Need a good vehicle for your business? While most automakers put nothing more than two van styles in their lineup, Nissan’s NV200 line has three different vehicles: a compact business van with two trim levels, and a new Taxi model offshoot of the basic NV200. Between these choices, city-based businesses can meet employee needs and improve productivity.
Most vans are designed for efficient highway traffic, since their large size makes them less than ideal in downtown traffic. However, if your business relies on efficient city travel, the NV200 is a better prospect. The base S model includes a 2.0-liter I-4 engine with an advanced and Nissan-exclusive Xtronic continuously variable transmission. The NV200 also has a more shapely and cool look than typical vans, and reliable safety features like vehicle dynamic control. The rear cargo doors turn a full 180 degrees, convenient for loading.
The NV200 is perfectly sculpted on the inside to serve as a mobile office. The center console can keep documents and other small objects secure and organized, and the passenger seatback has a tray table for a quick snack. If your business is more about fitting lots of equipment or moving things, you’ll love the 20 integrated cargo-mounting points on the inside of the 122.7 cubic foot area. The roof has six rack mounting points as well.
The 2016 NV200 also has a second trim level for improved security and convenience, which your drivers will definitely appreciate. The Nissan NV200 SV has a starting MSRP not even $1000 higher than the base S trim, but adds a 12-volt DC power outlet in the center console, cruise control, remote keyless entry, auto-locking doors, and six floor-mounted D-rings in the cargo space. It also has power heated outside mirrors, great if winter frost is ever a safety concern.
For 2016, Nissan added a new commercial model inspired by the success of the NV200: the NV200 Taxi Cab. This bright-yellow, eye-catching compact van is perfectly set up to shuttle up to four impatient customers from place to place, with a sleek body and lots of leg room for the driver and passengers alike. Front and rear curtains help customers stay private, and there are several seat-mounted airbags designed to protect passengers.
The Taxi uses the same brisk 2.5-liter engine as the NV200, and includes the same non-cargo features of base S models, such as a six-way adjustable driver’s seat, vehicle dynamic control, and hands-free texting to keep up with the boss. The Taxi also has its own intercom system to check in with fellow employees.
The NV200 is a compact alternative to the other NV vans in Nissan’s commercial lineup, and the best choice for vans that won’t often be driving at high speeds down long roads. Keep your business competitive by getting the vehicles that match your place of work. If you’d like to test drive NV200 models or have any questions, feel free to contact us or pay us a visit at our show floor.
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