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The Townstar was named Compact Van of the Year while the Townstar EV picked up the Electric Van of the Year award.
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Nissan Townstar Claims Double Victory at the 2024 What Van? Awards

Nissan Townstar Claims Double Victory at the 2024 What Van? Awards

  • Nissan picked up awards in two sought-after categories.
  • The Nissan Townstar was voted Compact Van of the Year.
  • Its Battery Electric Version (BEV), the Townstar EV was named Electric Van of the Year.


Nissan Townstar has added another two awards to its trophy cabinet. It picked up the Compact Van of the Year at the 2024 What Van? Awards, while the Townstar EV was named Electric Van of the Year. 

The awards cement Nissan Townstar’s status as one of the best compact vans available on the market today. 

Earlier this year, the Townstar was also named Compact High Cube Van of the Year at the 2023 Great British Fleet Awards 

What Van? Is the UK’s biggest monthly van-buying guide and has been in circulation for over 30 years. The annual awards are judged by a panel of light commercial vehicle experts. Categories include manufacturer awards, industry awards, and headline awards. 

Francesco Russiello, LCV category manager at Nissan GB, said: ''Here at Nissan, we know what a fantastic vehicle Townstar is, and it's wonderful to receive official confirmation of this at the respected What Van? Awards. 

''Naturally, we are delighted – in particular with our overall 'Electric Van of the Year' success, in which Townstar would have been competing with vehicles of all shapes and sizes from a wide range of manufacturers. 

''With tougher emissions standards, urban access restrictions, and ever-increasing demand for last-mile delivery, businesses large and small need to find effective and sustainable solutions to remain competitive and optimise their operations. Townstar fits the bill perfectly.'' 

Nissan Townstar – Compact Van of the Year 

Looks can be deceiving. Though while the Nissan Townstar might be compact on the outside, there’s plenty of room on the inside. Two lengths are available, with the L1 version offering up to 3.3m3of load space and 4.3m3 on the L2 version.  

With a payload of up to 770kg, it also has impressive towing capabilities with a maximum braked towing capacity of up to 1,500kg. 

The Nissan Townstar also sets a new standard for safety, connectivity, and driver assistance features in small vans. 

Get a 360-degree view of everything happening around you with the Around View Monitor. You can also benefit from Nissan Connected Services to keep your business on the move while you are.

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Nissan Townstar EV – Electric Van of the Year 

The Nissan Townstar EV can lower your running costs and emissions, one journey at a time. Enjoy up to 183 miles (WLTP) of electric driving range and easy charging.  

If you have a wall box charger at home, you can schedule charging during off-peak electricity rates to cut costs. You can also find your nearest public charging point using the touch-screen display. 

With the NissanConnect Services app, you can check remaining battery levels. As well as pre-heating the temperature of the Nissan Townstar EV. 

As Low Emission Zones (LEZ) become more prominent across the UK and Scotland, an electric van also means you will be exempt from paying any charges.  

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Looking for a new Nissan Townstar or Nissan Townstar EV At Bristol Street Motors, we can help. Find your local Bristol Street Motors Nissan dealership and book a test drive today. 

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