Nissan has revamped its mid and full-size van range, updating both the NV300 and NV400, with efficient powertrains meeting new Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards.
For the Nissan NV300 this latest update introduces a new 2.0-litre diesel engine, adding greater power to the range thanks to the introduction of 170HP and 145HP engines.
Also available is a brand new Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), which it says allows for improved driver comfort through smoother acceleration and dramatically improved fuel efficiency.
There are six versions available:
- 2.0-litre 170 HP with manual (only on Van versions) or automatic gearbox
- 2.0-litre 145 HP with manual or automatic gearbox
- 2.0-litre 120 HP with manual gearbox
- 1.6-litre 95 HP with manual gearbox (only on Van versions)
The full-sized NV400 is powered by the same 2.3-litre diesel engine as fitted in the Nissan Navara pickup and features the new Nissan interlocking grille. There are five versions:
- 180 HP with manual or automatic gearbox
- 150 HP with manual or automatic gearbox
- 135 HP with manual gearbox
Along with the new 2.3-litre Euro 6d-TEMP engines, the NV400 is also available with the 2.3-litre Euro VI engines, with 145 HP or 165 HP power outputs and rear wheel drive.
With the aim of improving driver comfort, the cabin of the NV400 has been completely refreshed. This includes:
- All-new dashboard and steering wheel design for improved comfort, ergonomics and premium appearance
- Improved storage & utility including pull-out tray and generous door panel storage
- New features such as an updated Infotainment system in the style of a smartphone replication
The NV300 interior has also been given a revamp thanks to upgraded seat fabric, satin chrome finishes, a new dashboard colour (black instead of the previous grey) and improved equipment, including a new-generation DAB audio system.
Enhanced technology and connectivity
The NV300 and the NV400 offer drivers connectivity, bringing additional levels of functionality and comfort to make long journeys easier and more enjoyable.
In both vans, this includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for seamless smartphone integration. There is also a new-look interface on the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which replicates the familiar layout of a smartphone and provides fast access to maps and media services.
Furthermore, the NV400 sees the addition of several new Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety options, including Blind Spot Warning and Side Wind and Lane Departure Alert.
Also included are auto wipers and lights, Rear Park Assist, rear view camera and Hill Start Assist. While for enhanced security in the loading area, extra locks have been added to the rear and side doors.
“Introducing the brand new Dual Clutch Transmission to Nissan’s mid-sized van, NV300, allows for smoother acceleration and dramatically improved fuel efficiency,” said Paolo D’Ettore, light commercial vehicles (LCV) director for Nissan Europe. “This development has allowed Nissan to significantly enhance the overall driver comfort and engine performance.”
He added: “We understand that keeping down total cost of ownership without sacrificing essentials like comfort, safety and technology is vital for commercial drivers who make a living from driving but who also spend a great deal of time on the road.
“That’s why we continue to improve our entire range of LCVs as part of our ‘Your Future Guaranteed’ promise. This includes the newly upgraded NV300 and NV400, which are now more cost-effective, comfortable and connected than ever.”
Like all Nissan LCVs, the updated NV300 and NV400 ranges are backed by a five-year pan-European warranty. Prices start from £21,655 for NV300 and from £24,390 for NV400.