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Nissan Vanette for Sale in Sri Lanka

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Nissan Vanette Review

The Vanette is a small van manufactured by the Japanese automobile bigwig Nissan. It has been on the roads since 1978, and is on its fourth generation at present, which began in 1999. Over the years, the range has been given other names such as the Nissan Sunny Vanette or simply the Nissan Van.

Being mainly a passenger vehicle, the Vanette offers both cargo and passenger options. The Nissan Vanette is now no longer in production, having ended its line in 2010. It is now being replaced by the Nissan NV200 in most markets, but still exists as the Vanette in markets such as Sri Lanka, given its popularity here. Many older versions of the Vanette can be found across the island, standing testimony to its longevity and durability. While the Mazda Bongo is seen by some to be a similar vehicle, and a replacement, the Vanette is dissimilar to the Bongo in many ways. The Vanette can be categorized as a truck, van or even a coach respectively.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Nissan Vanette

1. Nissan Vanette History

The Nissan Vanette is a good vehicle for comfort and ease of driving. In addition, the Vanette offers good cargo space and passenger space in a small vehicle that can easily navigate tough traffic conditions that are found in Sri Lanka. This has led to the Vanette being used for commercial purposes as well as for daily personal work.

In the Vanette range, the VX is the highest grade and it comes with additional features such as dual air conditioning, individually adjustable and rotating seats. Versions were also produced with 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive, which had automatic transmission, manual transmission, and floor and column shift options. The Vanette version that was introduced in 2009, offered good style, comfort, great functionality, fuel economy, and affordability in one compact vehicle. The vehicle is designed to please, with a high roofline, low floor, wedge-shaped waistline, tilted steering wheel, and flush-fit sliding side windows that promoted ventilation. Given that the Vanette is a vehicle from Nissan, which is one of the top brands in Sri Lanka, spare parts and repair personnel for it are easy to find. The vehicle is available with many resellers and agents throughout the island.

2. Nissan Vanette Specifications and Performance

Due to it being a van, the Nissan Vanette comes with an admirable level of performance features to move its cargo as well as the passengers.

Nissan Vanette Engine Specs:

  • Type: Inline DOHC 16-valve
  • Size: 1.5 L/ 2.0 L
  • Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
  • Compression Ratio: 9.8
  • Maximum Output: 131 hp @ 5,200 rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 139 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
  • Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic/ Manual/ Xtronic CVT
  • Top Speed: 123 km/h
  • Acceleration: 23.8 seconds (0-100 km/h)
  • Steering Specs: Engine speed sensitive electric power steering
  • Drive Type: Rear wheel Drive (old)/ Front Wheel Drive (old)
  • Suspension (Front / Rear): Independent strut/ Multi-leaf rear suspension with solid axle
  • Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated disc/ Drum
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 4285 mm x 1690 mm x 1985 mm
  • Curb Weight: 1460 kg
  • Seating Capacity: 2/ 8-seats

3. Nissan Vanette Fuel Consumption

The Nissan Vanette has seen multiple changes to its engines and drive train configurations over the years, with the van being outfitted with 1.2 L, 1.4 L, 1.6 L, 2.0 L, and 2.0 L diesel engines. The 2.3 L diesel engine is considered the most economical of them all. It also comes with 4-speed manual transmission and 3-speed automatic transmission to power its drivetrain.

The Vanette has a good fuel economy and does between 7.9 km/l to 12 km/l under normal driving conditions. It is a good choice for the city driving environment found in Sri Lanka.

Fuel Category: Diesel/ Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 L

CO2 Emissions: 174 g/km (As tested by LTA)

4. The Design of Nissan Vanette

Nissan Vanette Interior: The interior of the Vanette does not disappoint when it comes to comfort and convenience features and is offered with options that includes

Air Conditioning, AM/ FM Stereo, Airbag: Driver, CD Audio System, Cassette Radio, Cup Holders, DVD Player, Navigation System, Power Seats, TV, Third Row Seats, iPod/ USB Compatible, Leather Seats, Rearview Monitor, Bluetooth Connectivity, Interior Rearview Mirror, Power Windows, Trip Computer, Storage Bin, 2- Speakers System.

Nissan Vanette Exterior: The exterior of the Nissan Vanette is built to increase its productivity and has useful features such as

Alloy Wheels, Fog Lights, Spotlights, Tinted Glass, Black Bumpers, Outside Door Handles, Outside Mirrors, Painted Grille, Roof Rack-Mounting Points, Sliding Side Door, Rear Cargo Doors, Rear Window Defroster, Halogen Headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRL), Intermittent Windshield Wipers.

5. Available Color Options of Nissan Vanette

For Interior: Grey

For Exterior: Brilliant Silver, Supper Black, Cayenne Red, Fresh Powder, Graphite Blue

6. Safety Rating And Associated Features

The safety is an aspect that has not being ignored in the Vanette. Therefore, it does come with a number of useful features to ensure the safety of its passengers.

  • Advanced Air Bag System (AABS)
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Reverse Sensors
  • Central Locking
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist
  • Rear Sonar System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise Control
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • 3-Point ALR/ELR Seat Belt System
  • Active Head Restraints
  • Zone Body Construction with Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Energy-Absorbing Steering Column
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Vehicle Immobilizer System

7. Standout Elements of This Model

The Vanette comes with ripple-controlled shock absorbers that can deal with increased stiffness, which can reduce high-frequency vibrations. The leaf-rigid suspensions can also lead to the feeling of stability and durability in the Nissan Vanette.

Security features include optimum lighting with multi-reflector halogen headlights, ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist high-strength Zone Body construction. Apart from that, a display showing time and average fuel consumption is also available.

8. Compared To Other High-Featured Vans Found in Sri Lanka

The Nissan Vanette can be compared with vans such as the Toyota TownAce, the Mazda Bongo and the Toyota HiAce that are also popularly being used throughout Sri Lanka.

Nissan Vanette vs. Toyota TownAce - The Vanette has a more powerful engine than the TownAce

Nissan Vanette vs. Mazda Bongo - The Vanette has a higher top speed when compared with the Bongo

Nissan Vanette vs. Toyota HiAce - The Vanette is cheaper in price when compared with the HiAce

9. Key Reasons to Buy a Nissan Vanette

When considering to by a Nissan Vanette from the Sri Lankan market, it is also best to consider the following aspects of this vehicle as well, in order to have a more informed buying decision.


  • Worthy comfort and convenience features
  • Superb fuel economy for its class in Sri Lanka
  • Very good cargo transporting capability
  • Reasonably high aftermarket value
  • Excellent handling ability


One of the notable disadvantages of the Nissan Vanette van is its seating capacity, which is slightly less compared to some of its competitors. However, this is because the Vanette offers plenty of space as well as features for cargo carrying purposes.

Since the Nissan Vanette is a commercial first vehicle, it does not have the quick acceleration seen in some high featured cars. Nevertheless, the Vanette performs well for the tasks it is created for, when operating under challenging conditions.

10. Where to Find a Nissan Vanette for Sale in Sri Lanka

As of 2015, one of the best options available for a buyer who is considering purchasing a Nissan Vanette is to get in contact with third party vehicle distributors, who are located within prominent metropolitan areas across the country.

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Nissan Vanette Price in Sri Lanka

As mentioned, the Vanette is a popular vehicle in Sri Lanka, and given its durability, many older versions are still easily available across the country. The 1985 Vanette can be bought for Rs. 550,000 while the 1990 version can be bought for a bit more than to Rs. 1 million (as of 2015).

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Price for Reconditioned or Used Nissan Vanette (As Of 2015)

  • Nissan Vanette (1982): Rs. 325,000
  • Nissan Vanette Sunny (1985): Rs. 575,000
  • Nissan Vanette (1986): Rs. 965,000
  • Nissan Vanette (1988): Rs. 1,025,000
  • Nissan Vanette SGL (1991): Rs. 1,250,000
  • Nissan Vanette (1993): Rs. 1,560,000
  • Nissan Vanette (2006): Rs. 2,600,000
  • Nissan Vanette NV200 (2012): Rs. 3,750,000
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