Nissan glory at Van Awards

Nissan has scooped two top honours at the VansA2Z Awards 2017 with the Navara named Best Pick-Up and the all-electric e-NV200 Eco Van of the Year.

It is the second year running that Navara has won this prestigious award while the e-NV200 has won it three years in a row.

Judges crowned the Navara ‘king of the pick-ups’ and said it was “thanks in no small way to its powerful diesel, superior off-road capabilities and good on-road manners courtesy of its independent rear suspension.”

Meanwhile the e-NV200 was also singled out for praise. VansA2Z editor Neil McIntee said: “Clean, cheap to run and quiet, the battery-powered van looks like it’s coming of age and for the third consecutive year Nissan’s e-NV200 takes the top honours.

“The powertrain and controls are fully integrated, making it easy to drive, and it is more than capable of completing a hard day’s work.”

The multi-award winning Nissan Navara can be specified with either a double cab or a king cab and a 190PS twin-turbo or 160PS single turbo version of the new 2.3-litre dCi engine.

Available in both commercial van and fully trimmed Combi and Evalia passenger variants, the e-NV200 line-up offers a variety of options to suit every requirement; including a panel van, five-seat and seven-seat option and a driving range of up to 106 miles on a single charge.

Acknowledging the awards, Darren Payne, Sales Director at Nissan Motor (GB), said: “We are delighted to have won these prestigious awards for the second and the third time in succession. The Navara remains the market-leader while the all-electric e-NV200 is in a class of its own.”

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