Nissan has revealed the next generation compact light commercial vehicle (LCV), the all-new Townstar. With a fully electric version in addition to a fuel-powered option, Nissan says that this new LCV range is primed to future-proof business operations and accelerate the transition towards electrification.
Demonstrating Nissan’s most technologically comprehensive LCV offering to date, the all-new Townstar promises a suite of over twenty technologies to the compact van offering. It is being put forward as a bold contender within the segment.
Building on the success of their e-NV200, a pioneer and leader in the electric LCV market, Nissan says that the fully electric version of the all-new Townstar is optimised to meet customer needs. With an enhanced 44kWh battery, advanced technology and claimed low running costs, Nissan boasts that the electric Townstar offers an efficient, sustainable mobility solution.
“Offering two efficient powertrain solutions, ergonomic design and unique technologies, the all-new Townstar is comprehensively equipped to meet customers’ ever-changing needs,” said Emmanuelle Serazin, LCV & corporate sales director, Nissan Europe.
“With tougher emissions standards, urban access restrictions, and ever-increasing demand for last-mile delivery, businesses large and small need to find effective and sustainable solutions to remain competitive and optimise their operations.”
Dependable options and efficient powertrains
Developed for optimum efficiency and versatility in urban environments, the all-new Townstar features two powertrain solutions to satisfy customers’ needs.
A refined 1.3-litre petrol engine option will be available, fully compliant with the latest Euro 6d-Full emissions regulations, which produces 130HP and 240Nm of torque, offering power and efficiency in equal measure.
Alternatively, and backed up by Nissan’s expertise in electric LCVs, the fully electric all-new Townstar will be equipped with a 44kWh battery and advanced technology. It will combine intelligent energy management and effective battery thermal cooling in one optimised package.
The new van will offer 245Nm of torque and 177 miles/ 285 Kilometres of range (pending homologation) – a 43 per cent improvement over the outgoing e-NV200.
Designed to integrate seamlessly into daily schedules, the all-new Townstar introduces 20+ cutting-edge safety and infotainment technologies. When Irish specifications are announced, we will look more closely at these.
Built on the Alliance CMF-C platform, the all-new Townstar has been built from the ground up with quality and functionality in mind. It will bear the new Nissan brand logo.
Nissan says that the all-new Townstar van version has been developed to perfectly meet the needs of customers like SMEs who are looking for versatility, convenience, space and cargo on top of a hands-free parking system for complex city parking.
From refined seat and door trims to a modern centre console and instrument panel finish, the all-new Townstar’s cabin welcomes customers with passenger-car-like comfort.
With versatile configurations available, the all-new Townstar van has been comprehensively engineered to be a reliable, comfortable and efficient business mobility partner.
Featuring up to 4.3m3 of cargo space, the new compact van can transport two Euro pallets and up to 800kg of cargo with ease, while the powerful powertrains allow the vehicle to offer a 1,500kg towing capacity, adapting to each businesses’ specific requirements.
The cargo area integrates large sliding doors on the side which facilitate unloading the van and the possibility to have 60/40 French doors with 180 degree opening at the rear. It also includes smart storage solutions and a dedicated space for on-board office tools.
Nissan reaffirms its commitment to providing quality and reassurance, with owners across the Nissan LCV range benefitting from the industry-leading, pan-European 5-Year or 100,000-mile warranty, in addition to the eight-year or 100,000-mile battery warranty for the EV version.