Nissan to launch small electric van built on shared platform with Renault

Nissan e-NV200 Acenta

Nissan will launch a new range of commercial vehicles built on a shared platform from the Renault-Nissan alliance, including a new electric model.

It means the electric E-NV200, which is currently built in Barcelona, will be replaced with a new variant that will likely be based on the new Renault Kangoo ZE.

Like the current Nissan NV250 van, which has been manufactured at the Renault Maubeuge plant since 2019, Nissan said the next-generation model will be built on an Alliance platform alongside the next-generation Renault Kangoo.

Nissan's larger vans, the NV300 and NV400, are already based on exisiting Renault products.

The brand’s CEO Ashwani Gupta said: “Manufacturing our future products together with our Alliance partner brings competitive advantages for both companies and is another example of our win-win strategy.

“While it is too early to give any detailed product information, our customers can be sure they will have a strong Nissan identity and continue our mission of making the all-electric driving experience a viable option for everyone.”

Nissan’s future range of vans will be manufactured in Maubeuge, France, the Alliance’s small van center of excellence.

The range will include all-electric and internal combustion engine options, as well as commercial and passenger vehicle variants, with various size combinations.

Renault unveiled its next-generation Kangoo late last year, offering new exterior and interior styling, as well as new infotainment and driver assistance technologies.

Available in two lengths, it will offer a load volume of 3.3cu m to 3.9cu m in the standard van and from 4.2cu m  to 4.9cu m in the longer version.

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