The eagerly anticipated replacement for the Primastar, the Nissan all-new NV300 van has now been launched.
This is a highly significant model launch as it completes the rejuvenation of the Nissan LCV family line-up. With this new mid-sized van, Nissan says that it has one of the widest commercial vehicle ranges on the market, allowing dealers to provide a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ for van, truck, and pick-up customers.
Supporting the brand’s wider LCV strategy, the NV300 is available as a panel van, crew van, and as a combi passenger vehicle. Nissan says that it has been carefully designed to provide business users with a versatile ‘mobile office’ environment, offering passenger car levels of cabin comfort and driving refinement.
The NV300 is designed to provide practical and user-friendly service to business drivers across a wide range of industries. Such diverse use is catered for by three sizes of NV300 panel van (L1H1, L2H1, L2H2 ) and two sizes of six-seater crew van (L1H1, 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 Euro pallets even in L1 guise, the load bay of the entry level L1H1 panel van is 110mm longer than that of the Primastar. 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 cubic metres to 8.3 cubic metres depending on model chosen.
Factory-fitted protective wooden trim and LED interior lights in the cargo area 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.
A smartphone cradle, tablet docking station, laptop storage solution, cup holders, and a delivery note holder are all available, with up to 89 litres of storage space provided. The NissanConnect infotainment system, with sat-nav, DAB digital radio, Siri voice control (for iPhone users ), and USB map update are all available.
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. All use Nissan’s trusted 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine – best known from the brand’s Qashqai and X-Trail crossovers – with power outputs of 95hp, 120hp, 125hp and 145hp. The two former are single turbo, while the latter pair are twin-turbo.
With the five-year/160,000km warranty and recommended service intervals of two years/40,000 km, Nissan says that the NV300 is the new running-cost champion in the mid-sized LCV sector.