Why Drive A Townstar?
The Nissan Townstar is a new name in the small van marketplace, competing against some big names such as the Citroen Berlingo and Renault Kangoo.
Although the name has been used by Nissan before, this van is all-new. It’s available in a choice of two lengths (L1 and L2) meaning that you’ll be able to choose a new Nissan Townstar that is exactly suited to your requirements. The van can carry a payload of up to 843kg, perfect for those who need their van to carry some serious weight, but where the load volume of a medium or large van isn’t required.
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Why Choose Leasing?
Leasing a Nissan Townstar small van is a hassle-free way to get a new vehicle without hidden costs or fees. You can choose to pay a lower initial rental payment and customise your contract length, annual mileage, and model to suit your needs. You can also add servicing and maintenance as an option. When your lease is over, simply return the vehicle and upgrade to another brand-new van lease.
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Townstar Specifications & Dimensions
The Townstar is fitted with a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine which produces 131PS and is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox. There is also an all-electric option, the Townstar EV featuring a 121hp electric motor and a 45kWh battery giving the van an official range of 183 miles between charges.
The petrol-powered Townstar has long service intervals of every two years or 18,000 miles, and a fantastic 5-year / 100,000-mile warranty. The all-electric Townstar EV has a 2-year / 24,000-mile service interval, and the same 5-year warranty, but with 8 years / 100,000 miles of cover for the battery capacity.
You get twin rear and twin side loading doors on most models of the Townstar, making accessing the loadspace a breeze. Load lengths are 1806mm and 2230mm for the L1 and L2 respectively, giving the van either 3.3 or 4.3 cubic metres of load volume, respectively.
Although a big payload capacity isn’t always at the top of the list, the Nissan Townstar still lets you put a very respectable 840kg in the back. This is more than some medium and large vans can take, meaning that you’ve always got that extra capacity in reserve for the times you really need it. Even the heavier L2 Townstar EV has a payload of 788kg.
Nissan Townstar Trims And Models Available
You can lease a Nissan Townstar at four trim levels: Visia, Acenta, Tekna and Tekna+. Visia has LED headlights and air conditioning, whilst Acenta adds an automatic climate function to the air conditioning, cruise control, an 8-inch colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and reverse parking sensors. In the loadspace, there’s also LED lighting.
The Townstar Tekna has body-coloured bumpers and door handles, and the touchscreen has navigation added to it. There’s front, rear and side parking sensors and a rear view camera.
The ultimate Townstar is the Tekna+. This adds 16-inch alloy wheels (not on the L2 EV), and some great safety and driver aids, including ProPilot automated parking, blind spot detection, traffic sign recognition, driver attention alert and automatic high beam control for the headlights. The EV Tekna+ gets even more tech including a 10-inch touchscreen, intelligent adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and even a heated steering wheel
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Nissan quotes an official combined (high) fuel consumption figure of 44.1mpg for the L1 Townstar, with the L2 achieving 40.4mpg. Co2 emissions at the same test level are 171g/km and 175g/km respectively.
What Other Vans Does The Townstar Compete With?
Being a small van, the Nissan Townstar competes with a variety of vehicles, including some big names - primarily the Ford Transit Courier, Renault Kangoo, Mercedes-Benz Citan and the Stellantis small vans (Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Fiat Doblo and Vauxhall Combo).
Nissan Townstar FAQs
What engine is in the Nissan Townstar?
The Nissan Townstar is powered by a Euro 6d compliant 1.3-litre petrol engine with a power output of 131PS.
Where is the Nissan Townstar built?
The Nissan Townstar is built in a factory at Maubeuge in Northern France.
How big is a Nissan Townstar?
The Nissan Townstar L1 has an overall length of 4486mm, and the L2 is 4910mm long. Both vans are 2159mm wide including the mirrors, and the van is 1864mm high when unladen.
Has the Townstar replaced the NV250?
Yes, the Nissan Townstar has replaced the NV250 in Nissan’s van range.
Is the Townstar the smallest Nissan van?
Yes, the Nissan Townstar is now Nissan’s smallest van.
How long is the warranty on a Nissan Townstar?
Nissan Townstar vans come with a 5-year or 100,000-mile warranty as standard - a class-leading offer.