Having won a somewhat controversial victory in New York’s “Taxi Of Tomorrow” competition, the Nissan NV200 has now arrived for civilian use.
Highlights of the NV 200 include the ability to fit a standard pallet (40×48) in the back, integrated mounting points (no more drilling!), more cargo room than a Ford Transit Connect, and hanging file folder storage. The sole powerplant available at launch will be a 2 liter, 4-cylinder engine. An electic version using “Leaf technology” will be coming out as a concept soon. No pricing announced, but it will be for sale later in 2012.
Taken together with the Titan-based NV, Nissan now joins Ford in offering two tiers of commercial vans in the United States.