Nissan NV200 US-spec 2013 (1)

Το τελευταίο αυτοκίνητο που βρίσκεται στο περίπτερο της Nissan στο Σικάγο είναι η Αμερικάνικη έκδοση του επαγγελματικού van NV200. Οι πωλήσεις του θα ξεκινήσουν από τον Απρίλιο και σε σχέση με το μοντέλο που πωλείται στον υπόλοιπο κόσμο, έχει μεγαλώσει κατά 20 εκατοστά. Ως εκ τούτου, ο χώρος φόρτωσης αγγίζει πλέον τα 3.474 λίτρα. Διαθέτει δύο συρόμενες πόρτες και στο εσωτερικό υπάρχει αναδιπλούμενο κάθισμα συνοδηγού και ένα σύστημα οργάνωσης φακέλων.

Μηχανικά φορά έναν 2,0-λιτρο τετρακύλινδρο κινητήρα απόδοσης 131 ίππων με 188 Nm ροπής που συνδυάζεται με ένα Xtronic CVT κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων. Η αρχική τιμή ανέρχεται στις $19.990 ενώ η πλούσια εξοπλισμένη έκδοση ξεκινά από τις $20.980.

Στις σχετικές ειδήσεις η Nissan ανακοίνωσε και τα οικονομικά αποτελέσματα για το τρίμηνο Οκτώβριος-Δεκέμβριος 2012, όπου είχε καθαρά κέρδη 510 εκατ. ευρώ (-34,6%). Ο τζίρος άγγιξε τα 21,01 δις ευρώ (-5,3%) ενώ τα λειτουργικά κέρδη ανήλθαν σε 590 εκατ. ευρώ (-47,4%). Το τελευταίο τρίμηνο του 2012 πούλησε 1.159.000 αυτοκίνητα (-3,8%). Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες μπορείς να βρεις στο δελτίο τύπου που ακολουθεί.

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2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van Joins Innovative Nissan Commercial Vehicle Lineup

  • Nissan enters emerging North American compact cargo van segment with bold new “right size” NV200 design
  • Offers efficient packaging with a large 122.7 cubic foot cargo space within a small overall exterior footprint
  • Combines innovative ease-of-use features and smart design while minimizing cost of ownership – including the lowest starting MSRP* in segment of $19,990 USD and best-in-class** 24 mpg combined fuel economy (City / Highway)
  • On sale April 2013 at 300-plus Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide

CHICAGO – The all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van adds a new dimension to the Nissan Commercial Vehicle lineup – compact. More than 4.5 feet shorter in length and 2.5 feet lower in height compared to the Nissan NV 2500/3500 High Roof Cargo Van, the new NV200 is designed to be the “right size” for a growing number of small business owners and fleet operators wanting smaller, more efficient work vans. It is also ideal for business owners coming from passenger vehicles, thanks to the NV200’s cargo size optimization and functionality.

Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Fleet said: “For many years businesses have bought large vans simply because that’s what was available. The 2013 Nissan NV200 offers a great new alternative – a commercial quality vehicle that optimizes cargo space while offering the best possible fuel economy and an affordable price. We”re now able to offer vehicles for nearly every business need, the compact NV200, the full-size NV 1500/2500/3500 Cargo Standard Roof, the 4-row/12-person NV 3500 Passenger and the extra-large NV 2500/3500 Cargo High Roof.”

Maximizing Cargo Efficiency Built on Nissan’s proven compact commercial platform, the NV200 offers high cargo volume capacity in a small exterior package. Unique for North America, the NV200 body has been extended 7.9 inches versus the models sold in other global markets.

This longer body length offers additional cargo carrying capability for North American customers.

The combination of a 115.2-inch wheelbase with a 186.3-inch overall length, along with a compact drivetrain and rear suspension, provides an 82.8-inch cargo length, 54.8-inch cargo width (48.0 inches between the wheelwells) and 53.0-inch cargo area height. Along with its low cargo floor height (19.5 inches) and tall roofline, the NV200 a large cargo capacity of 122.7 cubic feet. Payload is estimated at 1,500 pounds (S model).

Said Castelli: “As the next ‘innovation for business,” the new NV200 is designed to be highly maneuverable in traffic or when negotiating city parking spaces, with a 36.7-foot curb-to-curb turning diameter. Yet it is every inch a business workhorse with its wide-opening doors and its ability to carry standard U.S. 40×48-inch pallets enhancing its exceptional utility.”

The tall rear French doors are a 40/60-split design, with the 60-percent side on the right (curb) side for easy access from a sidewalk. The 40-percent left side door is shorter, reducing its potential intrusion into the street when open, helping lower the risk of accidents due to passing vehicles. Both rear doors feature dual opening positions of 90º and 180º. The standard sliding side doors are designed for low effort. All doors are solid (no windows) to accommodate advertising or business signage, with available privacy door glass.

Added commercial flexibility is provided by the standard integrated mounting points, which allow installation of racks and shelves without drilling into the sidewalls, and six available floor mounted cargo hooks in the cargo area.

The new NV200’s exterior design features a Nissan signature front grille, aerodynamic front-end design and functional cabin design. Other exterior features include halogen headlights, durable black front and rear bumpers and outside mirrors with wide-angle spotter mirrors and available heated function. Body-colored bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors are also offered. A selection of five exterior colors is offered: Blue Onyx, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Red Brick and Fresh Powder.

A Driver-Focused Cockpit The driver-focused cockpit includes both comfort and functional features. The driver’s seat is mounted in a high “commanding” position that is easy to get in and out of and provides a good view of the road and surrounding environment. The 6-way adjustable seat with manual lumbar and armrest is designed for durability with outboard vinyl wear patches. The passenger’s seat is a 4-way adjustable design. Height-adjustable front seat head restraints and front door map pockets are also standard.

The Nissan NV200 offers “Mobile Office” functionality with a center console featuring laptop/hanging file folder storage, pen/pencil tray, CD holder and dual cupholders. Recessed storage areas are provided on the upper instrument panel for folders and documents. In addition, the passenger seat folds down to serve as a worktop or lunch table, or it extends the cargo space for hauling longer items such as pipe or lumber. Passenger seat slide travel is nearly 9.5 inches. The durable 15×13-inch tray built into the seatback can fit most laptops and includes a penholder for use as desk.

Power windows with auto up/down are standard, as is the 12-volt power outlet on the instrument panel. An additional 12-volt power point in rear of center console is also available. There is also a passenger-side underseat storage tray, drive computer, battery saver feature, AM/FM/CD with auxiliary input and two front door mounted speakers.

Available technology includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), and RearView Monitor.

The available NissanConnect℠ with Navigation system includes 5.8-inch touch screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, NavTraffic and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), POIs powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-Car, Pandora® radio capability (iPhone® only), Streaming audio via Bluetooth® and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.

“Business today runs on technology and the NV200 offers a range of available features including RearView Monitor and our advanced NissanConnect℠ with Navigation system with Hands-free Text Messaging to help keep drivers connected to the office or home,” added Castelli.

Standard safety features include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front occupant head protection, front seat mounted driver and passenger side impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

Efficiency and Affordability The 2013 Nissan NV200 is built on Nissan’s proven compact commercial platform and features an efficient 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. The engine is matched with a responsive and efficient Xtronic CVT® transmission. Fuel economy is rated at 24 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway and 24 mpg Combined.

The NV200 suspension utilizes independent struts and stabilizer bar in front and a leaf spring design in the rear. Front disc/rear drum brakes with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist are standard, along with electric power-assisted steering and 15-inch steel wheels mounted with 185/60R15 high-load all-season tires.

Two Well-Equipped Models The 2013 Nissan NV200 is available in two well-equipped models, NV200 S and NV200 SV in a choice of five exterior colors, matched with a gray cloth interior.

In addition to the long list of standard features on the NV200 S, the SV model adds power heated outside mirrors, power door locks with auto-locking feature, remote keyless entry with two key fobs, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, additional 12V power point in the rear of the center console, six floor-mounted cargo hooks in the cargo area and full wheel covers.

Several option packages are available, including Back Door Glass Package; Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System; Cruise Control Package; and an Exterior Appearance Package with body-color bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors and chrome grille. The Technology Package includes the NissanConnect℠ with Navigation system, RearView Monitor and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

Said Castelli: “Built into the NV200 from the earliest planning, is low total cost of ownership. The 2013 Nissan NV200 offers a competitive price, excellent fuel efficiency and reduced upfitting costs due to the standard integrated mounting points, all of which will provide business owners with a low total cost of ownership.”

A Global Award Winner While new to North America, the Nissan NV200 compact van is in use in more than 40 countries around the world, receiving acclaim from both users and media alike for its optimal functionality and smart design. It won the 2010 International Van of the Year award in Europe, the 2010 Commercial Delivery Van (CDV) of the Year in China, and the 2011 Universal Design Award from Universal Design GMbH, a German organization dedicated to promoting the convergence of design and the emerging importance of customer needs. NV200 has also established a presence as the strong segment leader in Japan with a wide-ranging lineup that includes a taxi version – and will soon be seen on the streets of New York City as the designated taxi design.

“Our global success provides a great foundation for the North American version, which we know will become an essential tool for business,” concluded Castelli.

The new Nissan NV200 will be assembled in Cuernavaca, Mexico and available through a select network of certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide.

For more information on the complete line of Nissan Commercial Vehicles, please go to www.nissancommercialvehicles.com.

VIDEO REPORT: Nissan Features Latest from NISMO and Commercial Vehicles at Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO  – Nissan performance and utility took center stage for the company at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.

First there was the debut of the new 2013 JUKE NISMO and then the 2014 370Z NISMO. These models are part of an expansion of the NISMO brand worldwide. As part of the NISMO lineup, they are designed to be the most forward-looking expression of Nissan, offering cutting-edge performance, technology and aerodynamics.

Then Nissan showed an even higher-performance version of the 2014 Nissan GT-R, the limited-production GT-R Track Edition. Just 150 of these cars will be offered for sale at GT-R certified U.S. Nissan dealerships beginning in May. It is designed to take Nissan’s legendary 545-horsepower street supercar even closer to a pure motorsports competition machine. It features a firmer suspension, special brake cooling guides, front spoiler with carbon fiber air ducts and a lightweight quilted cloth mat where the rear seats usually reside.

In addition to the array of performance vehicles revealed at the show, the all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 cargo van was on stage for the company.

This van, according to Nissan’s Vice President of Commercial Vehicles Joe Castelli, will position Nissan for growth in the compact van segment.

“For business owners who have been making do with larger, more costly vans and pickups than they really need, or re-purposing passenger vehicles, we’re providing relief with this all-new ‘right-sized’ Nissan NV200. Here in North America we’re projecting the compact van segment to nearly double in size in the next few years. The Nissan NV200 will be a major part of that growth,” said Castelli.

The 2013 Chicago Show runs through Feb. 18 Chicago’s McCormick Place.

Nissan Net Income at 54.1 Billion Yen in HY2012 Third Quarter

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012, ending March 31, 2013, as well as for the first nine months.

In the third quarter (October-December 2012), the consolidated net income after taxes totaled 54.1 billion yen (US$670 million, euro 510 million), a year-on-year decline of 34.6%. Third quarter net revenue was 2.2084 trillion yen (US$27.23 billion, euro 21.01 billion), down 5.3% year-on-year. Nissan reported an operating profit of 62.1 billion yen (US$770 million, euro 590 million), down 47.4% compared to the same period in FY2011, and an operating profit margin of 2.8%. Ordinary profit was 89.0 billion yen (US$1.10 billion, euro 850 million).

Nissan sold 1.159 million vehicles worldwide in the October-December quarter, a 3.8% decrease compared to the prior year.

“Nissan’s performance in the third quarter did not meet our expectations. This was primarily the result of difficult operating conditions in Europe for the entire auto industry, in China for Japanese automakers, and in the U.S. for Nissan,” said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn. “We have taken action to reignite our sales momentum and growth under the Nissan Power 88 business plan. Looking forward, we have important vehicle launches. We anticipate further yen correction. We have made swift organizational changes to help stimulate our business performance. And we remain confident that we will meet our full-year outlook.”

For the nine months ending December 31st, 2012, Nissan reported consolidated net revenues of 6.7552 trillion yen (US$84.44 billion, euro 66.23 billion) and an operating profit of 349.2 billion yen (US$4.37 billion, euro 3.42 billion), which equates to an operating margin of 5.2%. Ordinary profit totaled 364.6 billion yen (US$4.56 billion, euro 3.57 billion) while net income came to 232.4 billion yen (US$2.91 billion, euro 2.28 billion).

For the April-December 2012 period, Nissan sales increased 6.0% year-on-year to reach 3.635 million units.

Nissan’s forecast for the full fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, is unchanged. Although the operating environment remains challenging, positive contributions from yen correction, and disciplined cost management within the company will enable a renewed focus on achieving robust operating profit. Nissan has forecast full fiscal year operating profit outlook of 575 billion yen (US $7.21 billion, euro 5.65 billion) and net income of 320 billion yen (US $4.02 billion, euro 3.14 billion).

Note 1: For the third quarter financial results, amounts in dollars and euros are translated for the convenience of the reader at the foreign exchange rates of 81.1 yen/dollar and 105.1 yen/euro, the average rates for the three months from October-December 2012 for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.

Note 2: For the third quarter cumulative results, amounts are based on 80.0 yen/dollar and 102.0 yen/euro, the average rates for the nine months from April to December 2012.

Note 3: The financial forecasts for fiscal year 2012 (April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013) were revised on November 6, 2012. The forecasts are translated for the convenience of the reader at the foreign exchange rates of 79.7 yen/dollar and 101.8 yen/euro, the revised average rates for fiscal year 2012.

About Nissan Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.