Nissan Atlas

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Nissan Atlas
INissanAtlas20.jpg
Manufacturer Nissan, UD
Also called Nissan Cabstar (Europe, Australia & China)
Renault Maxity (Europe)</br>Samsung SV110 (Asia)</br>UD Condor (Japan)
Yue Loong Homer (ROC)
Production 1982-present
Predecessor Nissan Cabstar, Homer (light)
Nissan Caball, Clipper (heavy)
Class Truck
Body style Truck (standard cab, crew cab)
Transmission Nissan (manual)
Aisin (automatic)

The Nissan Atlas (kana:日産・アトラス) is the name used in Japan for two lines of pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles sold by Nissan and built by UD Nissan Diesel, a Volvo AB company and by Renault-Nissan Alliance for the European market. The lighter range (1-1.5 tons) replaced the earlier Cabstar and Homer, while the heavier Caball and Clipper were replaced by the 2-4 ton range Atlas. The nameplate was first introduced in December 1981.

The Atlas is known also as the Nissan Cabstar, Renault Maxity and Samsung SV110 depending on the location. The range has been sold across the world.

Contents

F22/H40

Japan

Manufacturing of the heavier range (H40-series) began in December 1981, while the lighter series Atlas (F22) was introduced in February 1982.[1]

Europe

The Atlas F22 was sold in Europe as the Nissan Cabstar and proved a popular truck in the UK market due to its reliability and ability to carry weight.

  1. REDIRECT Template:Citation needed From 1990 the range widened and was sold as the Cabstar E.[2] In Taiwan, the F22 continued to be sold as the "Yue Loong Homer".

It was also used as recreational truck (motorhome conversions). It proved to be serious competition for the dated Bedford CF and Ford Transit which were its main competitors. The trucks popularity in the African market saw vast majority of the remaining early UK F22 models being exported to Africa.

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Australia

Australia was another important market for the Atlas, where it took over after the previous Nissan Caball which was sold there from 1970 to 1981. It was later marketed as the Nissan Cabstar (1984–1992). It was built in Australia using many local components.

F23/H41

Nissan Atlas 10

The F23 was launched in 1992 with the heavy duty H41 launched in 1991. The H42 followed in 1995.

North America

The UD 1400 was similar to the Atlas F23 featuring a 4.7 L turbo diesel 175hp)[3] and was available until 2010.

South Africa

The Atlas F23 is sold as the UD 35 and UD 40 Series and features a 4.2 L 6-cylinder turbo diesel engine producing 87kw[4]

F24/H43

Nissan Atlas F24

Japan

The Atlas is available in two versions: the F24 and H43. The F24 is known as the Atlas 10 and is available with a 2.0 L petrol and 3.0 L turbo diesel engines with a range of payloads from 1.15 to 2 tons[5] and was launched in June 2007.[6] The H43 Atlas 20 comes in a wide range of versions with a choice of 3.0 L or 5.2 L diesel and a payload from 1.65 to 4.5 tons in rear wheel drive and four wheel drive options. The H43 is also marketed as the UD Condor (light-duty).

From January 2011, production of the F24 transferred from UD to Nissan Shatai.[7]

Europe

Since 2007 the Atlas F24 continued to be sold as the Nissan Cabstar, replacing the F23 in Europe. Built on the same Spanish Renault-Nissan Alliance production line as the Renault Maxity, the Cabstar uses the same Renault 2.5 L Turbo diesel engine in a choice of 110 hp or 130hp versions and a 3.0 producing 150hp.

North America

UD Trucks did not import the new F24 to the United States but in 2008 exports to Mexico from the new San Yi, Taiwan factory commenced, using the Nissan Cabstar name.[8]

References

External links

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