With a dedicated online event, Nissan launched its brand-new van portfolio, covering the large, medium and small-size segments. All the vehicles were subjected to renaming, while the so-called Townstar (former eNV200) is the only model also available in its full-electric version, which now boasts 44 kW/h battery, 122 hp maximum power and up to 285 km estimated autonomy. The vehicle can be charged with a 75 DC CCS-type charger, capable to reach 80 percent in up to 42 minutes. The new Nissan Townstar will also be available in its petrol version with Euro 6d homologation, 1.3 liters engine and 130 hp maximum power.
Nissan revised van portfolio, the Townstar is now petrol-fueled and full-electric
The fully electric and petrol variant of the Townstar van – also available as combi – will be the first European models to feature the new Nissan logo and will be built on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-C platform in Maubeuge plant, the Alliance centre of excellence. «By introducing the all-star LCV line-up, Nissan will continue to support business owners, today and for years to come. With versatile conversion options the refreshed offering provides a solution to many business challenges. From the large tailor-made Interstar van, to the versatile and convenient mid-size Primastar and compact, innovative all-new Townstar, we’re listening to our customers and remain committed to addressing their evolving needs», said Emmanuelle Serazin, LCV & Corporate Sales Director, Nissan Europe, who added: «We are prioritising our van portfolio and capitalising on the strength and expertise of the Alliance to help achieve sustainable growth. The all-new Townstar brings a new level of Nissan design and unique technology, reaffirming our capabilities in the LCV market».
We followed the digital event on behalf of the specialized press and asked Mrs Serazin about their roadmap to provide full-electric vans also in the medium- and large-sized segments. «In terms of electrification, we focused our attention on the Townstar and we expect indeed the electric version to be the best selling one quite soon, also due to European emissions reduction programs as well as ICE bans in some cities all over Europe. At the moment, however, we have no plans to electrify also other segments, whose vehicles have to be able to cover much longer distances and large areas. We believe diesel has got still a lot to say on larger vans».
Let’s get used also to these names: Interstar and Primastar
Back to the new Townstar, the van is now equipped with unique front shield featuring the new Nissan logo. Advanced driver assistance systems as well as intelligent safety solutions are both available. Cargo space is up to 3.9 cubic meters, with 1,500 kg towing capacity and 44 liters storage space on the van.
Also revised (and renamed) are two more vehicles in the Nissan LCV portfolio. Interstar (pictured above) is the new name for the NV400 van, while the former NV300 has been renamed under the Primastar brand. The latter features a new interlock grille, LED headlamps and ADAS solutions for higher safety and comfort. Both a manual or dual-clutch automatic transmissions are available. Finally, each model within the refreshed all-star line-up will include an industry-leading Pan-European 5-Year warranty for additional peace of mind.