In Japan, where in-car sleeping is growing more popular, more automakers are providing trims of their vehicles that are camper-ready.
The Nissan NV200 was first made available in 2009, however, it is still on the market in Japan, where the LCV variation known as Vanette had minor model-year modifications. Nissan has already phased out the NV200 in the majority of markets, eventually replacing it with the vastly more contemporary Nissan Townstar. The latter's chassis is shared by the Mercedes-Benz Citan/T-Class and the Renault Kangoo.
The "Multi-Bed" option allows for the addition of a sleeping room within the car. Serena, Caravan, and NV200 wagon models from Nissan already come in Multi-Bed versions, and the NV200 now allows customers to purchase this option.
In its home market, the venerable NV200 is still available for at least another year. Customers who choose the outdated workhorse in 2022–2023 will gain access to a new model with an automatic lifter at the back as well as an improved maximum load capacity on the 4WD.
One petrol engine and one diesel engine are available for consumers to select from. The 1.6-liter HR16 engine from Nissan, which is also used in the Micra, Note, and Qashqai, will power the petrol model. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission and has 108 HP and 153 Nm of torque output.
The 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine, which is sourced from Renault and is also present in the Note and Micra, produces 86 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque. Once more, a five-speed manual gearbox transfers power.
The NV200's double bed, which has a flip-up mechanism, can accommodate two adults. Nissan also asserts that the NV200 Vanette's bed is wider than the NV200 Wagon's, though it doesn't say by how much.