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Nissan Townstar Van Review

Nissan Townstar Van Review
November 17th, 2022

The Nissan Townstar Van at a glance

The new Nissan Townstar has become a strong contender in the light commercial vehicle segment, promising class-leading driver assistance technology and unmatched carrying loads.

Building on the success of the Nissan e-NV200, a pioneer and leader in the electric LCV market, the fully electric version of the all-new Townstar is optimised to meet customer needs. With an enhanced 44kWh battery, advanced technology and low running costs the electric Townstar offers an efficient, sustainable mobility solution.

Available in both petrol and electric powertrain options, this small, nimble van is perfect for city use. It boasts the latest technologies and versatile configurations with an extremely spacious interior for a smaller van.

Combining sharp looks with Renault technology, the Nissan Townstar effortlessly ticks all the boxes. The van is available on Van Sales UK at an affordable price of £199 + VAT.

Keep reading to discover more about the engines and specs, interior and pros and cons of this nimble van.

Engines and Spec

With only a petrol engine, Nissan has decided to keep the range simple. There is just one petrol output for the Townstar with a 1.3-litre engine producing 130hp and 240Nm of torque.

Powered by a 45Kwh battery with a 122hp electric motor, the All-New Townstar offers an impressive range of up to 183 miles (WLTP combined) and 269 miles to keep your business moving.

With a broad range of safety technologies and advanced driver assistance features such as Side Wind Assist and Trailer Sway Assist, the Townstar provides a reassuring and confident experience behind the wheel. Intelligent Emergency Braking featuring Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection and Junction Assist, as well as Hands-Free Parking and Intelligent Cruise Control puts Townstar at the forefront of the category.

The van combines intelligent energy management with effective battery thermal cooling to achieve optimum driving performance.

Both the petrol and electric versions of the Nissan Townstar van can carry a maximum payload of 800kg and tow a trailer weighing up to 1,500kg, making it extremely competitive in the commercial vehicle market.

Every petrol version of the Townstar comes with a five-year/100,000-mile warranty. As per Nissan’s fully electric passenger cars, the Townstar EV features an eight-year vehicle warranty and a 100,000-mile battery warranty.


The interior of the Nissan Townstar is a lot more modern than you might expect for such an affordable van.

Designed perfectly to meet the needs of small and large business owners alike, the refined seat and door trim with a modern centre console and instrument panel finish welcomes drivers with passenger-car-like comfort.

The Nissan Townstar also boats an impressive range of cutting-edge safety and technology features including an intelligent around-view monitor to make parking in even the tightest spots easy, a 10-inch digital dashboard and an 8-inch central infotainment screen.

The central infotainment screen also has ‘Apple CarPlay’ and ‘Android Auto’ connectivity and you can add a smartphone charging pad if you want it.

There is a surprising amount of storage for this small van, including large door pockets and ample load space in the rear.

The basic dashboard design is user-friendly, though has lots of hard plastics, broken up by a faux-aluminium dashboard panel. There are physical switches for the climate controls and you get a lower dash-mounted gear lever. The upright driving position facilitates easy entries and exits.

Pros & Cons


  • Cutting-edge technology including Intelligent around-view monitor and pro pilot technology
  • Ample of storage
  • Sharp looks


  • Slightly more expensive than some of its rivals
  • No diesel engine

The Verdict

Overall, the Nissan Townstar is an extremely strong contender in the light commercial vehicle segment, offering both a sleek design with impressive, advanced technology and safety features.

Payload, carriage capacity and, in the electric model, driving range, all look very class-competitive and that long 5-year warranty is a clever additional incentive for the Japanese brand to throw into the mix.

On top of that, the Townstar looks quite sharp and is backed by a dealer network more eager than most competitor brands to make a good impression on the van-buying community.

Both the petrol and electric versions of the van can carry a maximum payload of 800kg which is more than enough for small and large businesses alike.

While the Nissan Townstar is slightly more expensive than its competitors at £199 + VAT on Van Sales UK, the intelligent cruise control, pedestrian and cyclist detection and clever infotainment system make it worth the cost.

If you are looking to find out more about what the Nissan Townstar van has to offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team here at Van Sales UK today. We are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and point you in the right direction to finding your perfect van.


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