Nissan Clipper for Sale in Pakistan
The Nissan Clipper is the only mini commercial vehicle offered by the Japanese automaker. It is manufactured on behalf of Nissan by Mitsubishi Motors, and is nearly identical to Mitsubishi’s own Minicab, but marketed by Nissan Motors as NV100 Clipper since 2005. Although being small in size, this minivan delivers best utility within minimal operating cost.
As the Nissan Clipper is not offered officially by Ghandhara Nissan Limited, the sole distributor of Nissan vehicles in Pakistan, it can either be imported from Japan or bought locally in used condition. Despite this restriction, consumers still prefer seeking Nissan Clipper cars for sale in Pakistan.
What makes Nissan Clipper an Exclusive Minivan?
Performance of Clipper
The only engine option available in Nissan Clipper is a 660cc DOHC three-cylinder 12-valve that produces 64 horsepower. The engine output is distributed to the wheels using four-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. It is available in either two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) option with differential lock.
Design of Clipper
The overall exterior styling takes a lot of design cues from the Mitsubishi Minicab. It has a compact and elevated body. The major distinction between the two vehicles is the design of the front grille and headlamps. The new Clipper is available in only two exterior colors; Superior White and Silky Silver. The elevated Clipper Rio G is also available in Metallic Black.
On the inside, the Nissan Clipper offers a spacious passenger compartment with seating capacity of four, along with the rear cargo area. As it is mainly used as a commercial vehicle, the rear seat bench can be folded or removed to create more cargo room.
The features that set this minivan apart from its competitors include its robustness and a fairly decent design. The body is claimed to be rust-resistant with its corrosion proof steel plates and undercoating. In fact, the company also provides a corrosion warranty of three and five years, however it is not applicable in Pakistan.
The Clipper takes advantage over its Minicab sibling, by offering a wide variety of seat arrangements at your disposal. Depending on your own specific needs, you may change the position of seats, or even add extra seats at the back for minors.
Price and Availability of Clipper
The price of a new Nissan Clipper varies, as it encompasses many uncertain costs and duties on import. It also faces fierce competition from locally produced vehicles, and is therefore rarely imported brand new. As far as the used vehicles are concerned, the prices may range from PKR 625,000 to 900,000 depending upon the overall condition of a vehicle and its mileage. Below you can find average prices of Nissan Clipper according to current Carmudi listings:
Nissan Clipper 2011 Average Price: PKR 875000
Nissan Clipper 2010 Average Price: PKR 817000
Nissan Clipper 2009 Average Price: PKR 1167769
Nissan Clipper 2008 Average Price: PKR 900000
Nissan Clipper 2007 Average Price: PKR 640000
It is fairly obvious that in Pakistan, the Suzuki Bolan and the Suzuki Cargo dominate the light commercial vehicles and minivans market, both of whom have enjoyed top spots without any serious competition for decades now. These models are holding on to the highest market share and are unlikely to budge in the foreseeable future. However, owing to a lack of innovation in the local products, people are now welcoming other brands in this segment, which guarantee the future prospects of newer models from Nissan Clipper, Mitsubishi Minicab and Daihatsu HIJET. If you are in need of a mini commercial vehicle or a cheap family car, check out Nissan Clipper cars for sale.