|Also called||Nissan Caravan (Japan)|
Makati City, Philippines
Shatai, Kyūshū, Japan
|Body and chassis|
The Nissan Urvan is a van produced by Nissan.
The Nissan Urvan's origins date back to the Datsun Urvan was Introduced in 1973 by Nissan with 3, 5, 7, and up to 10 seats. 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 was not available 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 five gears, unusual in Europe at that time. It was delivered with a 1.6 litre (1,596 cc) engine, a 1.8 litre (1,798 cc) engine, and a 2.0 litre (1,998 cc) engine. It was produced until replaced by the E23 Caravan in late summer 1980.In export markets the first and second generations were called Datsun Urvan, until the Nissan brand replaced it worldwide in 1983-1984.This generation is becoming rare and suffers from rust problems. The Nissan Urvan was launched in 1996 (E24) and in 2006 (E25) becoming Nissan improvement in fuel economy over Filipino's 2013 fuel economy standard.