The History Of Nissan Caravan
The Nissan Caravan is a van designed by Nissan for use as a fleet vehicle or cargo van. Outside Japan the car was sold as either Nissan Urvan or Homy. Several configurations of this van are available, including the GX (flat roof) and DX (taller roof) models, and several models with multiple engine configurations including the KA24DE, the KA20DE, a 2.7 liter TD27 diesel, and a 3 liter diesel, the ZD30DD, as well as the ZD30DDTi. The E25 chassis is also used in connection with the Isuzu Como with same engines offered by Nissan.
From 1986 until 1987, a KD-ARE24 chassis was used. The 1988 to 1997 models used the E24 chassis, models from 1998 onward use the TA-QGE25 chassis and VWE25 chassis. Currently, the Caravan outsells the Toyota Hiace since 2004. One main reason is due it having more power and cargo room.
E20 / E21 / E22
The Urvan was a transporter vehicle manufactured by Datsun with 3, 5, 7 and up to 10 seats (minibus). It was especially popular in Europe, and was again very popular in Fire Departments and as ambulances in certain countries. It had a somewhat difficult handling, as it was heavy to steer, and did not come with power steering. Also, the gear shifter was located at the floor and went all the way up to the height of the hand, and had a slight curve. The gear shifter was nearly 80 centimetres long, so it was somewhat clumsy to shift, but it came with 5 gears, unusual in Europe at that time. It was delivered with a 1.6 litre (1596 cc) engine, a 1.8 litre (1798 cc) engine and a 2.0 litre (1998 cc) engine. It was produced from 1978 to 1983, when the Datsun brand ceased. The Urvan was rebadged into Nissan Vanette in 1984.
The Urvan was used in a Norwegian Olsenbanden movie from 1982. It belonged to "KBG", meaning "Kristoffersen Body Guards", a pun on KGB.
Power for E25 Engines
ZD30DD 105HP (NON-TURBO)3.0L DIESEL ZD30DDTi 121HP AND NEWER MODELS (2004 AND UP) 130HP 3.0L DIESEL KA20DE 120HP PETROL 2.0L KA24DE 140HP PETROL 2.4L
Top Speed for the turbo diesel 160km(nissan) to as much as 190km
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