Nissan Townstar (2022–)
Nissan reveals the all-new Townstar van T
he all-new van is available with a fully electric version in addition to a petrol-powered option
Building on the success of the Nissan e-NV200, a pioneer and leader in the electric LCV market, the fully electric version of the all-new Townstar is optimised to meet customer needs. With an enhanced 44kWh battery, advanced technology and low running costs the electric Townstar offers an efficient, sustainable mobility solution.
A refined 1.3-litre petrol engine option will be available, fully compliant with the latest Euro 6d-Full emissions regulations, which produces 130HP and 240Nm of torque, offering power and efficiency in equal measure.
Alternatively, and backed up by Nissan’s expertise in electric LCVs, the fully electric all- new Townstar will be equipped with a 44kWh battery and advanced technology. It will combine intelligent energy management and effective battery thermal cooling in one package. The new van will offer 245Nm of torque and 177 miles of range (pending homologation) – a 43% improvement over the outgoing e-NV200.
Designed to integrate seamlessly into daily schedules, the all-new Townstar introduces 20+ technology features to Nissan’s compact LCV offering. With a broad range of safety technologies and advanced driver assistance features such as Side Wind Assist and Trailer Sway Assist, the all-new Townstar provides a reassuring and confident experience behind the wheel. Intelligent Emergency Braking featuring Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection and Junction Assist, as well as Hands-Free Parking and Intelligent Cruise Control puts Townstar at the forefront of the category.
Nissan is integrating the Around View Monitor (AVM) for the first time in the compact van segment, democratising this cutting-edge technology. Using a suite of cameras, the system displays a 360-degree overview of the area around the vehicle, providing drivers with full peace of mind when parking in the city.
Customers of the fully electric all-new Townstar will also enjoy the innovative ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system. Supporting motorists with highway driving, the feature allows the vehicle to automatically slow to a full stop and accelerate by following the vehicle ahead, as well as keeping it centred in the lane – even around a gentle curve.
Convenient connectivity features such as E-Call, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and wireless phone charging will be available across the range from launch, with further enhanced Connected Services available from the launch of the fully electric version. These connected services will be presented via an 8-inch touchscreen, which is linked to a 10-inch digital combimeter in front of the driver in the fully electric all-new Townstar.
The fully electric all-new Townstar will reflect aesthetic cues of the forthcoming all-electric crossover – the Nissan Ariya - including signature standard LED headlamps and an aerodynamic front shield featuring an intricate Kumiko pattern and a fresh V-motion design with daytime running lamps.
Likewise, the petrol version of the all-new Townstar stands out with a sharp and dynamic look, thanks to its interlock grille. It will also feature “air-curtains”, which have been designed to optimise airflow around the front bumper and front wheels, reducing drag and optimizing autonomy and fuel consumption.
Featuring up to 4.3m 3 of cargo space, the new compact van can transport two Euro pallets and up to 800kg of cargo with ease, while the powerful powertrains allow the vehicle to offer a 1,500kg towing capacity, adapting to each businesses’ specific requirements.
The cargo area integrates large sliding doors on the side which facilitate unloading the van and the possibility to have 60/40 French doors with 180 degree opening at the rear. It also includes smart storage solutions and a dedicated space for on-board office tools.