“With the addition of the NV, the NV200 and soon the NV200 electric vehicle, Nissan has become a force.”

2013 Nissan NV200

The 2014 Nissan NV200 cargo van is a work van but you would never know it to look at it…

Looks

The NV200 has a very modern and European look to it. The signature Nissan grill, swept back front windshield, large side mirrors, and front windows that drop down low enough to make it comfortable to rest your arm. There are dual side doors that open and close with minimum effort, which is important when loading and unloading all day long. Large body panels in place of rear glass, which gives it an excellent location for signage. The rear features large 40/60 split rear doors and again these are easy to open and close.

In The Cab

Much attention was given to designing the cab for functionality and comfort. The driver’s seat is a six-way adjustable with manual lumbar and armrest with vinyl wear patches sewn in which is a nice touch. The centre console acts like a mobile office with laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray, CD holder, and dual cup holders. There is additional storage under the passenger seat in the form of a tray. In addition the passenger seat folds down to provide a worktop surface. AM/FM/CD with auxiliary input and two front door mounted speakers. There is an optional Nissan navigation system, Bluetooth, XM satellite radio, rear-view monitor, and telematics pre wiring so you can install GPS tracking to keep an eye on your fleet. There are 20 integrated cargo mounting points to attach shelving units so you don’t have to drill into the sheet metal. Floor mounted d-rings to help secure your load.

Safety first

Standard safety features include advanced airbag system, roof mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front occupant head protection, front seat mounted driver and passenger side impact air bags, vehicle dynamic control, and tire pressure monitoring system.

Roadworthy

I drove this vehicle downtown to pick up some parts and found it very easy to manouevre in busy traffic. The backup camera works very well and coupled with the side mirrors you can pretty much get into any tight area, with ease.

Verdict

Nissan has been involved in the work truck industry for a while now through products like the Titan and Frontier. With the addition of the NV, the NV200 and soon the NV200 electric vehicle, Nissan has become a force. Fleet managers and consumers all across the country are going to stand up and take notice.


 

NV 200 Specifications

Power

There is a 2.0 litre, 16 valve DOHC 4 cylinder engine, 131 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque with an Xtronic CVT automatic transmission.

Pump frequency

8.7/7.1 L/100 km (city/highway)

Warranty support

Basic coverage 3 years/ 60,000 km

Powertrain 5 years/ 100,000 km

Corrosion perforation 5 years/ unlimited km

Sticker price

NV200 Compact cargo $22,748


 

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