Nissan NV200 is on pace to achieve a sales milestone of 200,000 cumulative units by the end of the current fiscal year ending March 2014. Nissan is now selling the award-winning compact van in over 40 countries following recent introductions in the United States and South Africa. The Nissan NV200 features excellent cargo room as well as class-leading cost of ownership.
It also boasts of being maneuverable and drivable as well as having an attractive look. The Nissan NV200 is the base vehicle for New York's "Taxi of Tomorrow." The NV200 Vanette taxi also provides significant contribution to Japan’s barrier-free public transportation infrastructure, as it allows wheelchair users to get in and get off through the rear door with no impediments.
Nissan considers the NV200 as a key global growth vehicle as it bids to become the leading LCV maker in the world by the end of fiscal year ending March 2017.
The Nissan NV200 boasts of a number of global accolades like 2010 International Van of the Year award in Europe and the 2010 Commercial Delivery Van (CDV) of the Year in China. It also earned the 2011 Universal Design Award from Universal Design GMbH, as well as the 2011 Universal Design Consumer's Favorite Award.
New Nissan NV200 was designed from the very beginning not only as a passenger vehicle but as a commercial one. As part of the small van market, this model is expected to deliver new levels as it relates to comfort, practicality, and space. Senior Vice President of Global Product Planning at Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Andy Palmer shared that despite the challenging financial situation, the LCV business continues to expand.
The brand, he added, intends to grow the business by introducing smart new products, as well as services, that will meet what the customers want not only in the Europe market but those from around the globe. Palmer revealed that the NV200 is the brand’s entry to the global small van segment. This latest offering is able to deliver exceptional utility and even smart convenience.
He added that the vehicle offers low ownership cost while being packaged in a design that is highly functional. The NV200, he continued, is aimed at meeting what customers look for in a light van which is being adaptable and functional. The NV200 will be initially launched to the Japanese market prior to summer with the Europe market following it by autumn 2009.
After that, he continued, it will then be released to China and other markets around the worldwide. Nissan disclosed that three versions will be offered for the NV200. The first is a van that offers the biggest load space in the segment. Of the remaining two, both will be a seven-seater vehicle. One is a functional Combi version that is geared for passengers and load.
The second is a passenger car version that’s more luxurious. This variant is scheduled to make its debut during the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. As mentioned, the NV200 will be released in Europe and other markets worldwide.