Nissan NV200: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Matt Fink
by Matt Fink
nissan nv200 2012 chicago auto show

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.

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  • Hriehl1 Hriehl1 on Feb 09, 2012

    In passenger-configuration, is there anything here not already available in a Mazda5? At well under $20K?

  • 87CE 95PV Type 87CE 95PV Type on Feb 09, 2012

    That front bumper is too big and is going to get messed up in my opinion. Wonder if it could be made out of metal?

  • Donald More stuff to break god I love having a nanny in my truck... find a good tuner and you can remove most of the stupid stuff they add like this and auto park when the doors open stupid stuff like that
  • John Williams Sounds like a Burnout Special you can put together on any 5.0 F150. Whoever said this was Cars and Coffee bait is right on the money.
  • ToolGuy Question: F-150 FP700 (  Bronze or  Black) supercharger kit is legal in 50 states, while the  Mustang supercharger kit is banned in California -- why??
  • Scott "It may not be the ideal hauler to take the clan cross-country to Wally World considering range anxiety "Range Anxiety is a chosen term that conceals as much as it discloses. You don't care about range that much if you can recharge quickly and current BV's (battery vehicles) can't, no matter how good the chargers are. From what I've been reading it is likely that within 5 years there will be batteries in cars, most likely Tesla's, that can charge fast enough with no harm to the batteries to satisfy all of us with no need to increase range beyond a real world 300-ish miles.And that's when I buy one.
  • Charles I had one and loved it . Seated 7 people . Easy to park , great van