The Nissan Townstar has been revealed as the Japanese manufacturer’s official replacement for the NV200. The new van makes use of the same CMF-C platform as the Mercedes-Benz Citan and Renault Kangoo.
The Nissan Townstar will be sold with a choice of two powertrains at launch. For eco-friendly conscious markets, a fully electric offering will be available with a 44 kWh battery that boasts a range of 285 km. The alliance’s turbocharged 1,3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 96 kW and 240 N.m of torque will be sold to those still wanting to use fuel.
The fully electric Nissan Townstar reflects aesthetic cues taken from the Nissan Ariya, including slim signature LED headlamps and an aerodynamic front shield integrating an intricate Kumiko pattern and a fresh V-motion design.
Likewise, the petrol-powered version boasts a distinctive look with sharp and dynamic cues thanks to its interlock-patterned grille. Air curtains integrated into the front fascia optimise airflow around the front bumper and front wheels, reducing drag and fuel consumption.
The cabin of the Nissan Townstar has been fitted with refined seating and door trims together with a modern centre console and instrument cluster panel finish to create a welcoming feel. The interior features up to 3 900 litres of cabin space with a swiveling partition that increases available cargo space for long items.
Depending on the powertrains, the cargo bay of the Nissan Townstar can accommodate two Euro pallets and 800 kg worth of cargo with a towing capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The cargo area integrates large sliding doors that enable unloading and 60:40 French rear doors with 180 degree opening or tailgate rear door (uniquely offered on the passenger version). It also includes smart storage solutions and a dedicated space for on-board office tools.
Launch timing of the Nissan Townstar is to be disclosed at a later date.