Nissan is marking the 50th anniversary of its original Caravan light commercial vehicle with a special edition release in Japan. The Caravan 50th Anniversary edition enhances the classic design with unique visual elements.
The sixth-generation Caravan, initially named NV350, made its debut in 2011 and has continued to be available through two facelifts in 2017 and 2021.
The 50th Anniversary model stands out with a black-finished grille, electrically retractable mirrors, door handles, sliding door rails, and tailgate garnish. It’s complemented by the striking “Cashmere Greige” body color among the four available options. Additionally, “50th Anniversary” emblems adorn the tailgate and are embroidered on the headrests.
This special edition is based on the Grand Premium GX trim and is offered in a single body type measuring 5,080 mm (200.0 inches) in length, featuring a stretched wheelbase, standard roof height, and low floor. Nissan notes that while it is primarily used for work purposes, some customers also enjoy it for leisure activities. Despite its age, the vehicle comes standard with various Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety systems, including an around-view monitor.
Customers can choose between a 2.0-liter QR20DE petrol engine, producing 129 hp (96 kW / 130 PS) and 178 Nm (131 lb-ft) of torque, or a Mitsubishi-sourced 2.5-liter 4N16 diesel engine, delivering 130 hp (97 kW / 132 PS) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. Power is transmitted to either the rear or all four wheels through a 7-speed automatic gearbox.
The Nissan Caravan 50th Anniversary will be available for sale in Japan from October 10, 2023, to March 2024. Pricing starts at ¥3,483,700 ($23,668) for the 2WD version and goes up to ¥4,453,900 ($30,260) for the 4WD variant with the diesel engine.