Nissan NV200 review

The Nissan NV200 is the smallest van in the Nissan LCV range, but it still offers up to an impressive 4.2 cubic metres of load volume and a 739kg payload. The Nissan NV200 is the only Asian-style van (which are renowned for their great practicality, tight turning circles and great visibility) to be sold by a mainstream manufacturer in the UK.

Cab and Interior

While the Nissan NV200 may not have the most inspiring interior design, there is no disputing its practicality. The seating position is higher than any other vehicle in its class, which provides great all-round visibility while there are plenty of useful storage compartments dotted around the cab.

A mid-life refresh in 2014 means the Nissan NV200 has a new lease of life, with a whole host of cutting-edge technology. Entry-level Visia models cover all the basics and more, like steering-mounted audio controls, a trip computer, a full steel bulkhead and radio/CD player with USB, Bluetooth and auxiliary connectivity.

Moving up to Acenta, customers also receive front fog lights and a colour reversing camera, while top of the range Tekna models get manual air conditioning, cruise control with speed limiter, NissanConnect Touchscreen with satellite navigation, 14-inch alloy wheels and a passenger airbag.

Cargo Area

There is just one load length and one roof height on the NV200. The load area measures 2,040mm long by 1,500mm wide (1,220mm between the wheelarches) and 1,358mm high, providing a total load volume of 4.2 cubic metres. The NV200 is therefore one of the few vans in its class than can carry two Euro pallets on the standard wheelbase.

In terms of weights, the Nissan NV200 has a gross vehicle weight of 2,000kg. Given its light kerbweight of 1,272kg, there is a decent payload of around 728kg and a towing capacity of 1,100kg. 

Nissan NV200 Engine and Driveline

The tried and tested 1.5-litre Renault-Nissan alliance engine provides the power, and it comes with an option of two power ratings of 89hp/200Nm and 109hp/240Nm. The lower output is mated to five-speed manual transmission, while the higher output is coupled with a six-speed, which is well-suited to motorway driving. On the combined cycle, both engines will achieve an impressive 57.7mpg according to official NEDC figures.


Cost of Ownership

A surprising, yet little known, advantage of the Nissan NV200 is its residual values. Depreciation is the biggest contributor to total cost of ownership, and the NV200 will lose, on average, less money than any other van in its class, according to industry experts CAP.

The fuel-efficient engine is complemented by long service intervals of 18,000 miles or 12 months, and is backed by Nissan’s fantastic manufacturer warranty of five years or 100,000 miles.


Summary

The Nissan NV200 is an attractive alternative to the traditional European-style small vans that dominate the market and it offers many unique advantages, like a high seating position, a high roof height and a tight turning circle, which makes it a great proposition for operators based in towns and cities.

Chorley Nissan has a wide range of Nissan NV200s in stock with fantastic offers. Get in touch with our team today to arrange a test drive.