It may not have been the first on the market, but in barely one year of sales, the Nissan NV200 is already winning over business fleets with its basic, functional design and low price. But for the 2014 model year, that price is increasing slightly. The 2014 Nissan NV200's starting price is increasing by $250 on both the S and SV trim levels, bringing the starting prices to $21,100 and $22,900, respectively. Prices include $860 destination charge.
No significant functional or mechanical changes have been announced for the 2014 model: The U.S. market continues to get a single powertrain choice, a 2.0-liter I-4 producing 131 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque, mated to a mandatory continuously variable automatic transmission.
The U.S.-spec Nissan NV200 comes from Nissan's plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico. European models come from Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain. North American-spec NV200s differ a bit from their international counterparts with a slightly longer wheelbase and chassis reinforcements to deal with tougher use and generally poorer road quality conditions of the U.S.
The NV200 also recently made the news for being the basis of the future London Taxi, possessing a unique front clip with round headlights and a gasoline engine. London "black cabs" have traditionally used diesel engines for the past several decades.