Nissan unveiled the e-NV200 VIP Concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover, Germany, with the electric van getting an upgraded look and luxury features.
The study may preview a future production model, with Nissan saying a zero emission van can access all current and future clean air zones, as well as drive inside buildings, making it suitable as shuttle transport for VIPs.
The e-NV200 VIP Concept features a two-tone metallic blue exterior, with two-tone alloy-wheels and a wraparound blue decal. However, the main attraction is the luxurious interior, which features a white leather upholstery with blue accents, black trim and carpets and a piano black finish on the control surfaces.
The top half of the cabin, including the headlining, window surrounds and pillar covers are white to create a spacious feel. Although it’s a minivan, the e-NV200 VIP Concept only features two rear seats that come with integrated seat belts, armrests and extending leg rests. The “Club Class” rear seats are positioned well behind the sliding door in order to extend legroom up to 670mm (26.4in) and accommodate tall passengers.
The rear passengers face a 21.5-inch DSP monitor which can display movies or other images from a passenger’s digital device, such as a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Furthermore, the central console between the rear seats includes controls for the monitor and room lights and houses a drinks fridge.
The study also features Nissan’s Smart Rear View mirror, which enables clear rearward visibility under all conditions. Power comes from the same 80kW AC synchronous electric motor and 48-module lithium-ion battery from the production e-NV200 and Leaf.