Its predecessor, the Nissan Kubistar, shared its platform and body with the Renault Kangoo, and although the NV200 has its own body style, it will again based on the Kangoo.
The NV200’s design is an evolution of the Nissan NSV – New Small Van – concept study, first shown at the 2007 Tokyo auto show (think Nissan Cube).
Nissan initially wanted to produce the NV200 at the Morocco plant it planned to share with Renault, but now Nissan is looking for another location.
Insiders say that the Japanese automaker’s Barcelona plant is the most likely option.
The NV200 will come to the European market first as an LCV, due in September. The passenger-car version arrives at European dealers in March 2010.