Details announced for Nissan's new Townstar LCV and eLCV
Nissan has revealed pricing and specifications for its new Townstar van, available with either a petrol engine or pure-electric powertrain. The Townstar is the replacement for its long-serving e-NV200 compact van.
The Townstar fits in a more conventional market sector than the e-NV200, and will go up against the likes of the Stellantis/Toyota vans such as the Citroen Berlingo/e-Berlingo and Toyota Proace City/Proace City Electric.
The electric version is fitted with a 45 kWh battery and 90 kW (122 hp) electric motor, producing 245 Nm, combining for a range of up to 183 miles on a charge. Charging is possible at 11 kW AC as standard, or on 22 kW AC points as an option for a full charge in just a couple of hours. Charging at up to 75 kW on a DC rapid unit will take about 40 minutes from 0-80% using the Type 2 CCS inlet.
For those needing an internal combustion engine, the Townstar is also offered with a 1.3 litre TCe petrol unit, meeting the latest Euro 6d regulations, and producing a similar amount of power to the EV version - 130 hp and 240 Nm of torque. The 1.3 TCe model offers economy of up to 44 mpg.
Available with a choice of short- or long-wheelbase specifications, there are four trim levels for customers to choose between. Payload is up to 600 kg on SWB and 800 kg on LWB models - maximum braked towing capacity is 1,500 kg, and Nissan offers Vista, Accent, Tekna, and Tekna+ trims.
Among the kit fitted to the Townstar is a comprehensive suite of safety and driver assistance systems. Features such as intelligent emergency braking, surround-view camera, intelligent cruise control, and hands-free parking are fitted, as part of a set of 20+ technologies.
Electric models also feature ProPilot technology, which can bring the EV to a complete halt using just the brake recuperation system, and move off again. In general, an 8-inch touchscreen system incorporates Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, with wireless phone charging fitted on a 10-inch digital driver instrument panel.
Leasing costs are yet to be announced for the new Nissan Townstar, though OTR costs start from £19,475 for the petrol model, and £29,945 for the electric version. Both prices exclude VAT, and the e-LCV cost excludes any Plug-in Van Grant. Orders open in October for the 1.3 TCe model and December for the e-LCV.
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