YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 13, 2017) – The newly redesigned Nissan NV350 Caravan goes on sale in Japan today, sporting an enhanced lineup of advanced safety and convenience features.
Intelligent Emergency Braking, Vehicle Dynamics Control with traction control system functions and Hill Start Assist, previously available only on some two-wheel-drive van grades, are now standard on all NV350 Caravan van models. In addition, Intelligent Around View Monitor*1 has been installed for the first time in vehicles of this class in Japan. The feature supports safety when parking in narrow spaces, such as storage areas, or when cargo obstructs rear visibility.
The NV350 Caravan has won over customers with its roomy, versatile cargo space, bold exterior and advanced features. The van is popular among not just business owners but also private customers, who use it for hobbies and leisure activities such as camping or surfing.
Convenience features include the Back Door Auto Closer*2, which can fully shut the rear door without making a loud noise – a benefit in residential areas during early or late hours. The Automatic Air-conditioner with Rear Cooler*3 features a liquid-crystal display and large switches to improve operability.
The exterior includes Nissan’s signature V-motion grille. LED head lamps (high/low-beam headlights/equipped with auto headlight levelizer) *4 and rear combination tail lights*4 add to the strong design impression while aiding visibility.
The interior of the Premium GX and GX grades includes a modern steering wheel with silver decorations and black seat fabric with white lines.
A new VX grade has also been added. Its features are equivalent to the high-end grades mainly in terms of the exterior. Similar changes will be made to the specifications and equipment in specially equipped commercial vehicles (sales starts July 31).
*1: Intelligent Around View Monitor: Factory-installed option
*2: Back Door Auto Closer: Installed in some grades/factory-installed option
*3: Automatic Air-conditioner with Rear Cooler: installed in some grades
*4: LED headlights (high/low beam headlights/equipped with auto headlight levelizer): Factory-installed option; LED rear combination tail lights: Installed in some grades/factory-installed option
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.