Following the introduction of the Nissan NV200 Panel Van in February this year, which can you read here. Now, an additional variant has now been included to the range by Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM).
“The new Nissan NV200 Semi Panel Van is the second variant we are introducing for the NV200 range which was launched in Malaysia earlier this year. The model has been extremely well accepted and this new variant will extend its usage to other sectors of the industry which require a reliable, cost-efficient transporter for cargo or passengers, or both,” said Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM.
Similar in exterior size to the NV200 Panel Van, the NV 200 Semi Panel Van variant has a second row of seats just behind the front seats. Up to three persons can be accommodated on this second row which is equipped with seatbelts for every occupant, allowing for all in the vehicle to be belted up. Entry is via sliding doors that are fitted with fixed glass windows on both sides of the vehicle.
The cargo area with a volume of 2.33 cubic metres is accessible through a large rear opening with a top-hinged door. Loading and unloading are easy tasks as the floor height is 520mm from the ground. On top of all, the full headlining completes the NV200 Semi Panel Van’s interior.
The NV200 Semi Panel Van also uses the proven 1.6-litre HR16DE engine with Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control (CVTC) which produces 109ps and 152Nm of torque. It is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission for optimum fuel economy. The steering power assistance that uses the electric motor also further contributes to fuel-saving.
It comes with a unique Multi-Function Meter that displays key information such as engine revolutions, fuel consumption, range and driving time on its large 2.8” Dot Matrix Display.
Standard safety features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Zone Body construction, SRS Air Bag (for driver), front pre-tensioners seat belts with load limiters, high mount stop lamp and large side mirrors.
The NV200 sets new benchmarks in its class in terms of driving comfort. With its engine mounted ahead of the cabin like a passenger car’s, noise levels are lower and the occupants will also not experience ‘hot seats’ like those in older vans where the engine was situated under the seat.
The On-The-Road price (including insurance and registration related charges) for the all-new Nissan NV200 Semi Panel Van is RM70,900.00 for Peninsular Malaysia and subject to change without prior notice. It comes with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty whichever comes first.