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Nissan at 62nd International Hanover Motor Show

13th September 2008 Print
Nissan Cabstar Hybrid At this year’s 62nd International Motor Show in Hanover, Nissan will be displaying key updates to the ever-popular Cabstar, as well as a concept vehicle.

Cabstar Hybrid
The Cabstar’s Hybrid powertrain is a single clutch system that consists of the existing 3.0-litre (ZD30) diesel unit, developing 150PS, and inverter, plus the corresponding control units. The technology has been developed in cooperation with ZF, Nissan’s technical partner on Hybrid technologies. The battery is Lithium Ion and has been supplied as part of Nissan’s joint venture with leading Japanese company NEC.

Nissan estimates that the Cabstar Hybrid can potentially achieve a 30 per cent reduction in fuel consumption, depending on driving style. The Cabstar Hybrid includes innovative Stop/Start technology, which automatically cuts the engine to conserve fuel.

Regenerative Braking is another feature of the Cabstar Hybrid. In this instance it is the kinetic energy shed as the brakes are applied that is redirected to the battery.

The appeal of the Cabstar will be boosted even further with the launch of a new robotised manual transmission.

Based on the six-speed unit, the new system has also been developed in collaboration with ZF.

Additionally, a series of updates have been made to Cabstar’s interior – to improve comfort and convenience for driver and passenger alike.

The concept vehicle NV200 will also be on display. First shown at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show, NV200 is a look ahead to the possible future of a modern van.

The NV200 was conceived for the needs of an underwater explorer and photographer. To meet the needs of this particular specialist, there is a patented sliding cargo pod which is divided into a number of separate areas into which different pieces of diving and photographic equipment can be stored.

Designed at Nissan Design Europe, in London, NV200 demonstrates that Nissan’s commitment to emotive design, alternative thinking and bold innovation extends not only to its passenger vehicles, but to its light commercial vehicles too.

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