Japanese carmaker Nissan is changing its presence in the field of commercial vehicles. The NV250 and e-NV200 will replace a single model.
Nissan on the Czech market is mainly associated with SUVs and crossovers, but elsewhere in Europe it is also active in the field of utility models. And just this year, it is significantly changing its offer. The new Nissan Townstar is coming.
Townstar enters the market as a brother Renault Kangoo and derived Mercedes Citan, alongside which it will be produced at the French Maubeuge plant belonging to Renault. It will replace two models, both NV250which was derived from the existing Kangoo, so e-NV200, van with electric drive of own design.
Thanks to the use of the Renault Kangoo base, the novelty will be able to offer a purely electric derivative. It will use an electric motor with an output of 90 kW and a torque of 245 Nm, which will draw its energy from lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 44 kWh. These are enough to cover up to 285 kilometers on a single charge.
The conventional version will then be the only one on offer. It will be powered by a supercharged 1.3-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, developed by Renault in collaboration with Mercedes. In the case of Townstar, it will be tuned to 96 kW and 240 Nm
Somewhat paradoxically, turbodiesel will not be offered at all for Townstar. Nissan is moving away from diesel propulsion, which seems to also apply to compact delivery. In this segment, turbodiesels continue to be a popular choice for European customers.
The new Nissan Townstar from the Renault Kangoo is based not only on its technology, but also on its appearance. The basis of the design is the same for both cars, but Townstar received a distinctively shaped bow with a mask decorated with the manufacturer’s new logo. In Europe, this is the first model of the brand with this detail. The new Nissan will be offered as a utility van, with a cargo volume of up to 3.9 m3, just like a personal combi
The cab is also followed by a cab solution, while the interior is unique for Mercedes. The central element is the eight-inch touch screen of the multimedia system, which in the case of the electric Townstar is complemented by a 10 “digital instrument panel.
Rich equipment is also available, such as crosswind assistant, trailer assist, automated parking assist or intelligent cruise control. There is also a camera system that monitors the vehicle’s surroundings, and for the electric version there is also an assistant for driving in traffic jams.