Passenger Version of Nissan's NV200 Concept to Debut at Geneva

Tom Ludwick

A more sensible passenger version of the Nissan NV200 concept will debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show. Unlike the utility concept shown at Tokyo, this family troop carrier will be designed to offer compact, yet practical, transportation.

You may remember the tricked-out NV200 concept shown in October 2007 with its sliding cargo pod that extended from the rear. It featured all types of clever storage compartments as well as a shower, sink, refrigerator, and first-aid kit. It even had a drop down computer table with dual LCDs and a skylight with a solar panel.

The concept that will debut at Geneva will be closer to what we can expect from the production version of the compact van. There will be three rows of seating and sliding doors on either side. Nissan says the interior can be configured to accommodate up to seven passengers.

Both passenger and cargo versions of the NV200 will be available, although a launch date is still pending. So far there are no plans to bring the NV200 over to the U.S., but plans could change if Chevrolet decides to import the Orlando or if Ford's Transit Connect is well received.

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