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Details announced for Nissan's new Townstar LCV and eLCV

 Published 2nd September 2022
General Guides  New Launches 

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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