Nissan has announced the prices of its ground breaking new NV200 – £12, 090*.
Recently awarded the title of Van of The Year 2010 by the Institute of Transport Management (ITM), the NV200 is available to van buyers with a vehicle to trade-in which is more than 8 years old for only £10,090, thanks to the Government’s Scrappage Scheme**.
However, don’t think for a second that tempting prices mean second-rate technology. All NV200 variants are powered by the same superbly economical 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine. Returning combined fuel economy of 54mpg with best-in-class CO2 emissions of 137g/km, this Nissan’s running costs are just as thrifty as its list prices. That’s why the NV200 wears Nissan’s Pure Drive badge, which identifies it as being among the most efficient vehicles in the range.
In the UK, NV200 buyers will initially have the choice of two models. Even with its list price of £12,090*, the entry-level E panel van comes equipped with everything from a CD audio system with MP3 aux jack to keyless entry. One step up the range to the £12,590* SE grade brings the benefit of electric front windows and a full steel bulkhead.
A Combi version complete with the option of seven seats will join the range later with prices announced closer to its launch in February.
Buyers who want to add even more to the NV200’s standard kit list can choose from some top value optional extras. The SE grade can be upgraded with air conditioning for £575, glazed rear doors for £150 and a safety pack which includes air con for £1,000.
Nissan’s LCV sales and marketing director, Francis Bleasdale comments: “The NV200 is a brilliant addition to the Nissan range and with prices starting so low we have high hopes for it in the UK. Factor in the exceptional CO2 emissions and LCV customers will be hard pushed to make their money go further.”
*Price includes Road Fund Licence and £55 first registration fee. Price excludes VAT.
**Scrappage scheme terms and conditions apply. Savings are based on manufacturer’s recommended retail prices.