BANGKOK, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan( http://www.nissan.co.th ) today introduced the NV350 Urvan CNG, a new version of the premium commercial vehicle powered by a bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) engine. This is Nissan's third CNG model in Thailand. Sales begin today throughout Thailand.
To address the growing demand in Thailand for the alternative fuel, Nissan( http://www.nissan.co.th ) launched its first CNG model, the Navara CNG, in July 2013, followed by the Sylphy CNG. With the addition of NV350 Urvan CNG to the line-up, Nissan is ready to serve more customers who are looking for a CNG vehicle.
"The increased demand for CNG vehicles in Thailand has created new opportunities for Nissan," said Hiroyuki Yoshimoto, president of Nissan Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. "With outstanding performance, more space and great fuel efficiency, we are confident the CNG version of the NV350 Urvan will provide excellent value in this segment."
The new NV350 Urvan CNG is powered by a QR25DE engine, which generates 147 horsepower at 5,600 rpm with a maximum torque of 213 Nm at 4,400 rpm. Engineered for advanced CNG operations, the vehicle includes new technologies such as an advanced floating gas injection system to maximize the efficiency of gas consumption and an advanced electronic system to effectively control the injection of gas, minimizing noise created through gas injection. The new vehicle will reduce running costs by two thirds compared to a conventional petrol engine.
NV350 Urvan CNG has two 100-liter CNG fuel tanks with protective coverings installed in the bed of the last row seats. Its special receptacle valve is located at the fuel filler area, allowing customers to replenish CNG at their convenience. NV350 Urvan CNG is available in two models: a 12-seater version with automatic transmission and a 16-seater with manual transmission. Both offer a comfortable and spacious interior, with 18 air vents and a modern MID (Multi-Information Display) function.
NV350 Urvan CNG comes in five colors -- solid white, brilliant silver, metallic grey, solid black and tiger eye brown -- and is priced from 1.251M baht.
About Nissan Motor Co.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with approximately 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012.
Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.
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