In this area, the e-NV200 is a very strange mix of huge positives and pretty catastrophic negatives. On the plus side, the car can be had with up to seven seats, and each one is surrounded by enough space for an adult; not something you can say about all seven-seat
MPVs. Sliding rear doors also make getting in and out easier in tight parking spaces. However, while most rival MPV
s have seats that fold flat into the floor to boost versatility, there’s nothing clever about the way the NV’s fold; in the middle row, the backrests simply flop down onto the bases, leaving a massive step in the load floor. You can remove them completely, but they’re extremely heavy to lift and you’ll need somewhere to store them. Specify the two rearmost seats, and they don’t fold down at all; they fold up instead. They’re attached by a hinge to the sides of the boot, and if you want them out of the way, you lift them up and secure them with a strap attached to the ceiling. As storage solutions go, it’s pretty low-fi.
is a half-decent size with seven seats in place, and massive in five-seat mode. However, you might struggle to open the boot in tight spaces, due to the length of the massive tailgate. Your rear seat passengers might not like the fact that the rear windows can’t be rolled down, either; there’s a small sliding panel opening instead.