The Townstar replaced the very short-lived Nissan NV250 in 2022, which was based on the second generation Renault Kangoo. The Nissan Townstar, also known as the Nissan Vanette in some markets, is a light commercial vehicle produced by Nissan.
Nissan Townstar Overview
The Nissan Townstar is essentially a rebadged version of the Nissan Vanette, which had a history stretching back to the late 1970s. The Vanette itself was quite popular in various markets around the world, including Asia and Europe, as a versatile, compact van. The Townstar, like its Vanette predecessor, was designed primarily as a light commercial vehicle, making it suitable for a variety of tasks including delivery services, transport, and even as a small camper or family vehicle when configured with seating.
The petrol version of the Townstar is powered by a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 130 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. It is available with a choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission. The electric version of the Townstar is powered by a 45-kWh battery pack that provides an EPA-estimated range of 124 miles. It is available with a single-speed automatic transmission.
The Townstar is available in two body styles: a van and a crew van. It is also available in a variety of trim levels, including the base Visia, the Acenta, and the Tekna. The Townstar is a good choice for those looking for a practical and affordable small van. It is also relatively fuel-efficient, getting up to 42 mpg in the city and 48 mpg on the highway for the petrol version.
The Townstar is a good choice for businesses and organizations that need a practical and affordable van. It is also a good choice for those who are looking for a van for personal use. The Townstar is not available in the United States. It is not yet clear when it will be available in the US market.