Review of the Nissan NV200 Acenta Refrigerated Van 2018

Review of the Nissan NV200 Acenta Refrigerated Van 2018

2018 Nissan NV200 Acenta - Review of the Nissan NV200 Acenta Refrigerated Van 2018

While it might appear compact from the outside, the Nissan NV200 has a great deal of space inside, allowing for a generous enough load capacity. Also an economical vehicle, this makes it an ideal choice for refrigerated van businesses looking to keep costs low.

2018 Nissan NV200 Acenta: Driving and Performance

Being a compact and slim van, the Nissan NV200 runs on wheels that are relatively small, which in turn ensures maximum manoeuvrability around town. However, you’ll need to beware of driving this van on the open road, where the ride is likely to be slightly bumpy. While it’s great for delivering your frozen goods around town, the Nissan NV200 isn’t ideal for long motorway journeys.

2018 Nissan NV200 Acenta: Load Space and Practicality

The Acenta is one of three Nissan NV200 specifications; the other two being the Tekna and the Visia. The van is highly manoeuvrable and nimble, easily rivalling the Ford Transit Connect, Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and Renault Kangoo in size. It also has more cargo volume than these vans, and you can maximise load capacity by folding the mesh bulkhead and the passenger seat.

The payload is a useful 739kg, while the rear of the van has a generous volume of 4.2 cubic metres. There’s no option for a high roof, but Nissan offers a single body length and wheelbase. The roof is tall enough to carry loads as high as 1.36 metres. Due to the standard twin sliding side doors of the Acenta, it wouldn’t be difficult to retrieve the load from either side. In addition, six lashing points are sunk into the floor.

2018 Nissan NV200 Acenta: MPG and Running Costs

The NV200 engine is sourced from the company’s corporate partner, Renault. It’s a 1.5 dCi diesel engine that comes in 110bhp and 90bhp outputs. The 110bhp is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox, which sends power to the front wheels and makes for slightly more relaxed cruising, while the 90bhp comes with a five-speed gearbox; neither has an auto option. Both engines don’t have to resort to using AdBlue or SCR in order to meet Euro 6 emissions standards.

According to Nissan, the higher powered unit can achieve CO2 emissions of 130g/km, while the 90hp registers 128g/km. Both engine options can achieve up to 57.7mpg. The vehicle manufacturer has included an additional feature to help drivers minimise consumption in the form of a gearshift indicator, positioned on the dashboard. To help reduce maintenance costs, service intervals are two yearly or every 18,000 miles.

2018 Nissan NV200 Acenta: Cab and Interior

As there is no three-seat option for the Nissan NV200, you’ll have to settle for a two-seater if you want this van. The entertainment system and touch screen sat-nav features are optional on the Acenta. The dimensions leave enough head room for a taller driver, though the van isn’t exactly comfortable for longer drives.

2018 Nissan NV200 Acenta: Reliability and Safety

Every version of the Nissan NV200 is fitted with super locking, remote central locking and an immobiliser. The Acenta comes with a full-steel bulkhead and shielded door locks. Furthermore, the option of a bulkhead with a window is also available.

As with other models across the NV200 range, the Acenta is equipped with a Nissan Anti-Theft Immobiliser, Vehicle Dynamic Control, as well as ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. You can get rear door glazing packs for a tailgate and both twin doors. In terms of reliability, owners are yet to report any major issues. Plus, the van comes with a 100,000/five-year manufacturer warranty.

The Nissan e-NV200

The NV200 comes as an eco-friendly version, called the Nissan e-NV200. This is a full-electric version of the van and worth considering if eco-friendliness is top of your priority list.

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About Rob Ward

I've been working in the refrigerated vehicle industry from the age of 19, and founded Glacier Vehicles when I was 27. Did my starting the business come from the love of white vans? Let's be honest, no(!) but I am a massive foodie, and our refrigerated vehicles allow manufacturers to deliver their produce and ingredients to some of the UK's most prestigious restaurants and food producers, where amazing culinary delights are conceived - a good enough reason for the birth of Glacier Vehicles I'd say! Foodies unite!

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