By Anthony Capkun
February 7, 2018 – The 2018 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is designed to help business owners “navigate their way through the challenges of tight spaces and tight deadlines,” combining a small exterior footprint with a large cargo capacity and versatility.
For 2018, enhancements include standard rearview monitor, standard 5-in. colour audio display on all grades, with USB connection port for compatible devices, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, streaming audio via Bluetooth and hands-free text messaging assistant.
The van NV200 Compact Cargo sports a cargo capacity of 122.7 cf, while payload is rated at 1480 pounds lb (S model). The tall rear doors are a 40/60-split design, with the 60% side on the right (curb) side for easy access from a sidewalk, reducing the potential for the shorter door to intrude into the street when open. Both rear doors feature dual opening positions of 90º and 180º. All doors are solid (no windows) to accommodate advertising or business signage, with privacy door glass, passenger side sliding door glass and back door glass with privacy, and defroster optionally available.
Added commercial flexibility is provided by the 20 standard integrated, reinforced cargo-mounting points, which allow installation of racks and shelves without drilling into the sidewalls, and six available floor mounted cargo hooks (standard on SV models) in the cargo area. Six exterior roof rack mounting points are also standard.
The cab’s centre console features mobile office functionality with laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray, CD holder and dual cupholders. Recessed storage areas are provided on the upper instrument panel for folders and documents. In addition, the passenger seat folds down to serve as a worktop or lunch table, or it extends the cargo space for hauling longer items such as pipe or lumber.
The truck features a 2.0-L 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 131-hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo is available in two models—NV200 S and NV200 SV—in a choice of five exterior colours, matched with a gray cloth interior.
Every 2018 NV200 Compact Cargo comes with a basic limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.