By Simon McBride 30 December 2008
Japanese maker has announced that the NV200 will have the best in class cargo space when it goes on sale in the UK in 2009. The van was shown as a concept at the Frankfurt Commercial Vehicle Show in September past.
Nissan’s engineers have made it possible to combine large cargo space (NV200 will offer the possibility to load up to 4.1 cubic metres) with the exterior dimensions of a compact segment van.
The NV200 will also offer the possibility to maximise cargo space utility. The smart cargo floor layout allows accommodation of a standard Europallet between the rear wheel arches.
Andy Palmer, Corporate Vice President of Nissan’s LCV Business Unit said, “The NV200 is a key product for the future success of the Nissan LCV business. It will allow us to enter key markets with an innovative proposition based on customers’ unmet needs. The NV200 creates a new segment in the small van sector.”
The NV200 will be launched in Japan in the first half of 2009 and in Europe in the second half of that year. Launches in China and other markets will follow.
To ensure a successful launch of the NV200 and other future products, Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit (LCV BU) has reinforced its sales, service and aftersales operations.
Under its Pro-Shop strategy, Nissan has created centres across its global network that offer LCV customers a full range of sales and aftersales services. In Japan, Nissan has prepared over 230 outlets for the sales and service of light commercial vehicles. In Europe the light commercial vehicle network now includes over 570 outlets. A Pro-Shop includes specialised sales persons and dedicated workshop and aftersales personnel that understand the unique needs of professional vehicle owners and operators.