Nissan Ad Van is a multipurpose car that can be used both for business and family purposes. In this article, we will look at the car. This will include the specification of the vehicle, prices of Nissan Ad Van in Kenya and a buying guide for anyone who wants to get the car.
The car was introduced in 1982, it has gone improvements in its various generations. Currently, it is in its 4th generation that was introduced in 2006. Nissan Ad Van closely resembles the Nissan Wingroad and competes mainly with the Toyota Probox. Ad Van is cheaper and can carry more load since it has more boot space and power, however, it requires timely service and has lower resale value.
Nissan Ad Van specifications
To serve both as cargo ferrying and a passenger vehicle, Nissan Ad Van comes with unique features, let us look at them below.
1. Nissan Ad Van exterior
The exterior of this vehicle is simple and can not be considered very attractive. This however helps in cutting the cost of production giving a lower sale price.
Here are the specs from the outside:
- This is a 5 doors station wagon(two front, two rear and the tailgate)
- The ground clearance starts from 5.7 inches depending on the model, this is however below the 6.5 inches required on Kenyan roads
- You will find alloy rims in most recent models, others have steel rims
- Nissan Ad Van also has foglights
- The curved headlights give an attractive appearance at the front
- There are different colors to pick from, the most common ones however are grey and white
2. Nissan Ad Van interior
The interior of this vehicle is still basic but spacious and more comfortable compared to the Probox.
Below are the interior features:
- The car is a 5 seater(two at the front and three on the second row)
- The seats come with headrests
- For the legroom and headroom, the car is spacious enough, even tall people won’t find it tight
- Ad Van has a good boot space, this can also be increased by folding the back seats
- Cabin storage is also taken care of, this includes cupholders, door panels compartments and seat jacket pockets
- The car is also fitted with airconditioners
- The navigation system is also another additional feature
3. Nissan Ad Van engine
The engine of the Ad Van is a powerful one, the cargo-carrying capacity ranges between 300kg to 450kg. This is not just dependent on the space and suspension but also, on the engine.
Here are the Ad Van engine specs:
- The engine capacity ranges between 1295cc and 2184cc, the most common one in Kenya is the 1500cc
- When it comes to fuel consumption, the coverage is between 13km/l to 17km/l
- The power is between 76ps to 190ps
- You can choose between Front Wheel Drive(FF) or All Wheel Drive(AWD)
- The gear/transmission type in most cases is 4-speed Automatic transmission or Extronic CVT(Continuous Variable Transmission). There are however a few with 5-speed manual transmission
- The tank capacity is 45 liters
Other features include keyless entry, power windows, power lock doors and power steering.
Prices of Nissan Ad Van for sale in Kenya
Different models and grades of Ad Van have their own costs. Below is a list of prices for the Nissan Ad Van being sold in different parts of the country, this includes Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Nairobi, Eldoret and other major towns.
- 2015 model- Ksh 800,000
- 2016 model- Ksh 1.0M
- 2017 model- Ksh 1.1M
- 2018 model- Ksh 1.2M
- 2019 model- Ksh 1.3M
- 2020 model- Ksh 1.8M
- 2021 model- Ksh 2.1M
The above is just an average of the market price. As you would expect, they will change with regard to the dealer and the condition of the vehicle. That being said, with Ksh 600,00 and above, you will find a Nissan Ad Van in good condition in Kenya.
Nissan Ad Van buying guide in Kenya
To get the best, there are tips that you can use. First, you will need to have a clear budget, the planned budget should include all costs that are going to be incurred. This includes the purchase price and additional costs such as the insurance payment.
If you are looking to get a more fuel-efficient Nissan Ad Van, you should go for the Front Wheel Drive type(FF), this is because it consumes less fuel than the All-Wheel Drive type(AWD). FF means the power is being transmitted to the front wheels which in turn carry the vehicle, on the other hand, AWD means that all wheels are receiving power.
In most cases, engines with lower capacities also consume less fuel, on the other hand, they have less power compared to those with higher cc.
Below is a procedure you can follow when buying your car:
- Have a list of Specs that you want for your Nissan Ad Van
- Decide whether you want a brand new one or a secondhand
- Choose between importing and buying locally
- Check for the prices of the model with your specs, if the price is high, choose what to forego. For example, you can forego some features to have a lower model or if you wanted a new one, go for a secondhand instead
After picking the car you want and already have the seller, there are things you should do before completing the purchase.
- Always check for the general condition of the vehicle even when it is new
- If the car is secondhand, involve a mechanic to do the inspection
- For secondhand cars, one should check on the NTSA portal to determine the current owner
- Ensure that the car starts smoothly
- The engine should not be noisy and the vibration should be less
- Check for gear problems
- Verify the documentation, the chassis number and engine number should be what is in the logbook
- Be wary of cons and do not complete your deal online, pay after seeing the vehicle or meeting the dealer in their offices
- Never pay in cash, use the bank instead
Maintenance of Nissan Ad Van
The car has a low maintenance cost and its spare parts are easily available in the country. Some of the problems reported by users of AD Van include gear/transmission problems, engine failure and suspensions problems. You can however avoid the problems with timely service and good maintenance. Here are some tips you can apply to get longer service from your Nissan Ad Van:
- Read the Owner’s manual for detailed instructions on the use of the vehicle
- Take the car for service every 5,000 to 10,000 kilometers
- Use recommended transmission fluid to avoid geat problems
- Makes sure to check for oil and coolant levels frequently and top up if low
- Drive carefully
- Use clean fuel
Above is a look at Nissan Ad Van in Kenya, we hope that you found the article helpful. Cheers!!