Nissan’s NV200 is up for grabs in E, SE and N-Tec grades, and with five- and six-speed manual transmission. The 1.5-litre dCi engine is available with power outputs of 85hp and 110hp.
The combination of the 110hp engine and six-speed transmission surpasses the respectable rather than exceptional performance provided by the 85hp engine and somewhat notchy five-speed transmission, which are not best suited to motorway journeys in particular.
That six-speed transmission is slick and crisp, and, although we did not drive our test van fully loaded there was no sense it would lack muscle and power if called for.
The steering wheel is rake-adjustable and the cab is protected by a full-steel bulkhead, while the cargo area is conveniently reached via twin rear loading doors and sliding doors on both sides.
A kerb-to-kerb turning circle of 10.6m aids manoeuvrability when ducking and diving about town, while standard equipment onboard includes Bluetooth connectivity.
Finally, a fridge van and the electric e-NV200 vehicle also form a part of this Nissan range.
Sample model: Acenta 1.5dCi
Engine size 1.5-litre
Load volume 4.2m3
Combined mpg 56.5mpg
Price (ex VAT) £15,735