Nissan seems determined to blur the boundaries between people- and goods-carriers. After launching Livina, Succe and Yumsun (the latter two under Dongfeng marque), it brings another CDV, or car-derived-van, NV200 to the Chinese market.
Based on the B platform like many other Nissan cars including Sylphy, Tiida/Versa, March/Micra, and Cube, NV200 was released in Japan and Europe last year. In China, it is built in the Zhengzhou factory co-owned by Nissan and its Chinese partner Dongfeng Motor.
NV200 has the same 2600 mm wheelbase and 1.6L engine as current Tiida. Its external dimensions approximate those of Dongfeng Succe, while clearly larger than those of Livina. Among the five available trims–all with manual transmissions, the bottom three have five seats and barely any conveniences, making them better fit to be goods-carrying city vans. The top two trims have seven seats and seem intended to be passenger carriers.
Ranging from 78,800 to 122,800 yuan, the prices are low only in a deceptive way. Trims under 90,000 yuan do not even get air conditioners or CD players.
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