Nissan NV200 (2009–2019)
- March 2009: Nissan NV200 unveiled
- January 2010: NV200 Combi launched
- July 2011: NV200 improved with new engine
- August 2012
- May 2013: Received three stars in Euro NCAP crash tests
- April 2019: Nissan NV200 production ends July 2019
Nissan NV200 unveiled
Designed to be both a commercial and a passenger vehicle. The Nissan NV200 is available in three different versions: a van with the largest load space in its class and two seven-seat variants – the functional Combi version for loads and passengers, and a more plush passenger car version.
The NV200 uses innovative packaging ideas to create the largest and most practical cargo area in its class. Although a little under 4.4m in overall length, the van version of the NV200 has a load bay that’s more than 2m long (2040mm). With front-wheel drive and the adoption of a highly compact rear suspension system, the NV200 can house two standard Euro pallets in the cargo area at a time. At 1.84m high NV200 is no taller than its rivals, while at 520mm from ground level, the floor itself is the lowest in the class to ease loading, helping to boost the cargo volume to 4.1m3. Maximum payload is 771kg.
To create more space in the cockpit, the gearlever extends from the two-tone wrap around centre console. Above the gearlever, the centre section houses the heating and ventilation controls and the double DIN radio slot. Heating and ventilation extends to all three rows of seats.
The NV200 is available with an optional rear view parking camera, a first for a van in this segment, while the cabin is full of storage spaces, pockets and cup/bottle holders. There is also a secret storage space large enough to hide a camera, mobile phones or vital documents within the upper portion of the glovebox.
NV200 Combi launched
Available with five or seven seats, the NV200 Combi is all about versatile, practical transport. With seating for up to seven passengers, the Combi version widens the NV200’s appeal. All NV200 Combis are equipped with the same 1.5-litre Renault turbodiesel engine. The engine returns a claimed 53.3mpg in the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of only 139g/km keeping running costs down.
The five-seat Combi S costs £15,685 and comes equipped with safety features including ABS, EBD and both driver and passenger airbags. A CD player, electric windows and mirrors and a trip computer are also standard. Access to the huge 3.1m3 luggage area is via twin rear glazed doors, while twin sliding side doors open to reveal the 60:40 split bench.
SE grade models start from £16,977.50 and enhance the S spec with extra equipment including alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, air conditioning and a reversing camera. For buyers who want to combine space and value with the highest levels of safety there’s the Combi SE Plus which adds ESP and side airbags to the standard equipment list.
NV200 improved with new engine
All models now get Bluetooth as standard while SE models get another new standard fit item - a rear view camera. An useful extra for any driver backing into tight spots with a full load on board, the system displays a clear picture of what's behind you on a dashboard-mounted screen. There's a new £13,585 n-tec version which adds the popular Nissan Connect satellite navigation and communication system along with cruise control and a speed limiter.
In addition to the existing 85PS 1.5-litre dCi, a more powerful 110PS version of the same engine was added. Compliant with Euro 5 emissions regulations and available on all but the entry-level E-grade NV200, the more powerful engine's CO2output increases by only 2g/km to 139g/km. Opting for the range-topping engine also gives drivers the added flexibility of a six-speed manual gearbox.
Nissan unveiled a new vision for the future of the London ‘black cab' and its 300,000 daily users - the Nissan NV200 London Taxi. The NV200 London Taxi will offer significantly reduced CO2 compared to current taxi models and an all-electric e-NV200 concept is set to undergo trials in the Capital.
Received three stars in Euro NCAP crash tests
With a 68 per cent rating for adult occupant safety and 67 per cent for pedestrian safety. The assessors said: 'When the car was inspected after the frontal impact test, it was found that the floor panel had torn away from the base of the A pillar and numerous spot welds had released between the floor and sill. The main body of the sill was found to be bent inwards. The passenger compartment was judged to be unstable and the car was penalised. Similarly, the driver's footwell was found to have ruptured and was unstable and a further penalty was applied. Protection of the driver was predominantly marginal.'