals. The shape of the vehicle means the loadbay is relatively tall but there's enough floor area for two Euro pallets and a low loading lip of 542mm will help when lifting items inside. The NV200 comes with a pair of sliding side doors as standard along with the usual side-hinged doors at the rear. Also as standard, the driver is protected by a ladder frame behind the seat but higher spec models get a solid steel bulkhead that will also do wonders for refinement. There are six tie-down points in the load bay floor and further versatility is available through the aptly named but optional Versatility Pack. This increases the maximum load length from 2,040mm to 2,800mm by means of a folding passenger seat and an opening mesh bulkhead.

Market and Model

There's a choice of E and SE trim levels for NV200 buyers to get their heads around. Even the E model has a decent range of features including remote central locking and a good trip computer. The manual wind-down windows are less appealing and many operators will want to upgrade the safety spec from the single driver's airbag on the E model. With the SE, there's electric windows and Nissan's keyless entry-system which will be great for multi-drop drivers. If you want more comprehensive safety kit, however, you'll need the optional Safety Pack with its ESP stability control, passenger airbag and twin side airbags.