|Also called||Dongfeng Green Lotus|
|Production||1959 – present|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||Bus (SWB & LWB)|
|Wheelbase||3,310 mm (130.3 in) (SWB)
3,690 mm (145.3 in) (LWB)
|Length||6,270 mm (246.9 in) (SWB)
6,990 mm (275.2 in) (LWB)
|Width||2,065 mm (81.3 in) (TD42 engine)
2,255 mm (88.8 in) (TB45E engine)
|Height||2,650 mm (104.3 in) (LWB)|
In Japan, Asia-Pacific, Mid-East, Africa, South America, its principal competitors are Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa, Isuzu Journey and Toyota Coaster. In China the Civilian is marketed by Dongfeng as the Dongfeng Green Lotus but uses the Nissan logos.
- 1 Design
- 2 Chassis Codes
- 3 Seating
- 4 Interior, Equipment & Options
- 5 Notorious users
- 6 See Also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Nissan Civilian is current sold under the Civilian and W41 or W 41 names. It is sold in Japan as Civilian, and several countries in Central & South America. The normal seating capacity is 26 passengers, 2 other passengers seated in individual seats located one behind the rear window and one between the axle and the door, and a driver's seat in front of the windscreen. The Civilian has a unique design in that its steering wheel/driver's seat was located in front of the bus, outside the cabin, operated in a standing position in earlier models. Its main competitors are the Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa and the Toyota Coaster, Isuzu Journey, and, in some countries Civilian/ W41 minibuses are found only in small quantities, compared to the Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa and the Toyota Coaster, Isuzu Journey.
- TB45E: 4.5L Gasoline
- TD42: 4.2L Diesel
- TD42T: 4.2L Diesel Turbo
- RD28T: 2.8L Diesel Turbo
- ED33: 3.3 Diesel
- ED33T 3.3 Diesel Turbo
- ED35: 3.5L Diesel
- UW40: 1982-1988
- MGW40/MW40: 1982-1990
- FGW40/FW40/VUSW40: 1984-1988
- RGW40/RYW40: 1988- 
- BGW40/BW40: 1990- 
- RAW40: 1993- 
- Models vary from Roof Style, A/C Option, and Wheelbase
- BCW41/BHW41/BJW41/BVW41: 1999-2004
- ACW41/AHW41/AJW41/AVW41: 2004-2007
- DCW41/DHW41/DJW41/DVW41: 2004- 
- Models vary from Suspension, Engine, and Wheelbase
- 26 passengers
- 30 passengers
Interior, Equipment & Options
Includes reclining high-back seats, automatic sliding door, cloth carpet, tinted windows, self-leveling suspension and other options.
Includes an automatic folding door, non-tinted windows with curtains and non-reclinable, low-back seats, and other options.
Includes an automatic folding door, reclinable, high-back seats, better audio equipment, rear windshield wipers and other options.
Includes an automatic reclinable high-back driver's seat, supreme audio equipment, TV, rear windshield wipers, toilet and other amenities.
Includes an automatic height-adjustable driver's seat, cruise control, BOSE audio equipment, Rear Projection TV, passenger air-bags, toilet, refrigerator, reclinable passenger seats with retractable table, self-levelling suspension.
Special Purpose Vehicles
- School Bus
- Presidential transportation
- Grand saloon bus
- Library Car
- Execution Van (Prisoner transporter)
- Wheelchair Van
Ousted Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, in his reign, had at least one Nissan Civilian as his personal transport. It was a luxury, fully furnished version with amenities such as TV, restroom and kitchenette. This Civilian is now said to be owned by a Panamanian national who obtained it in very bad condition and restored it.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Nissan Civilian.|
- Nissan Civilian Official Homepage
- Nissan ME Homepage in Civilian
- BusExplorer.com Nissan Civilian
- NCSOL Bus Release "Nissan Civilian"
- Safety Recalls for Nissan Civilian Japanese Imports