Nissan has launched its NV300 medium panel van at the Hanover IAA show.
As the replacement for the Primastar, the NV300 sits between NV200/e-NV200 and NV400 in the Nissan LCV range.
Supporting the brand’s wider LCV strategy – which also includes the NT400 and NT500 trucks, plus the Navara pick-up – the NV300 is available as a panel van, crew van and as a Combi passenger vehicle. In addition, a floor cab version is available as a rolling chassis.
The NV300 is backed by Nissan’s five-year warranty, which also applies to all Nissan genuine accessories fitted to the vehicle
Built at the Renault plant at Sandouville, France, the NV300 goes on sale across Europe from November - and will compete against the almost identical Renault Trafic, Fiat Talento and Vauxhall Vivaro sister vans.
There are four sizes of NV300 panel van (L1H1, L1H2, L2H1, L2H2), two sizes of six-seater crew van (L1H1, L2H1) plus the floor cab (L2H1). Numerous rear tailgate and side door combinations – solid or glazed – are available for extra flexibility. For users who need space for passengers, there are two variants of the NV300 Combi (L1H1, L2H1), providing seating for up to nine people.
Designed to carry up to three standard Europallets even in L1 guise, the load bay of the entry level L1H1 panel van is 110mm longer than that of the Primastar, and can easily accommodate up to 10 x 2.5-metre plasterboard sheets. A hatch in the cabin bulkhead can be specified to allow for loads up to 3.75 metres (L1) and 4.15 metres (L2) in length. Load space in the rear range from 5.2 m3 to 8.3 m3 depending on model chosen.
Factory-fitted protective wooden trim and LED roof lights are available, along with versatile interior racking, solid and glazed body-coloured bulkheads and up to 20 interior hooks for securing cargo. A tow ball with electric hook-up is on the options list, as is Trailer Sway Mitigation.
Electronic safety and driver assistance technologies including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti-Slip Regulation traction control (ASR), and Hill-Start Assist are fitted to every NV300, while a tyre pressure monitoring system is standard on the Combi.
Four engine options are offered on the NV300. All use the 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine with power outputs of 95hp, 120hp, 125hp and 145hp. The two former are single turbo, while the latter pair are twin turbo. All are mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Not all engines are available with all body styles.
All have a diesel particulate filter as standard and meet Euro 6 emissions standards. In addition, all are fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology; using AdBlue urea solution poured in a separate on-board tank, this permits nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction reactions to take place in an oxidizing atmosphere, cutting NOx exhaust emissions.
The twin turbo models have Stop & Start engine technology for reduced fuel consumption, plus an ECO mode switch with gear shift indicator. It’s also an option on 95bhp unit. This allows drivers to optimise fuel consumption by limiting torque and smoothing accelerator response. The most efficient panel van is the 125hp, with CO2 emissions of 155g/km.