Nissan is introducing a new light commercial vehicle to the market: the Nissan Townstar. The Japanese claim that this will be the brand’s most sophisticated model to date. The available electric model is based on the e-NV200 electric minivan/transporter and best suits the customer’s demands. Moreover, the van is an efficient and sustainable mobility solution thanks to an improved battery and low operating costs.
The light electric van is the first European vehicle to feature Nissan’s new brand emblem. The Nissan Townstar also catches up on further hints of the forthcoming Ariya electric coupé crossover: It has an aerodynamic front apron, the classic “Kumiko” pattern, and a new “V-Motion” front design with integrated daytime running lights, in addition to the regular LED headlights. In addition, customers have a choice of two lengths and five to seven seats.
The Nissan Townstar electric van replaces the Nissan e-NV200. The Townstar van is also available with a petrol engine. It has a power output of 90 kW (123 PS), produces 245 Nm of torque, and should have a range of up to 285 kilometers when combined with a 44 kWh battery pack; the official WLTP evaluation is still awaiting. Nissan also promises sophisticated energy management and effective battery cooling in the e-transporter. Furthermore, with the Nissan Townstar, the company adopts the CCS fast-charging standard, widespread in Europe.
DC columns with a charging capability of 75 kW can charge 80 percent of the battery capacity in 42 minutes. In addition, the Nissan Townstar electric van includes an onboard charger with either 11 or 22 kW for charging with alternating current.
Nissan stresses an “arsenal of support devices,” such as a crosswind helper and trailer stability. There is also an intelligent emergency braking system with pedestrian and bicycle detection, an integrated junction assistant, a lane maintaining and blind spot assistant, traffic sign recognition, intelligent cruise control, and a parking assistant. Cameras give a 360-degree all-round vision with the “Around View Monitor” to ease parking and maneuvering. Those who choose the Townstar’s completely electric variant also get the ProPilot driving assistance system. The technology allows autonomous driving on highways: the van tracks cars ahead of it, accelerates and brakes independently to a stop, and stays in the center of the lane.
The Nissan Townstar is completely networked, with a smartphone connection via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in addition to the E-Call emergency call system. The E version additionally has enhanced “Connected Services.” The central eight-inch touchscreen controls the connectivity and infotainment features connected to a ten-inch digital instrument display behind the steering wheel.
The Nissan Townstar Kombi has 775 liters of storage capacity. Loading is made more accessible by a lower loading sill than on SUV and crossover versions. Nissan anticipates that more than one out of every two customers will choose the station wagon model. In addition, the Townstar has a full-fledged vehicle interior: “Comfortable seats, high-quality door panels, and a contemporary instrument panel and center console are typically only anticipated in big, high-quality sedans,” claims the maker.
The Nissan Townstar electric van is a dependable and pleasant commercial companion due to its comprehensive equipment options. The panel van can transport two Euro pallets and goods weighing up to 800 kilograms in its loading space of up to 3.9 cubic meters. In addition, up to 1500 kilos of trailer load might be connected using the strong driving train. Large sliding doors on the side make it easy to load and unload the vehicle. There is either an upward-opening tailgate or asymmetrically split-wing doors that open 180 degrees at the back, depending on the model variation. Intelligent storage options and a separate container for office utensils are designed to generate an order on board.
The Nissan Townstar, like all new Nissan commercial vehicles, comes with a five-year Europe-wide warranty of up to 160,000 kilometers. In addition, it comes with a paint warranty, original parts and accessories, and breakdown support. Furthermore, the battery in the electric variant is guaranteed for up to 160,000 kilometers over eight years. The new Townstar’s launch date and pricing will be revealed at a later date. @via Nissan