Friday, November 12, 2010
Another Tribute - Nissan Vanette C22
Another Nissan fleet that is deserve to be pay a tribute is their Vanette Van of C20 and C22, one of the advantage is the A15 engine is its reliability and inexpensive of maintenance, which its parts can be be source easily as well.
It is heard that Malaysia market will be clearing the last batch of Nissan Vanette C22 in this November and will be no more new production for this kind of van, tough this engine may already superseded far may years ago in Japan.
Some little fact on Nissan Vanette Van as below.
The Nissan Vanette is a van produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan Motors since 1978. The van has also been sold as the Nissan Sunny-Vanette or Nissan Van. There was formerly a separate model sold in Europe under the same name, however it was unrelated based on the Nissan Serena. The passenger version is called the Vanette in most markets, and came equipped with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations.
Engines for Japan included A12S, A15S, CA20S, CA18T, LD20 and LD20S. 2WD and 4WD versions were produced, with manual, automatic, floor and column shift options available. While no longer produced for the Japanese market, it is still available in other markets around the world such as Malaysia. While it has had a few facelifts over the years, the basic van is still the same. The 1980s interior is still intact as can be seen on the Malaysian Nissan website referenced.
Eventually, it was replaced by a version of the Mazda Bongo (or E-series), sold as the Nissan Vanette under an OEM deal.
The A15 is a 1.5 liter (1488 cc) engine produced from 1979 through 1998 (and still in production in 2009 for the Malaysian built Vanette C22). The stroke was increased by 5 mm from the A14 engine's 77 mm to now measure 82 mm. It produces 80 hp (60 kW). It used a different block casting, but the same "tall-block" deck height as the A14. In the Roadstar it's capable of 49 mpg (17,3 km/L).
A fuel injected version of the A15 (A15E) was offered in Asian markets.