The Cabstar bridges the gap between a normal van and truck. Its cab over engine layout makes for impressive carrying capacity and makes it very easy to manoeuvre – ideal if you’re working on a busy construction site or delivery in tight city streets. The cabin is larger than the previous model and has plenty of stowage, although it can’t match most vans for overall comfort. But there’s a good choice of wheelbases and gross vehicle weights while Nissan’s Good-To-Go range offers ready made conversions from box vans and fridges to flat beds and tippers. Like the previous model, it’s very robust and strong while improved fuel consumption and longer service intervals make it cheap to run.
The range is impressively flexible with three different wheelbase lengths, two cab types; a single tilt cab and a double cab and three gross vehicle weights of 3.4 tonnes, 3.5 tonnes and 4.5 tonnes. The short wheelbase model is offered in 3.4 tonne single or 3.5 tonne and 4.5 tonne twin rear wheel forms, while all medium and long wheelbase models are rated at 3.5 or 4.5 tonnes with twin rear wheels.
The UD Nissan Diesel manufactured a light weight truck which was marketed as the Nissan Cabstar, this truck was powered by different Nissan Cabstar engines. It was first introduced in 1981 and soon it grabbed the attention of the globe. According to its location, it was distributed worldwide under different names like Samsung SV110, Renault Maxity and the Nissan Cabstar. Two of the earlier models the Cabstar and the Homer were replaced by the newly developed 1-1.5 tons range, whilst the Caball and the Clipper, representing the heavier range were replaced by the Atlas 2-4 tons range.
In Europe, the Nissan Cabstar gained popularity for its reliability and the weight carrying capabilities. The name ‘Yue Loong Homer’ is used to sell these F22 trucks in Taiwan but the engines used for these trucks remained the same. Because of reliability and variations offered in the engine for Nissan Cabstar, it is widely in use for recreational purposes. The Nissan Cabstar engine for sale is also available in the form of motor-homes. Some of the other companies have also used engines for Nissan Cabstar.