Sunday, 19 February 2012

Nissan launches all-new Vanette NV200 and Navara single-cab 4x2

  • NV200 designed as passenger vehicle and load carrier
  • Power from a 1.6-litre engine with 5-speed transmission
  • leaf-spring rear allows excellent load carrying ability
  • Navara 4x2 designed to be non-nonsense workhorse

The Nissan Vanette C22 has been the workhorse of Malaysian small businesses for the better part of 20 years and it is very much due for a replacement, and it has come in the form of an all-new NV200.

This vehicle first appeared as a concept two years ago and promises to be a good compromise between comfort and load carrying ability.

The NV200 is a clean sheet design and Nissan wanted it to be capable of being a decent passenger van as well as a load carrier and this has resulted in a cabin that is spacious and boxy and these characteristics means it can carry a lot of stuff and they are easy to load.

With the legendary reputation of the C22 Vanette firmly entrenched in the minds of buyers, the all-new NV200 should find a willing and receptive market.

Edaran Tan Chong is introducing the panel van first but expect the window van to start making impact in the near future.

The Nissan Navara single cab 4x2 is being offered with wooden, steel or luton bodywork, depending on what is needed by the business.

More pictures of the NV200 and the Press Release after the jump



KUALA LUMPUR (18th February 2012) – Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is introducing two new additions to its light commercial vehicle line-up in the shape of the all-new Nissan NV200 Vanette and Navara Single Cab 4x2.

ETCM Executive Director, Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng said, “We have always set the benchmark in Malaysia as the preferred brand in the light commercial vehicle segment with models like the legendary C22 Vanette. ETCM is aware of the ever-demanding commercial needs of our customers, thus both of the models launched today are designed to create maximum value for businesses. ”


Making a much-awaited return, the Vanette’s proud commercial heritage is manifested in the all-new NV200 Panel Van.

Designed to revolutionize the traditional concept of light commercial vehicles, the NV200’s distinctive styling, high level of safety features, advanced functionality and superior fuel efficiency are class-leading, further complemented by a huge cargo space (measuring 4.2m³) which is able to cater to various applications.

Powering the NV200 Vanette is the responsive 1.6-liter HR16DE engine with Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control (CVTC) producing 109ps and 152Nm of torque, it is mated to a smooth-shifting 5-speed manual transmission and the result of this pairing is a best-in-class fuel economy of 14.0 km/liter.

The NV200 sets new benchmarks in terms of driving comfort; the front-mounted engine ensures minimal noise intrusion, thus also avoiding the conventional “hot front seats” and lowering driver fatigue. Besides the superior view out and electric power steering, it is aided with a unique Multi-Function Meter that displays key information such as engine revs, fuel consumption, range and driving time on its large 2.8” Dot Matrix Display. The Multi-Function Meter is also equipped with many useful alerts such as speeding, maintenance schedule, timer and even a transmission shift-up alert so that the driver changes gear at optimal engine speeds.

Also to note is the innovative single-leaf spring rear suspension system which not only offers a payload of up to 740kg, but due to its compact, space-saving design, the cargo space is optimized to accommodate up to two Euro pallets.

Like all Nissan vehicles, safety is likewise a priority for the NV200 Vanette. Standard safety features include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, Zone Body construction, SRS Air Bag (for driver), pre-tensioners seat belts with load limiters, high mount stop lamp, wide rear view mirror and large side mirrors.

Versatility is elevated to a new level with the Nissan Navara Single Cab. Based on the robust Navara underpinnings and powered by the most powerful common rail diesel engine in its class, the Navara Single Cab 4x2 is the ideal platform for businesses to leverage on.

Commercial users can choose from three body designs (Luton, Steel or Wooden body configurations) to suit their specific business needs. Each of the body design is built on a double-layered, high-tensile metal frame chassis reinforced with a maximum payload of 750kg.

The Navara Single Cab 2.5-litre YD25DDTi Common Rail Diesel Engine with turbo intercooler delivers a commendable output of 144PS and 294 Nm, complemented by a smooth 5-speed manual transmission for the best combination of power and fuel economy.

While the Navara Single Cab is designed to handle heavy loads, its driver is well isolated from the elements in the cabin. Large comfortable seating, air-conditioning system and a standard 1CD/radio audio head unit ensure that this work horse offers good comfort for the driver.

Like other Navara variants, the Single Cab comes with the well-proven independent double-wishbone front suspension and a rigid rear axle with semi elliptic leaf spring. Additionally, its Zone Body Construction offers additional durability and rigidity.

The safety equipment list includes side-impact beams, collapsible steering wheel column, and a load sensing brake system that evenly distributes brake pressure to rear wheels for optimal stopping performance. Front disc brakes are also standard fitment.

The selling prices for the all-new Nissan NV200 Vanette and Navara Single Cab start from RM62,047.93 and RM64,391.55 respectively; excluding road tax, insurance and registration related charges. Prices are valid in Peninsular Malaysia and subject to change without prior notice. Both vehicles come with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty whichever comes first. Terms and conditions apply.

It can be viewed at selected Nissan showrooms nationwide from 18th February 2012 onwards. For more information, please contact our Customer Service Hotline at Toll FREE line: 1800-88-8368 or visit

NV200 Vanette Global Awards
Best Design
Universal Design Award 2011
Consumer Favorite
Universal Design Award 2011
Best Small Van
Artic Test 2010
Van of The Year
Professional Van and Light Truck Awards 2010
United Kingdom
Van of The Year
iVan Magazine 2010
United Kingdom
Van of The Year
What Van? Awards 2009
United Kingdom
Van of The Year
Institute of Transport Management 2009
United Kingdom
International Van of the Year
VOTY 2009
United Kingdom
Best in Class - Small Van Category
Professional Van and Light Truck Awards 2009
United Kingdom
Most Popular Economic Business Car
Global Entrepreneurs Award 2011
CDV (Car Derived Van) of The Year
Southern Metropolitan News 2010
Best CDV
Beijing Auto Show 2010
Star Model
Beijing Auto Show 2010

1 comment:

  1. This edition of Nissan was so interesting and worth it to have. I like the aspect of pictures and the same time their capabilities to loads more than two persons. My fleet maintenance manager Like this article.