Nissan’s NV400 van gears up for competition


Nissan has revealed a range of improvements to its NV400 van range, as the brand seeks to battle several new models coming from its rivals.

Changes to the van, part of a joint project with Vauxhall and Renault, include a low emission Euro 5 engine and uprated specification on both panel vans and factory-built conversions.

Where there were formerly four powertrains there is now a single 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine. Fuel economy increases and the NV400’s CO2 emissions fall by 8g/km.

The E grade panel van now includes as standard a deadlock, power mirrors, front electric windows, FM audio system with MP3/iPod compatibility, USB/AUX socket input and Bluetooth connectivity, cargo floor load mounting hooks and immobiliser and alarm.

All panel van, crew van, tipper and dropside conversions are also now sold with a Thatcham approved Category 1 alarm, while SE versions of the panel van, crew van and Crew Bus now have remote control locking with a three-button key. The Crew Bus also has a standard immobiliser and pre-wiring for an alarm.

Finally all rear-wheel drive panel vans, crew vans and chassis now come with twin rear wheels.

According to Nissan corporate sales director Barry Beeston the improvements to the NV400 will further increase its appeal to businesses both large and small. “Its comfort and reliability on long journeys is now matched by the efficiency of a high performance engine which will deliver tangible cost savings,” he says.

“The extra security features on both the E and the SE models will also provide drivers and fleet operators with extra peace of mind that their vehicles and loads will be safe and secure when left unattended,” he adds.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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