Pricing and specification details for the new Nissan Townstar, the Japanese car giant's new compact electric van, have been revealed, with the new model starting from £29,945.
The Townstar is the successor to Nissan’s e-NV200 and sits on the brand’s Alliance CMF-C platform. Built from the ground up, Nissan says its fully electric variant will “reflect aesthetic cues of Airya”, including LED headlights and an aerodynamic front shield.
Nissan says its latest addition to its LCV range will help to “future-proof business operations and accelerate the transition towards electrification”.
Equipped with a 45kWh battery, the new fully electric Townstar has a range of up to 183 miles - or up to 269 miles for urban driving.
The Townstar will introduce more than 20 new technology features to Nissan’s compact LCV offering. Safety technology such as Intelligent Emergency Braking and Intelligent Cruise Control will be available.
Nissan will also be integrating its Around View Monitor which uses a suite of cameras to create a 360-degree overview of the area around the vehicle.
The electric Townstar gets Nissans ProPilot advanced driver system which supports motorists on the motorway. The feature allows the vehicle to automatically slow to a full stop and accelerate by following the vehicle ahead.
Apple Carplay and Android Auto, as well as wireless phone charging will be available across the range. The infotainment system will run through an 8 inch touchscreen which is linked to a 10 inch digital driver display.
The new Townstar is available in four trim levels, Visia, Acenta, Tekna and the range-topping Tekna+, which gets most of Nissan’s driver assist technology as standard.
Electric versions of the Townstar in Visia trim will come with an 11kW on-board charging system, while Acenta trim models will get a 22kW AC charger.
As with its e-NV200 predecessor there will be a DC rapid charging connector for Acenta grade models, which can recharge the battery from 0-80% in around 40 minutes.
The Townstar has a payload of up to 600kg (SWB) or 800kg (LWB). In addition, the maximum braked towing capacity is 1,500kg.
Prices for the all-electric short-wheelbase range upwards to £34,845 for Tekna+ trim variants. Long-wheelbase electric Townstar models start from £31,245 in Visia trim, rising to £35,845 for Tekna+.
Deliveries for the new electric Nissan Townstar are expected in December.