Monday, June 15, 2015
Nissan Formally Launches NV350 Urvan (w/ Brochure)
Nissan is continuing to modernize its commercial vehicle offering by unveiling the 2015 NV350 Navara. The fifth-generation van comes from a storied line of Nissan family and cargo haulers dating back to 1973. The all-new model aims to meet the demands of entrepreneurs, shuttle operators, and family users.
“Shuttle operators preferred the Urvan for its proven reliability, passenger comfort and strong air-conditioning system, flexible loading and seating capacity for both cargo and passenger,” said Antonio ‘Toti’ Zara, President and Managing Director of Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI).
For starters, the 2015 NV350 Urvan features the most powerful engine in its class, a 2.5-liter CRDi 4-cylinder engine shared with the NP300 Navara. For service in the NV350 Urvan though, the YD25DDTi pushes 129 horsepower at 3,200 rpm and a whopping 356 Nm of torque from 1,400 to 2,000 rpm. The sole transmission option is a dash-mounted 5-speed manual gearbox. Aiding fuel efficiency, it has a shift indicator within the instrument cluster that gives drivers a visual cue on when to shift up.
Although aimed more towards commercial and business use as opposed to recreational use, the NV350 Urvan does improve passenger comfort. The driver is made to enjoy tilt-adjustable steering and a seat that slides forward and back to allow a wider range of body sizes to enjoy a comfortable driving position. The instrument gauge, aside from containing the aforementioned shift indicator, has a built-in drive computer that gives information such as cruising range and fuel economy. Finally, air conditioning vents are now spread evenly throughout the NV350 Urvan’s roof line (12 in total) to make sure everyone will remain comfortable even during Manila’s midday sun.
From a design standpoint, the NV350 Urvan has been thoroughly modernized with shorter overhangs and a more aerodynamic profile. In addition, the side roof drip channel has been removed. Other visual enhancements include an angular front grille, sharply angled halogen headlights, and a squared-off rear design. All models get flushed side windows and 15-inch wheels with full-sized covers.
And, Nissan is proud to announce that all NV350 Urvan will enjoy a three-year manufacturer’s warranty even if they’re used for commercial purposes. The launch of the NV350 Urvan also coincides with the availability of the Nissan Customer Assistance Center (NCAC).
“We’re proud to announce that this is a first in the local automotive industry, to provide warranty coverage for vans used for UV purposes,” Zara said.
The NV350 Urvan is now available at all Nissan dealerships nationwide with the following configurations: 15-seater (P 1,183,000), 18-seater (P 1,196,000),and 3-seater cargo (P 1,177,000). It will come with the standard colors of Brilliant Silver and Alpine White while special colors such as Precision Grey, Black Obsidian, and Tiger Eye Brown are available with a three-month waiting time. All Nissan NV350 Urvan are made in Japan.