Now in its third year of production, the popular Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo van continues to set the standard for compact cargo van design, combining a small exterior footprint and excellent fuel efficiency with a large cargo capacity and outstanding versatility.
The 2015 NV200 also offers America's best commercial van warranty*, increasing basic limited warranty coverage from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain limited warranty has also been extended from 5 years/60,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
With its efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, refined Xtronic transmission and cargo bay that allows for loading standard U.S. 40 x 48-inch pallets, the NV200 offers fleet and small business owners alike an alternative to their larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles – along with a low projected total cost of ownership.
Enhancements to the NV200 for the 2015 model year include:
- Addition of a Rear Sonar option
- Addition of Sliding Door Glass Package option
- New, next-generation Xtronic transmission
- Revised HD alternator
- 1 mpg increase for highway and combined fuel economy – now 24/26/25 mpg city/highway/combined
- Updated NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps and 5.8-inch touch screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant
- Improved wide-angle convex spotter mirror view
- Two new exterior colors: Cayenne Red and Graphite Blue
The 2015 NV200 is available through a select network of certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide.
"Right-Sized" to Maximize Cargo Efficiency
While anchoring the lower end of the Nissan Commercial Vehicle lineup – when it comes to dimensions – the 2015 Nissan NV200 more than holds its own in terms of workhorse-like utility against the larger, full-size NV 1500/2500/3500 Cargo and extra-large NV 2500/3500 Cargo High Roof Vans.
More than 4.5 feet shorter in length and 2.5 feet lower in height compared to the Nissan NV 2500/3500 High Roof, the NV200 Compact Cargo is designed to be the "right size" for small business owners and fleet operators wanting smaller, more efficient work vans.
Built on Nissan's proven compact commercial platform, the NV200 Compact Cargo offers high cargo volume capacity in a small exterior package. Unique for North America, the NV200 Compact Cargo body is extended 7.9 inches versus the models sold in other global markets. This longer body length offers additional cargo carrying capability for North American customers.
The combination of a 115.2-inch wheelbase with a 186.3-inch overall length, along with a compact drivetrain and rear suspension, provides an 82.8-inch cargo length, 54.8-inch cargo width (48.0 inches between the rear wheel wells) and 53.0-inch cargo area height. With its low cargo floor liftover height (21.1 inches) and tall roofline, the NV200 Compact Cargo a large cargo capacity of 122.7 cubic feet. Payload is estimated at 1,480 pounds (S model).
The NV200 Compact Cargo is designed to be highly maneuverable in traffic or when negotiating city parking spaces, with a 36.7-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter. Yet it is every inch a business workhorse with its wide-opening doors and ability to carry standard U.S. pallets enhancing its exceptional utility.
The tall rear doors are a 40/60-split design, with the 60-percent side on the right (curb) side for easy access from a sidewalk. The 40-percent left side door is shorter, reducing its potential intrusion into the street when open, helping lower the risk of accidents due to passing vehicles. Both rear doors feature dual opening positions of 90º and 180º. The standard sliding side doors are designed for low effort. All doors are solid (no windows) to accommodate advertising or business signage, with available privacy door glass, with passenger side sliding door glass and back door glass with privacy and defroster optionally available.
Added commercial flexibility is provided by the 20 standard integrated, reinforced cargo-mounting points, which allow installation of racks and shelves without drilling into the sidewalls, and six available floor mounted cargo hooks (standard on SV models) in the cargo area. Six exterior roof rack mounting points are also standard.
The NV200 Compact Cargo's exterior design features a Nissan signature front grille, aerodynamic front-end design and functional cabin design. Other exterior features include halogen headlights, durable black front and rear bumpers and outside mirrors with wide-angle spotter mirrors and available heated function. Body-colored bumpers and outside mirrors are also offered.
A selection of five exterior colors is offered for 2015: Fresh Powder, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, and new Cayenne Red and Graphite Blue.
A Driver-Focused Cockpit
The NV200's driver-focused cockpit includes both comfort and functional features. The driver's seat is mounted in a high "commanding" position that is easy to get in and out of and provides a good view of the road and surrounding environment. The 6-way adjustable seat with manual lumbar and armrest is designed for durability with outboard vinyl wear patches.
The passenger's seat is a 4-way adjustable design. Height-adjustable front seat head restraints and front door map pockets are also standard.
The Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo offers "Mobile Office" functionality with a center console featuring laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray, CD holder and dual cupholders. Recessed storage areas are provided on the upper instrument panel for folders and documents.
In addition, the passenger seat folds down to serve as a worktop or lunch table, or it extends the cargo space for hauling longer items such as pipe or lumber. Passenger seat slide travel is nearly 9.5 inches. The durable 15x13-inch tray built into the seatback can fit most laptops and includes a penholder for use as desk.
Power windows with auto up/down are standard, as is a 12-volt power outlet on the instrument panel. An additional 12-volt power point in rear of center console is available. There is also a passenger-side under-seat storage tray, drive computer, battery saver feature, AM/FM/CD with auxiliary input and two front door mounted speakers.
Available technology includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and RearView Monitor.
The available NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps system includes a 5.8-inch touch screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.
Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front occupant head protection, front seat-mounted driver and passenger side impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Efficiency and Affordability
The 2015 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is built on Nissan's proven compact commercial platform and features an efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a responsive and efficient next-generation Xtronic transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.
The NV200 Compact Cargo suspension utilizes independent struts and stabilizer bar in front and a leaf spring design in the rear. Front disc/rear drum brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist are standard, along with electric power-assisted steering and 15-inch steel wheels mounted with 185/60R15 high-load all-season tires.
Two Well-Equipped Models
The 2015 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is available in two well-equipped models, NV200 S and NV200 SV in a choice of five exterior colors, matched with a gray cloth interior.
In addition to the long list of standard features on the NV200 S, the SV model adds power heated outside mirrors (including convex spotter mirror), power door locks with auto-locking feature, remote keyless entry with two key fobs, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, additional 12V power point in the rear of the center console and six floor-mounted tie-down D-rings in the cargo area.
Several option packages are available, including Back Door Glass Package; Sliding Door Glass Package; Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone Package; Technology Package (SV Grade only); Exterior Appearance Package (SV Grade only); Cruise Control Package (S Grade only) and Rear Sonar System.
The Exterior Appearance Package offers body-color bumpers, outside mirrors and rear license plate finisher, full wheel covers and chrome grille. The Technology Package includes the NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, RearView Monitor and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
The 2015 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is assembled in Cuernavaca, Mexico. For more information on the complete line of Nissan Commercial Vehicles, please go to www.nissancommercialvehicles.com.
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*Claim based on years/mileage covered under the 2014 New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage. NV200 Taxi is covered under a separate limited warranty with a different level of coverage. Comparison based on Wards Light Vehicle Segmentation: 2014 Nissan Cargo, Passenger v. 2014 Large Van Class; 2014 Nissan NV200 v. 2014 Small Van Class. Comparison based on publicly available information on manufacturers' website. Nissan's New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage excludes tires, powertrain coverage, corrosion coverage and federal and California emission performance and defect coverage (applicable coverage is provided under other separate warranties). Other general exclusions and terms and conditions also apply. For complete information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan dealer and read the actual New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.