The new version, as usual, is distinguished by its decor. The equipment is standard: the minibus is available with a junior Nissan gasoline engine or a diesel engine from Mitsubishi.
This year the Nissan Caravan celebrates its 50th anniversary, and in honor of this event, the Japanese decided to release a special version, which received the simple name 50th Anniversary. Let us remind you that the current fifth-generation model has been in service since 2012, it underwent restyling in 2021, and at the same time the current minibus got rid of the NV350 prefix.
First generation Nissan Caravan (E20 series) from 1973
The anniversary version was given to the “short” Caravan with a flat roof. The length of such a car is 4695 mm, width – 1695 mm, height – 1990 mm, distance between the axles – 2555 mm. The model range also includes options with a length of 5080 or 5230 mm with a wheelbase of 2940 mm (the largest Caravan has a width of 1880 mm). The external feature of the Nissan Caravan 50th Anniversary is black decor; the edging of the radiator grille, mirror housings, handles, sliding door guides and the insert above the rear license plate are made in this color. Well, there are also badges on the body with the name of the special version.
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Inside, there is 50th Anniversary embroidery on the headrests of the seats. The new version is made on the basis of the rich Grand Premium GX package, so the list of equipment includes a standard DVR, multimedia system and all-round cameras.
The Caravan 50th Anniversary is offered with Nissan's naturally aspirated gasoline QR20DE 2.0 (130 hp) and Mitsubishi 4N16 2.4 diesel engine (132 hp; Nissan no longer installs its own diesel engines on the minibus), both engines are combined with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. By the way, the standard Caravan is also equipped with a senior petrol engine – QR25DE 2.5 (147 hp).
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The anniversary special version will hit the home market on October 10, the Nissan Caravan 50th Anniversary will cost the Japanese $23,700 – $30,300. It will be on sale only until March next year, and the company immediately warns that it may remove such a minibus from the range ahead of schedule if it “reaches production capacity.”