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Nissan Escargot Technical Information and Specification


Production Information
Produced only for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM).
12,000 units produced from 1989 to 1994.
Price of new car in Japan (in 1989): ¥1,250,000 JPY (approx. £5,200, $12,000 CAD, or $10,200 USD).

Frame R-G20
Body type Kei class delivery van
Number of doors 3
Seating capacity 2 persons (plus 2 with folding rear seat - no restraints)
Drive FF (Front engine, Front wheel drive)


Engine model E15S
Engine type inline 4-cylinder, 8-valve SOHC
Displacement 1487 cc (90.742 cu in)
Unitary capacity 371.75cc per cylinder
Max. power (Net) 73 PS (72.0 bhp) (53.7 kW) @5600 rpm
Max. torque (Net) 116 Nm (85.4 ft-lbs) (11.8 kg*m) @3200 rpm
Specific power 48.4 bhp/litre (0.79 bhp/cu in)
Specific torque 78.01 Nm/litre
Power-to-weight 75.79 bhp/ton
Fuel type Gasoline
Fuel system 1 carburetor
Aspiration Normal
Compressor type N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Yes
Coolant Water
Bore 76.0mm (2.99 in)
Stroke 82.0mm (3.23 in)
Bore/stroke ratio 0.93
Compression ratio 9.00:1
Fuel consumption (city) Manufacturer spec: 5.4 L/100km (52 mpg - imperial)
Realistically: 8.3 - 8.8 L/100km (32 - 36 mpg - imperial)
Fuel consumptin (hwy) [statistic not available]

Transmission 3-speed automatic
Steering system Power assisted rack and pinion
Braking system, front Disc
Braking system, rear Drum
Suspension, front Independent strut-type
Suspension, rear Independent torsion bar
Wheels 13 in x 4.5 in - steel
Tire size (front / rear) 155R13-6LT / 155R13-6LT

Exterior dimensions (LxWxH) 3480mm x 1595mm x 1860mm
(137.0 in x 62.8 in x 73.2 in)
Interior dimensions (LxWxH) 1065mm x 1325mm x 1230mm
(41.9 in x 52.2 in x 48.4 in)
Wheel base 2260mm (89.0 in)
Length-wheelbase ratio 1.54
Track (front / rear) 1395mm / 1340mm (54.9 in / 52.8 in)
Ground clearance 165mm (6.5 in)
Curb vehicle weight 950 kg (2094 lbs)
Gross vehicle weight 1380 kg (3042 lbs)
Minimum steering radius 4.7 m (185 in)
Fuel capacity 40 litres (8.8 gallons - imperial) (10.6 gallons - U.S.)

Air conditioning
Remote electric tailgate lock
Side portal windows (option)
Electric canvas sunroof (option)
Halogen headlights
Folding rear seat (no restraints)
Large center mounted speedometer
High dash-mounted gear shift
Large flat writing surface on dash
Rated to haul up to 300 kg payload
Low rear payload floor for easy loading/unloading
Low cabin floor and large door openings for easy ingress/egress
Large flat side panels and tailgate - ideal for signage

Nissan Escargot manufactured by Nissan in conjuncton with the Pike Corp in 1989 - 1991. 12,000 produced. Nissan Escargot derived its nickname from the French word for snail 'Escargot' as the real name of the van is S Cargo.


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