Two more for Nissan LCV range

2013-06-19 13:51

Nissan has launched two new Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) to the South African market in the form of the NV Panel Vans.

The NV200panel van has a compact body and has a low cost of ownership while the NV350 has efficient running costs for a small business. Nissan says  NV200 Combi and NV350 Taxi variants will follow later in 2013.


The NV vans join the existing line-up of the NP200 half-ton bakkie, NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, the Navara and the Patrol pick-up.

Nissan SA’s Freddie Louw, marketing manager for the LCV business unit sdays: “We're confident that the vans will prove successful, where our existing LCV models such as the NP200 and NP300 Hardbody bakkies are the darlings of the light commercial sector.”

The NV200 comes in two engine choices: the 1.6i Visia houses a normally-aspirated 1.6 petrol engine good for 81kW/153Nm and driving through a five-speed manual transmission and the front wheels with a claimed average fuel consumption of 7.2 litres/100km with 166g/km of CO2 emissions. The turbocharged diesel 1.5 dCi Visia makes 66kW/200Nm and Nissan claims its fuel consumption averages 4.9 litres/100km and 129g/km CO2.

It comes in a range of colours, among them white, silver, grey, black and red.


Goodies include 13 storage compartments, 14" steel wheels, remote locking with an immobiliser, aircon, sliding door on each side, tilt-adjustable steering, two speakers and a roof antenna.

Standard safety equipment includes two air bags, anti-lock brakes with dynamic vehicle control as well as a driver’s seat-belt warning.

The NV350 is available as a 2.5-litre narrow-body with a low roof and wide body with high roof petrol models pushing out 108kW/213Nm with a five-speed manual gearbox. The combined fuel consumption is 11.8 litres/100km and 282g/km CO2 emissions. The turbo diesel makes 95kW/356Nm. Fuel consumption figures are at 8.3 litres/100km and 220g/km of CO2.

Niceties include a two-tone facia, 10.6-litre glove box and two pull-out cup holders, remote locking with a panic alarm, immobiliser, power windows, air con, a flat load bay, four rope hooks, several utility nuts on the side panels and 15"steel wheels. The Narrow Body and low-roof model have sliding doors, the Wide Bodys one sliding door and an extra pull handle on the tail gate.

Safety equipment includes ABS, a driver’s air bag, pre-tensioned seat belts and a driver’s seat belt warning.

All models come with a three-year or 100 000km warranty, a five-year or 90 000km service plan and a three-year anti-rust through warranty. Service intervals for petrol and diesel variants 15 000km.


NV200 1.6i Visia Panel Van - R187 000
NV200 1.5 dCi Visia Panel Van - R216 200
NV350 2.5 Petrol Narrow Body Panel Van - R279 500
NV350 2.5 Petrol Wide Body Panel Van - 316 250
NV350 2.5 Diesel Wide Body Panel Van - R334 500