After seven years of serving public and private transport groups as a reliable people mover, Nissan Philippines has quietly rolled out a few updates for the Urvan 2023 model year.
For starters, the 2023 Urvan, both in standard and Premium trims, gets a refreshed front fascia courtesy of a new front grille with redesigned front bumpers, following the look of the facelifted Caravan (Urvan's name in Japan) we saw back in 2021.
Finished in black with silver trims for standard variants while the Premium has chrome instead of silver, the grille has the new corporate logo of Nissan which makes the Urvan at par with the rest of the Nissan lineup. In addition, the foglight bezels have slimmed down together with the openings on the side intakes.
Inside, the Urvan remains largely unchanged except for the new D-shaped steering wheel found in models like the Navara, Terra, and the Kicks e-Power.
For its powertrain, the 2023 Urvan still uses the same 2.5-liter YD25DDTi four-cylinder turbodiesel that sends 129 PS and 356 Nm of torque to the rear wheels. Standard variants only come with a 5-speed manual transmission while the Premium variant is offered with a five-speed automatic option.
The refreshed look also comes with a slight price bump, as prices for the 2023 Nissan Urvan are as follows:
Urvan Cargo – PHP 1,199,000
Urvan 15-seater – PHP 1,509,000
Urvan 18-seater – PHP 1,519,000
Urvan Premium M/T – PHP 1,919,000
Urvan Premium A/T – PHP 1,979,000