New-look Nissan NV350 Urvan launched in Japan. Coming soon to PH?
Updated on February 22 2024
By the looks of things, it seems that Nissan is on the upswing. Not only were they on target with the new car launches, the Japanese automaker just keeps on rolling. To keep the momentum going, Nissan has launched yet another updated model. It's the 2022 Caravan, better known in the Philippines as the NV350 Urvan.
While it's not the most exciting Nissan model out there, it is a very important one. After all, the NV350 is offered around the world and caters to the very important commercial vehicle customers. These types of vans are sales drivers for the company as well, so this updated model has to be impressive. So, what's new for the 2022 model year?
The most obvious change is its front end. A new grille takes center stage with more prominent chrome slats and surrounds. It also loses the tri-grille arrangement that's been a signature of Nissan models over the last couple of years. Even the headlights get a mild makeover, employing the “split” arrangement from the Patrol flagship SUV. Last but not least are the bumpers that are more angular with defined corners. All in all, the styling updates reflect Nissan's current design language for pick-ups and SUVs.
As for the rest of the van's body, it's largely carried over from before. There are a few tweaks that are worth pointing out, though. The 2022 NV350 Urvan now wears the newest “minimalist” Nissan logo, and the tail lights gets the slightest up tweaks.
The interior gets a few updates as well. Some of the changes made to the 2022 model are its steering wheel, digital multi-info display, and climate control system. Japan-spec models even include automatic emergency braking and stability control standard as part of the Intelligent Mobility safety package.
Body style configurations are still the same. These include the narrow body with the standard roof, narrow body with the tall roof, wide body with standard roof, and widebody with tall roof. There are also a wide variety of seating configurations ranging from three to fourteen seats.
On to the engines and there are both gas and diesel options available in Japan. It's worth mentioning that it's only the gas-powered models that get the new look. That said, the diesel versions are expected to get the same facelift as well. The gas engine line-up consists of a 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter derived from the previous-generation X-Trail. The turbodiesel meanwhile is the tried and tested 2.5-liter unit.
So when will the updated Urvan arrive in the Philippines? That is still yet to be determined. In the meantime, why not check out Automart.PH's inventory for used NV 350 Urvans? There is a wide selection available, and you can pick one up whether you're from Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao.