Nissan Wingroad AD 1st generation
|Predecessor||Nissan Sunny Van Nissan Pulsar Van (Australia) Nissan Auster/Violet Van|
|Body style||3/5-door van/wagon|
|Engine||1.3 L E13S I4 1.5 L E15S I4 1.7 L CD17 diesel I4|
|Wheelbase||2,400 mm (94.5 in)|
|Length||4,085–4,110 mm (160.8–161.8 in)|
|Width||1,620 mm (63.8 in)|
|Height||1,465 mm (57.7 in)|
In October 1982, the AD van supplemented (and also gradually replaced) the commercial delivery vans from Nissan's other vehicles. In 1983, the Nissan Cedric van was discontinued, as was the Nissan Gloria van. It originally came with two front doors and a liftback hatch in back. It was based on the B11 series Nissan Sunny wagon but has a more square-rigged and utilitarian appearance.
It came with three engines; the 1.5 L and 1.3 L carburetted E15S and E13S and the 1.7 L CD17 diesel engine. The transmissions were either a four- or five-speed manual transmission, with the availability of a three-speed automatic for the bigger of the gasoline options.
The rear suspension was designed for commercial usage, so it used a simple leaf spring setup and wasn't intended for ride quality. Low cost, light weight, and a flat, low loading floor were the main consideration. The AD van was designed for very basic duties, and the options list was kept small to enhance economical use and running costs. The AD van used a front wheel drive engine configuration shared with the Sunny. The AD Van was marketed as the Nissan Sunny in some European markets such as Belgium (glazed five-door), beginning with the 1984 model year. The United Kingdom received three three-door panel van version with the 1.3 litre E13 engine and 60 hp (45 kW). Payload is 505 kg (1,113 lb).
In July 1983, two more doors were added to streamline manufacturing costs, and it could be installed with an optional back seat. The AD van remained basically unchanged, except for minor cosmetic changes until the second generation was introduced in 1990 with the Y10 series.