Off the peg Nissans are Good to Go
THE one-size-fits all commercial vehicle has arrived courtesy of Nissan which has just launched a comprehensive line-up of ‘off the peg’ conversions.
In fact there will be a vast number of sizes in the catchily tagged Good-To-Go range, which is to be offered from stock through Nissan’s network of specialist CV dealers.
The idea is to provide a quick solution for operators who can’t afford to wait for ‘bespoke’ conversions.
Good-To-Go models will be carried in stock and backed up by a central stock from which specific requirements can be drawn when required. Each dealer will also have demonstrators available, so potential customers can try before they buy.
The line-up includes tippers, dropsides, box vans and fridge vans and covers the Kubistar, Primastar and Interstar panel van ranges and the Cabstar light truck range. Like all Nissan light commercial vehicles they are covered by a three-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty.
In particular, Nissan has responded to the strong demand for customer-ready refrigerated transport with an extensive choice of bodies sourced from a UK converter.
These range from a 3m3 Kubistar from£14,985, a 5m3 Primastar from£19,995 through to a choice of short or long wheelbase 3.5t Interstars offering volumes from 9m3 to 11m3, priced from£26,995.
Rear door pods with one piece moulded panels and no metal to metal contact ensure high thermal efficiency. There’s also a side loading door as standard on Interstar models.
The latest Cabstar light truck is now offered with a choice of 3.5t box van conversions across all three wheelbases with payloads ranging from 1,160 to 1,422kg, load volumes from 14.3 to 19m3 and load lengths from 3,275mm to 4,375mm.
Constructed from GRP, features include a polyester translucent roof, 18mm Wizadeck flooring, 300mm section kick board, one set of Aeroquip lashing bars and two levels of lashing rails. Twin rear doors opening to 270 ¡ are standard, while customers can alternatively specify a rear roller shutter door.
A refrigerated option on the 3.5 tonne single cab Cabstar uses the same bodybuilder and fridge units featured on other models and comes in capacities ranging from 10.8 to 15.4m3 and with load lengths from 3164mm to 3664mm.
Topping off the Cabstar range is a variety of tippers and dropsides, again spread over standard and crew cab models, and with three wheelbases to cope with every requirement, from landscape gardeners to scaffolders.
Dropside payloads range from 1,239 to 1,521kg and start at load lengths of 3,160mm, extending to 4,600mm. The tipper bodies accommodate load lengths from 3,180mm to 3,500mm.
The 3.4t tipper features heavy duty 2.0mm folded mild steel headboards and a three-stage ram taking it to the fully raised position in 20 seconds.
The 3.5t tipper has 2.5mm pressed steel headboards, formed C-channel side panels with 4mm gussets, and a five-stage OMFB Industrial ram which can raise a full load to maximum height in just 17 seconds.