Nissan has unveiled images and some details about its new NV200 series. It comes in 3 body styles and has two engines, one petrol and the other a diesel.

The new Nissan NV200 is Nissan's answer to cargo loading in style. It comes in three styles; a commercial van model and two seven-seat passenger versions - a combi for passengers and load carrying and a passenger only version. Nissan is presenting the NV200 to the world as a global product which has been tested under many different conditions to suit very different markets.

The NV200 is just under 4.4 metres long but it has a load bay of 2,040m. Maximum height is 1.84m and the ground clearance is 520mm. Loading volume in the van is 4.1 cubic metres and maximum payload is 771kg.

"With this vehicle," said Andy Palmer, Senior Vice President, Global Product Planning "Nissan aims to meet the needs of customers looking for a functional, adaptable light van. We will launch the NV200 in Japan before summer, in Europe in autumn 2009 and then in China and other markets."

Engines are a 1.6-litre petrol with 79kW (108PS) and 153Nm of torque. The second option is a 1.5-litre dCi good for 63kW (86PS) and 200Nm. Both use a 5-speed manual transmission.

Optional equipment includes a rear view parking camera which could prove very useful for this kind of vehicle. There are also things like ESP, ABS with EBD, driver and passenger airbags and side airbags on the options list.

The Nissan NV200 will be seen at the Nissan stand in Geneva.


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