Dimensions For Converting An NV200

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This blog is a written account of my Nissan NV200 camper van conversion video series.

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During the lockdown, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to continue all the projects I have planned for my van build, as I have limited access to the tools, materials and space to work that I previously did. 

So I thought I would make a short blog about all the dimensions and measurements of the NV200 which might be a useful reference to other people who, like myself, are converting a Nissan NV200 into a small camper van.

One of the main reasons I purchased an NV200 is that it is small, quite narrow compared to other small panel vans and surprisingly compact.

I’ve been so impressed with both its driving performance over the year that I’ve owned it, as well as its adaptability for a van conversion, and can’t recommend it highly enough to others. For my purposes, it is the perfect van for day-to-day driving, holidays, weekends away and surf trips.

About my Nissan NV200

My NV200 is a 2015 Acenta model. All the dimensions in this video are based on my van, so it’s worth bearing in mind that I don’t have any back seats and I have also removed the metal bulkhead so that I can fit a surfboard through the middle gap between the front seats.

To the best of my knowledge, all Nissan NV200s from 2010 onwards are the same dimensions, other than the fact that some have seats in the back, so may not have as much storage room as my empty van.

If you’re interested in seeing how I got my van to its current state, then please check out the ongoing van conversion series on my channel, and be sure to subscribe while you’re there!

Please note that all measurements are approximate and I have done work to my van which might mean these dimensions are slightly different to another NV200.

So let’s get started with the outside

Van length

The Nissan NV200 is 440cm (173.2in) long from bumper to bumper.

Nissan NV200 van from the side with length measurements on
Length of Nissan NV200 van

Front width

The width of the van at the front is 169.5cm (66.7in) excluding wing mirrors, or 201.1cm (79.2in) wide including the wing mirrors. 

Front of a Nissan NV200 with width measurements
Nissan NV200 van width

Van height

The height of the NV200 , without roof bars or a pop-top, is 186cm (73.2in).

A Nissan NV200 from behind with height measurements
Height of a Nissan NV200

Height with roof bars

The roof bars add an additional 10 centimetres to the total height, without a load on top of them.

Thule roof bars on a Nissan NV200 with height measurements
Thule roof bars for the Nissan NV200

The roof bars I have installed are Thule bars, made up of the 3085 fitting kit, the 753 feet set, and the 969 wing bars, which are 127cm (50in) long.

Thule roof bars for a Nissan NV200 with width dimensions
Thule roof bars for a Nissan NV200

The sliding side doors 

When closed the sliding side doors are 98.5cm (38.8in) at their widest point and 145cm (57.1in) in height.

NV200 exterior closed door dimensions
NV200 exterior closed door dimensions

When opened, the doorways are 73cm (28.7in) wide and 119cm (46.9) high.

The back doors

When closed, the back doors are 140cm (55.1in) high and 146cm (57.5in) wide.

Nissan NV200 back door height and width
Nissan NV200 back door height and width

This creates an open doorway of 129cm (50.8in) high and 126cm (49.6in) wide.

Nissan NV200 van back doorway with dimensions
Nissan NV200 van back doorway dimensions

Large and small back barn doors

The large back door is 87cm (34.2in) high and the small back door is 58cm (22.8in) wide.

The wheelbase

Being a short van the wheelbase, or the distance between the centre of the front and back wheels, measures in at 272.5cm (107.3in).

Nissan NV200 wheels with wheelbase dimensions
Nissan NV200 wheelbase dimensions

Floor height

The distance from the ground outside up to the van floor 46cm (18.1in).

Nissan NV200 wheelbase dimensions
Nissan NV200 wheelbase dimensions

Now onto the interior of the NV200:

Floor to ceiling height

The NV200 has an interior height 135.8cm (53.5in) from floor to ceiling at its highest point. This is enough room to sit down in, but not to stand up in.

NV200 floor to ceiling height with measurements
NV200 floor to ceiling height

NV200 interior width

The width of the van at its widest part is 150cm (59in) however between the wheel arches, the van has 122cm (48in) of width.

Nissan NV200 interior width between side doors
Nissan NV200 interior width between side doors
Nissan NV200 interior width between wheel arches
Nissan NV200 interior width between wheel arches

Wheel arch height

The wheel arches themselves are approximately 25cm (9.8in) (picture below incorrect) high with a floor in the van. This can vary depending on how thick the floor, subfloor, insulation and van carpet are.

Nissan NV200 wheel arch height with dimension
Nissan NV200 wheel arch height

NV200 inside length

The interior length of the van, from the back doors to the front seats is 204cm (80.3in) however with the bulkhead removed, like my van, it allows an object of 290cm (35.4in) in length to fit between the front seats without resting on the dashboard. My surfboard (pictured below) is 9′ 5″ and there is approximately a couple of inches more room.

NV200 interior length
9' 5" surfboard between the seats of a Nissan NV200
9′ 5″ surfboard between the seats of the NV200

Gap between seats 

The gap between the front seats is 27cm (10.6in) and the gap between the front passenger seat and the handbrake is 20cm (7.9in).

Gap between NV200 front seats with measurements
Gap between NV200 front seats

Entire interior length

The length from the windscreen to the rear doors at a diagonal is approximately 340cm (133.8in).

Length of Nissan NV200 interior with measurement
Length of Nissan NV200 interior

Van weight

Finally, the weight of the van unloaded is around 1200kg and it can carry a weight of up to 795kg.

Hopefully this video might be of use to someone doing there own Nissan NV200 van conversion.

If you want to see more of my camper van build in action, please CLICK HERE.

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