Nissan compares the driving style and ride height of the NV200 to an SUV, positioning it as closely to its consumer-focused cars as possible without compromising on commercial prowess. It is top of its class when it comes to things like carbon emissions, while its 4.2 cubic metre load area can accommodate a pair of Euro pallets without any issues.
The maximum payload is 728kg in this range, while conversion bodies including refrigerated load areas are available. Standard inclusions such as ABS, EBD and ESP prove that safety and stability are taken seriously by the NV200.
There is also an all-electric E-NV200 to consider, which is a zero-emissions van that looks great and has the same load area as its combustion-engine counterparts. Based on the same electric technology as the Nissan Leaf, this model has a quick-charging capability that means it can reach 80 per cent capacity in half an hour. A full charge takes just four hours, and there are standard benefits such as a parking camera and advanced telematics for monitoring purposes.
With over 40 different configurations available, the NV400 is a truly versatile van. Cargo volumes vary from eight to 17 cubic metres, and the panel van version can cope with loads weighing up to 2254kg.
Cruise-control capabilities combined with a speed limiter let operators make appropriate adjustments to fleet models, while the presence of an NV400-based minibus, tipper and dropside body setup means that no commercial use is ignored by this range.
Comfortable seats, a well-organised cab and modern features such as NissanConnect for navigation give this range the competitive edge. And with fuel economy of up to 35.76mpg and low CO2 emissions, its financial and environmental impact is minimal.
Nissan NT400 Cabstar
The NT400 Cabstar comes with three different wheelbase setups and body options, including dropside, tipper, box and fridge conversions as necessary. With a limited slip differential it is good at coping with slippery conditions that might be encounter on construction sites and other unpaved surfaces. And with a payload capacity of up to 2761kg it is a desirable commercial asset for any business.
The cab is positioned over the engine, meaning that the manoeuvrability of this model is exceptional, and drivers will be able to see precisely how much room they have when pulling up to other vehicles and obstacles. And with ABS and EBD, stopping in a hurry should not be a problem.
Nissan NP300 Navara
There are plenty of premium pickup options on the market, and the Nissan Navara does an excellent job of outdoing its rivals in a number of important areas. It looks good on the outside and inside, with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system up front as well as Bluetooth connectivity for voice calls and media streaming.
Off-road performance from the Nevara is excellent in spite of its internal comfort and luxury features. It has five-link rear suspension, hill-start assist and decent control as well as an electronic limited-slip differential and rear differential lock to see it safely up the steepest and most slippery inclines. And with hundreds of options and accessories to add, buyers can make each Navara their own.