The FINANCIAL — Nissan Motor Co.Ltd., announced on December 22 that its all-new NV200 compact van will offer best in class cargo efficiency when it goes on sale in 2009.
Nissan's engineers have made it possible to combine large cargo space (NV200 will offer the possibility to load up to 4.1 cubic meters) with the exterior dimensions of a compact segment van.
The NV200 will also offer the possibility to maximise cargo space utility. The smart cargo floor layout allows accommodation of a standard Europallet between the rear wheel arches.
"The NV200 is a key product for the future success of the Nissan LCV business," said Andy Palmer, Corporate Vice President of Nissan's LCV Business Unit. "It will allow us to enter key markets with an innovative proposition based on customers' unmet needs. The NV200 creates a new segment in the small van sector," added Palmer.
The NV200 will be launched in Japan in the first half of 2009 and in Europe in the second half of that year. Launches in China and other markets will follow.
To ensure a successful launch of the NV200 and other future products, Nissan's Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit (LCV BU) has reinforced its sales, service and aftersales operations.
Under its Pro-Shop strategy, Nissan has created centres across its global network that offer LCV customers a full range of sales and aftersales services. In Japan, Nissan has prepared over 230 outlets for the sales and service of light commercial vehicles. In Europe the light commercial vehicle network includes now over 570 outlets. A Pro-Shop includes specialised sales persons and dedicated workshop and aftersales personnel that understand the unique needs of professional vehicle owners and operators.