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Nissan Townstar stretches the compact van concept to SME owners in Europe with a longer wheelbase option

posted on 26/07/2023
Nissan Townstar stretches the compact van concept to SME owners in Europe with a longer wheelbase option

Nissan introduces the all-new Nissan Townstar Van L2 (long wheelbase), an exceptional addition to its successful Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) line-up in Europe.

With increased cargo capacity and length likened to that of a mid-size van, the Nissan Townstar Van L2 redefines the concept of a small van to offer a new experience and versatility. Boasting all the innovative features of the popular Townstar Van, the new model goes a step further to meet the evolving needs of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners, fleet companies and municipalities who require a versatile and efficient transportation solution.

“Poised by the success of the Nissan Townstar Van, we decided to innovate, explore and go even further. With a significantly higher cargo capacity, remarkable payload, impressive towing capacity and increased length, the Townstar L2 has most of the traits of a mid-sized EV van – but at a small van price! This will appeal hugely to SME customers, municipalities and beyond”, said Nicolas Tschann, Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) Director, Nissan Europe.

The Nissan Townstar Van L2 boasts an increased length of 4910mm – close to that of a mid-sized van. This length allows for a wider side door of 831mm, ensuring customers can load one Euro pallet, and giving greater versatility in terms of loading options to other competitors.

This increased length, combined with its loading capabilities, set it apart from other small vans in the market. The cargo capacity is an impressive 4.3m³ representing a significant increase on the L1’s capacity of 3.3m³, while still matching the two Euro pallet capabilities and adding additional space. Moreover, the payload of the new model is up to 800kg, thanks to revised rear suspension, while the impressive maximum towing capacity of 1,500kg remains the same.

With its urban cycle range of up to 242 miles, the electric Townstar Van L2 delivers great benefits to city-based SMEs, while its total combined range is up to 171 miles.

It comes with a 45kWh battery that allows both AC (11/22 kW) or DC charging (up to 80kW); and offers 245Nm of torque from its 90kW motor. The zero-emission nature of the model also allows drivers to comply with potential or existing emissions restrictions legislation introduced for urban areas across the market.

As Nissan further accelerates towards Ambition 2030 and its long-term vision for empowering mobility and beyond, the electric version of the Nissan Townstar Van L2 embodies Nissan’s continued commitment to electrification. With roughly 50% of the Small Van segment expected to be electric by the end of the decade, the Nissan Townstar EV Van L2 has been introduced in anticipation of meeting the demands of an ever-growing segment.

The Townstar Van L2 is also equipped with an array of active and passive safety features common in most Nissan models, designed to give drivers and passengers extra peace of mind. Such features include Blind Spot Warning, ProPILOT and – unique to Nissan in the segment – Intelligent Around View Monitor.

Moreover, with its industry-leading five-year/100,000-mile warranty and 8-year battery warranty, the Townstar Van L2 continues Nissan’s commitment to quality and to putting its customers first.

Both EV and ICE versions of the all-new Nissan Townstar Van L2 are available to pre-order now, with basic list prices starting from £21,625* (ICE) and £33,945* (EV).

*Article Source https://uk.nissannews.com/en-GB/

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