Family vacation, barkada getaway, or even a normal Sunday drive, most Filipinos love to travel in groups. With that said, SUVs and 7-seat crossovers are some of the sought after vehicles in the local market. However, if that’s not enough for you, since you want your lolo and lola; tito and tita; best friend and friends to join the trip, then Nissan might have the right vehicle for you.
Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) introduced the Urvan Premium, a van that can accommodate up to 15 individuals. Compared to the standard Urvan, the Premium variant features a larger cabin and a more upmarket, premium feel.
The exterior design of the NPI’s 15-seater van is fitted with the brand’s V-motion grille, large headlights, fog lamps, and distinctive bumper. Moreover, it has shorter overhangs as compared to the standard Urvan. But, the thing that separates this Premium variant is its high roof and bigger dimensions.
In comparison with the other Urvan variants, the Premium version stands 295 mm taller, 185 mm wider, and is 535 mm longer. It also has a longer wheelbase of 2,940 mm. This numbers mean that your lolo and lola; tito and tita would have a more comfortable ride due to the Urvan Premium’s roomy cabin.
Inside, it has suede-like tricot fabric seats, 14 individual rear air conditioning vents, 10 cup holders, and a high head room (5’5’’ individuals could sort of stand straight inside the van). Safety-wise, the Urvan Premium is equipped with dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system with brake assist, load sensing valve, security alarm, and electronic door locks.
Powering the Urvan is a 2.5L turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 129 hp and 356 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Nissan Urvan Premium is priced at P1,650,000. It will be available at dealerships nationwide by June 2017 in 3 color schemes: Alpine White, Black Obsidian, and Tiger Eye Brown.