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Nissan To Release New Clipper Mini-Commercial Vehicle

Autech Japan To Release Clipper Personal Chair Cab LV Models and Special Equipment Work Vehicles
Nissan To Release New Clipper Mini-Commercial Vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tokyo - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will release its new Clipper mini-commercial vehicle in the domestic market on October 6.

 

 


Clipper Truck DX


Clipper Van High Roof DX

 

 

The Clipper to be rolled out next month will be Nissan's first mini-commercial vehicle. Together with the Moco minicar released in April last year, it will give Nissan one passenger car line and one commercial vehicle line each in the mini-vehicle market.  The new Clipper will further expand Nissan's product lineup, ranging from passenger cars to commercial vehicles and mini-vehicles and enable the company to respond to a wider spectrum of customer needs and wants.

The new Clipper mini-commercial vehicle will be available in two body types, a Truck and a Van. Both types feature exceptional ease of use ranking among the best in their class, including attributes such as large cargo-carrying capacity and nimble maneuverability. In addition, with a driver's SRS airbag system among the standard safety equipment provided*1, the Clipper also achieves high-level safety performance. With regard to environmental friendliness, all Clipper models are certified as excellent low-emission vehicles (E-LEVs)*2 under the low-emission vehicle certification system of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

The Clipper is supplied to Nissan by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation under an OEM supply arrangement.

*1 Except for some specialequipment models
*2 The low-emission vehicle certification system of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport was inaugurated on April 1, 2000 to promote the diffusion of low-emission vehicles through their selection by ordinary consumers. To qualify for E-LEV certification, a vehicle must reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and hydrocarbon (HC) emissions by an additional 50% from the levels mandated by Japan's 2000 exhaust emission regulations.

Origin of the model name
Clipper was used as the model name of a Nissan small truck that was marketed in Japan from September 1958 to January 1976. It comes from the English word  "clipper"  referring to something that moves swiftly such as a fast horse.

The following features are among the principal attributes distinguishing the Clipper:
 ·  High levels of intrinsic performance and usability for mini-commercial vehicle user
 ·  A driver's SRS airbag system as standard safety equipment (Except for some specialequipment models)
 ·  The largest cargo space and one of the widest back door openings (Van) in its class

Sales target   20,000 units/year

Dealers selling the Clipper
Nissan and Motor channel dealers of the Nissan Blue Stage, and Satio, Prince and Cherry channel dealers of the Nissan Red Stage (including Nissan Red & Blue Stage dealers that handle all models)

Clipper Overview
1. High levels of intrinsic performance and usability for mini-commercial vehicle user

Clipper Truck
 ·  Cargo-carrying capacity
At 1,415 mm, the Truck has one of the widest beds in its class, as well as providing an effective bed length (from the guard frame to the rear gate) of 1,925 mm, enabling it to accommodate a wide variety of cargo.

The height of the bed surface from the ground is set at a low 650 mm for reduced effort in loading and unloading cargo.

It also comes with a variety of handy equipment features for enhanced working ease, such as guard frame and rear gate protectors, a work light and a rear gate chain, among others.

 ·  Cockpit
The sliding assist grips provided on both the driver's and passenger's sides and a low step height of 365 mm allow easy entry and exit.

The driver's seat slides fore and aft up to 90 mm, enabling users to maintain a suitable driving position.

Outstanding maneuverability is achieved with a minimum turning radius of 4.0 meters.

Clipper Van
 ·  Cargo-carrying capacity
The cargo area width and height are among the largest in this class, measuring 1,370 mm and 1,230 mm, respectively. Together with a cargo bay length of 1,840 mm, these dimensions enable the Van to accommodate large numbers of beer cases, bread cases, rice straw mats and plywood sheets, among other items.

The seatback of the passenger's seat folds down forward to create enough space to carry carpets for a six-mat (approximately 9.8 m2) room.

The back door opening is one of the widest in this class at 1,285 mm. This wide opening and the bed height of 650 mm from the ground facilitate smooth and easy loading/unloading operations.

 ·  Cockpit

The sliding assist grips provided on both the driver's and passenger's sides and a low step height of 365 mm make ingress and egress easy

The driver's seat slides fore and aft as much as 150 mm.

The minimum turning radius is a small 4.3 m.

2. Mechanisms
Powering the Clipper is the 660-cc 3G83 engine that generates higher torque in the practical speed range to provide ample start-off and hill-climbing acceleration even when the vehicle is loaded with cargo.

The Clipper offers a selection of three transmissions: a 5-speed manual, a 3-speed automatic or a 4-speed automatic. The 4-speed automatic transmission features integrated control with the engine to deliver smooth driving performance with little shift shock.

The 4WD system can be activated at the touch of a button. Truck models fitted with the manual transmission are equipped with a High-Low selector lever for obtaining greater traction on rough roads.

3. Safety and environmental friendliness
A driver's SRS airbag system is a standard safety feature on all models, except for some special equipment work vehicles.

All models have E-LEV certification because they emit 50% fewer emissions than the levels required by Japan's 2000 exhaust emission standards.

A passenger's SRS airbag system plus front-seat seatbelts with pretensioners and an antilock braking system (ABS) are optionally available on all grades.

Suggested Nationwide Retail Prices (excluding consumption tax)
Clipper Truck

Drive system

Grade

Engine

Transmission

Price ('000 yen)

2WD
 (front engine,
 front drive)

SD

3G83

5MT

575

3AT

640

DX

5MT

653*

3AT

718

GL

5MT

945

4AT

1,025

4WD

SD

5MT

726

3AT

791

DX

5MT

804

3AT

869

GL

5MT

1,065

4AT

1,145

Clipper Van

Drive system

Roof type

Grade

Engine

Transmission

Price ('000 yen)

2WD
 (front engine,
front drive)

Standard roof

 

SD

3G83

5MT

834

DX

910

3AT

970

High roof

 

SD

5MT

857

3AT

917

DX

5MT

933*

3AT

993

GL

5MT

1,038

4AT

1,118

4WD

 

Standard roof

 

SD

5MT

954

DX

1,030

3AT

1,090

High roof

SD

5MT

977

3AT

1,037

DX

5MT

1,053

3AT

1,113

GL

5MT

1,158

4AT

1,238

*Model in the photo

5MT: 5-speed manual transmission

3AT: 3-speed automatic transmission

4AT: 4-speed automatic transmission


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Personal Chair Cab Ramp Type (fitted with optional equipment)


2-compressor Medium-Temperature Refrigerated Vehicle (fitted with optional equipment)

 

 

Autech Japan Ltd., a Nissan affiliate, will release Clipper Personal Chair Cab lifecare vehicles (LVs)*, which enable wheelchair users to enter and ride in their chairs, and special equipment work vehicles in the domestic market on October 6. These vehicles have been newly customized in conjunction with the release of the new Clipper mini-commercial vehicle.

*Nissan Group companies use the term lifecare vehicle (LV) to refer to vehicles that are specifically designed to assist people with special mobility needs in their daily lives.

Overview of Clipper LV Series Models
 ·  Ramp Type
This model is equipped with a manual ramp and wheelchair tie-downs to enable wheelchair users to enter and ride in their chairs. A kneeldown system is provided to lower the rear-end height, giving the ramp a gentle slope. Wheelchair users and caregivers can enjoy peace of mind in using the ramp because it is secured to the ground. The high roof and low floor height combine to create a high interior height that can accommodate large-size wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs. The ramp can accommodate a maximum weight of 250 kg.

 ·  Lift Type
This model is fitted with a fully automatic wheelchair lift and wheelchair tie-downs, enabling wheelchair users to enter and ride in their chairs. The powerful lift can accommodate a maximum weight of 300 kg, and the high interior height makes it possible to carry large-size wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs.

Vehicle Specifications of Clipper LV Series

Model

Personal Chair Cab

Specification

Ramp Type

Lift Type

Base model

DX

Drive system

2WD (front engine, rear drive)/4WD

Engine

3G83

Transmission

3AT

Seating capacity

4

Major equipment/specification additions/changes relative to basevehicle

Manual ramp

Fully automatic lift

Kneeldown system

Wheelchair tie-downs

Wheelchair tie-downs

 

Body colors

White <#AWN>

Wine Red (M) <#RAN>

Silver (M) <#SCN>

Medium Blue (P) <#FAN>

All interior colors are Gray (K)

(M): Metallic    (P): Pearl

 

 

 

 

Overview of Clipper Special Equipment Work Vehicles
 ·  The Clipper lineup of special equipment work vehicles consists of a wide variety of 38 different Van and Truck variations combined. Principal variations include refrigerated vehicles, such as a 2-compressor model with outstanding temperature control capability in the refrigerator compartment. In addition, the dump truck lineup includes a gravel dump truck, a lift-up dump truck and a multipurpose dump truck, among other versions for meeting a wide variety of user

Major Special Equipment Work Vehicles

 

Truck

Van

Chiller Vehicle

O

O

Refrigerated Vehicle

O

O

Rear Gate Lift

O

 

Dump Truck

O

 

Open Van

O

 

King Cab

O

 

Double Cab

 

O

Stainless Steel Rear Body

O

 

Kerosene Tank Truck

O

 

Dealers selling the Clipper LV Series and Special Equipment Work Vehicles
Nissan and Motor channel dealers of the Nissan Blue Stage, and Satio, Prince and Cherry channel dealers of the Nissan Red Stage (including Nissan Red & Blue Stage dealers that handle all models)

LV Series

 

 

Drive system

Engine

Grade

Seating
capacity

Transmission

Price
('000 yen)

 

Personal
 Chair Cab

Ramp Type

2WD (front
engine, rear drive)

3G83

DX

4

3AT

1,593*

 

4WD

1,713

 
 

Lift Type

2WD (front
engine, rear drive)

1,934

 

4WD

2,054

 
 

*Model in the photo

 

Workuse Series

   

Drive
system

Engine

Seating
capacity

Transmission

Price
('000 yen)

 

Truck

Low Floor Dump Truck

4WD

3G83

2

5MT

1,118

 
 

2-compressor Medium-Temperature
Refrigerated Vehicle

2WD 
 (front engine, rear drive)

1,532*

 

Van

Chiller Van

2WD
 (front engine, rear drive)

3AT

1,283

 

Double Cab

4WD

2 (4)

1,331

 
 

*Model in the photo

 

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