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2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van Joins Innovative Nissan Commercial Vehicle Lineup

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As Nissan’s Commercial Vehicles Division enters its third year of business in the United States market in calendar year 2013, it does so with strong sales momentum from its first two product offerings – the segment innovation-leading Nissan NV 1500/2500/3500 Cargo full-size cargo van and Nissan NV 3500 Passenger 4-row/12-person passenger van.

Joining the full-size NV duo at the 300-plus certified Nissan Commercial Vehicles dealerships across the country is another innovative all-new model, the 2013 Nissan NV200 compact cargo van. Featuring a small exterior footprint and a large cargo bay, the Nissan NV200 offers fleet and small business owners a low projected total cost of ownership and maximum efficiency and utility.

Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Fleet said: “Built into the NV200 from the earliest planning, is low total cost of ownership. The 2013 Nissan NV200 offers a competitive price, excellent fuel efficiency and reduced upfitting costs due to the standard integrated mounting points, all of which will provide business owners with a low total cost of ownership.”

The NV200, while new to North America, is already in use in more than 40 countries worldwide and has been chosen as the platform for the upcoming New York City “Taxi of Tomorrow.”

Designed as a “right-sized” entry point for current cargo van and small pickup buyers looking for an alternative to their larger, less fuel-efficient vehicles, the NV200 offers 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front seats and a 53-inch cargo height, which is comparable to many standard roof full-size vans. It also offers tall cargo door openings – including the standard 60/40-split rear French doors – and a low load floor height of 19.5 inches. Payload capacity is rated at 1,500 pounds (S model). It is also ideal for business owners coming from passenger vehicles, thanks to the NV200’s cargo size optimization and functionality.

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The NV200’s smart functionality features include car-like handling, a small turning radius for easy parking and maneuvering in city traffic and a comfortable, commanding driving position. The passenger seat includes a fold-down feature, providing a convenient worktable. Integrated mounting points are included to allow for third party upfitting of racks and bins.

Available technology includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, available NissanConnectSM with Navigation with 5.8-inch touch screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, with NavTraffic and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), POIs powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-Car, Pandora® radio capability (iPhone® only), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, USB interface and RearView Monitor.

“Business today runs on technology and the NV200 offers a range of available features including RearView Monitor and our advanced NissanConnectSM with Navigation system with Hands-free Text Messaging to help keep drivers connected to the office or home,” added Castelli.

Powering the front-wheel drive Nissan NV200 is a 131-horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine matched with an efficient Xtronic CVT® transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg City and 24 mpg Combined – the best in the segment* – and 25 mpg Highway.

The NV200 is offered in two grades, S and SV, along with a number of option packages that allow buyers to create the exact package for their specific business needs.

Castelli said: “For many years businesses have bought large vans simply because that’s what was available. The 2013 Nissan NV200 offers a great new alternative – a commercial quality vehicle that optimizes cargo space while offering the best possible fuel economy and an affordable price. We’re now able to offer vehicles for nearly every business need, the compact NV200, the full-size NV 1500/2500/3500 Cargo Standard Roof, the 4-row/12-person NV 3500 Passenger and the extra-large NV 2500/3500 Cargo High Roof.”

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