The NV200 seems like a perfect commercial vehicle for quick city delivery. It is light, compact, maneuverable and pretty efficient. Some rivals may feature more cargo volume, most of them can’t match Nissan’s driving characteristics and super affordable price. Therefore, it’s no wonder that 2020 Nissan NV200 probably won’t feature any notable change. Despite the fact that the current model has been around for more than a decade, it still has a lot to offer, so we have no doubt that the current generation will carry on for several more years. There is a chance to see a couple of novelties in the next-year models, but those would be pretty minor and marginal.
Practically, the best we could see is the addition of a couple of new standard features. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. Therefore, the 2020 Nissan NV200 should hit the market late in the year.
2020 Nissan NV200 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan NV200 will continue in the same way. This is a typical light van, which measures around 115 inches in wheelbase and offers typical dimensions for the class. Despite the age, this van is quite driveable. It offers pretty good handling characteristics, which makes it great for urban driving conditions. In terms of styling, this model hasn’t changed too much for all these years of production. Therefore, we don’t expect anything to be changed in the 2020 Nissan NV200 either. As we already mentioned, the best we could see are new color options and maybe some new standard features.
This is a typical delivery vehicle, which comes with just two seats and a large cargo area behind. The cargo volume is pretty decent for the class. Also, this van features pretty low floor, which makes loads and unloads quite easy. When it comes to the dashboard and front seats, things are pretty typical for a van. You definitely won’t find too much refinement. The dash is simple and features mostly hard plastics. Although it doesn’t look very refined, it is definitely very durable. The same thing goes for the center stack. When it comes to seat quality, they are durable and also quite massive, though you can’t count on too much side support. Typically for a van, the seating position is pretty high.
Just like previous year models, the 2020 Nissan NV200 will also remain quite simple in terms of standard equipment and trim level organization. The upcoming model will continue with two familiar trim levels in the offer. Those are S and the SV.
The S model is pretty basic in terms of standard equipment. You can count on things like steel wheels, air conditioning, cloth and vinyl upholstery. The driver’s seat is height adjustable, while the passenger’s seat folds flat and provide additional cargo space. In terms of tech goodies, you can count on a rearview camera, as well as on Bluetooth, USB port and pretty modest two-speaker audio system. There is no such thing as a touchscreen, but rather a 5-inch display with pretty basic functions. Additionally, you can get cruise control and parking sensors.
Cruise control and parking sensors are standard features in the higher SV trim. This trim level also includes standard features like heated power mirrors, keyless entry, 12-Volt power outlet etc. Also, an optional Navigation package is available with this trim level. It includes goodies like 5.8-inch touchscreen display, voice controls, smartphone app integration, satellite radio and, of course, navigation.
2020 Nissan NV200 Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2020 Nissan NV200 will continue with just one engine option in the offer. It is a 2.0-liter gasoline engine, which is good for about 131 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque. That definitely doesn’t sound impressive. This is a typical delivery vehicle which does the job. Performances and driving experience are not in the focus for sure. Along with the lackluster engine, you also get a CVT gearbox. It’s not the most exciting combination but, on the other side, fuel economy is pretty amazing, considering that you can count on about 25 mpg in a combined ride.
As we already mentioned, this delivery vehicle is designed primarily for urban conditions. Therefore, some rivals are more spacious and feature a higher payload capacity. The 2020 Nissan NV200 will continue with 123 cubic feet of cargo space, while the max payload will go around 1500 pounds. For comparison, the Ram ProMaster City is good for about 132 cubic feet and almost 1900 pounds of payload capacity.
2020 Nissan NV200 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan NV200 will come without any bigger change. Therefore, it will hit the market sometime late in the year, probably in December. The price should also remain the same as for the current model, which starts at around 22.500 dollars.
Competition in the segment is quite tough. There is a couple of pretty capable models, such as Ram ProMaster City, Ford Transit Connect and Mercedes-Benz Metris. All three models are more refined and offer better utility ratings. On the other side, the NV200 is more affordable and offers better handling and maneuverability.