DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
With its efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, refined Xtronic transmission and cargo bay that allows for loading standard U.S. 40 x 48-inch pallets, the NV200 offers fleet and small business owners alike an alternative to their larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles – along with a low projected total cost of ownership.
For the 2017 model year, the NV200 adds standard power door locks and Hill Start Assist (HSA) on all grade levels. The SV grade now features body colored front and rear bumpers, outside mirrors and rear license plate finisher – along with a chrome grille and full wheel covers. In addition, the Sliding Door Glass Package has been revised to include passenger side sliding door glass with wire mesh, back door glass with sliding mesh and defroster and an interior rearview mirror.
''Right-Sized'' to Maximize Cargo Efficiency
The NV200 Compact Cargo is designed to be the ''right size'' for small business owners and fleet operators wanting smaller, more efficient work vans. Unique for North America, the NV200 Compact Cargo body is extended 7.9 inches versus the models sold in other global markets. This longer body length offers additional cargo carrying capability for North American customers.
The combination of a 115.2-inch wheelbase with a 186.3-inch overall length, along with a compact drivetrain and rear suspension, provides an 82.8-inch cargo length, 54.8-inch cargo width (48.0 inches between the rear wheel wells) and 53.0-inch cargo area height. With its low cargo floor liftover height (21.1 inches) and tall roofline, the NV200 Compact Cargo a large cargo capacity of 122.7 cubic feet. Payload is estimated at 1,480 pounds (S model).
The NV200 Compact Cargo is designed to be highly maneuverable in traffic or when negotiating city parking spaces, with a 36.7-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter. Yet it is every inch a business workhorse with its wide-opening doors and ability to carry standard U.S. pallets enhancing its exceptional utility.
The tall rear doors are a 40/60-split design, with the 60-percent side on the right (curb) side for easy access from a sidewalk. The 40-percent left side door is shorter, reducing its potential intrusion into the street when open, helping lower the risk of accidents due to passing vehicles.
Both rear doors feature dual opening positions of 90º and 180º. The standard sliding side doors are designed for low effort. All doors are solid (no windows) to accommodate advertising or business signage, with available privacy door glass, with passenger side sliding door glass and back door glass with privacy and defroster optionally available.
Added commercial flexibility is provided by the 20 standard integrated, reinforced cargo-mounting points, which allow installation of racks and shelves without drilling into the sidewalls, and six available floor mounted cargo hooks (standard on SV models) in the cargo area. Six exterior roof rack mounting points are also standard.
The NV200 Compact Cargo's exterior design features a Nissan signature front grille, aerodynamic front-end design and functional cabin design. Other exterior features include halogen headlights, durable black front and rear bumpers and outside mirrors with wide-angle spotter mirrors and available heated function. Body-colored bumpers and outside mirrors are also offered.
A Driver-Focused Cockpit
The NV200 Compact Cargo's driver-focused cockpit includes both comfort and functional features. The driver's seat is mounted in a high ''commanding'' position that is easy to get in and out of and provides a good view of the road and surrounding environment. The 6-way adjustable seat with manual lumbar and armrest is designed for durability with outboard vinyl wear patches. The passenger's seat is a 4-way adjustable design. Height-adjustable front seat head restraints and front door map pockets are also standard.
The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo offers ''Mobile Office'' functionality with a center console featuring laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray, CD holder and dual cupholders. Recessed storage areas are provided on the upper instrument panel for folders and documents.
In addition, the passenger seat folds down to serve as a worktop or lunch table, or it extends the cargo space for hauling longer items such as pipe or lumber. Passenger seat slide travel is nearly 9.5 inches. The durable 15x13-inch tray built into the seatback can fit most laptops and includes a penholder for use as desk.
Power windows with auto up/down are standard, as is a 12-volt power outlet on the instrument panel. An additional 12-volt power point in rear of center console is available. There is also a drive computer, battery saver feature, AM/FM/CD with auxiliary input and two front door mounted speakers.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front occupant head protection
Front seat-mounted driver and passenger side impact supplemental air bags
3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Efficiency and Affordability
The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is built on Nissan's proven compact commercial platform and features an efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a responsive and efficient next-generation Xtronic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.
The NV200 Compact Cargo suspension utilizes independent struts and stabilizer bar in front and a leaf spring design in the rear. Front disc/rear drum brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist are standard, along with electric power-assisted steering and 15-inch steel wheels mounted with 185/60R15 high-load all-season tires. Hill Start Assist (HSA) is standard on all grades.