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Nissan’s new small van

Nissan NV200

Nissan NV200

Nissan will be introducing a new, small van at the 79th International Motor Show, which opens next week in Geneva, Switzerland. They’re calling it a “move into the global small van market,” but they aren’t saying whether or not it will ever come to North America. The NV200 is just over 173 inches long. Compare that to the new Ford Transit Connect (which we’ll see here soon) at just over 179 inches, and for comparison’s sake, the 2005 Chevy Astro Van which was a hair over 189 inches, and the 1997 Ford Aerostar at 175 inches. So it’s not too small for our market, unlike many micro-vans on the streets of Japan.  The NV200 is scheduled to hit the home (Japanese) market before this summer; Europe should see it by autumn, followed by China and “other markets.”