The new NV400 has arrived in the UK and has plans of doubling Nissan’s share of the European LCV market. It’s priced from £18,995 excluding VAT.
Sporting a bold nose which was designed at Nissan Design Europe in Paddington and was engineered in Bedfordshire, the new van is one of the most versatile and practical heavy van ranges on the market with gross vehicle weights (GVW) ranging from 2.8t to 4.5t.
The NV400 is available with front or rear-wheel drive, comes in three wheelbase versions, four different lengths, three different heights and with cargo volumes ranging from 8m3 to 17m3. There are three power options plus six-speed manual and robotised transmissions.
In addition there are many different bodywork options, all backed by the Nissan warranty. As well as factory-built panel vans and combis, there are crew vans, box-bodies, tippers and dropsides all built in-house. Nissan will also offer a chassis-cab for specialist body builders.
‘NV400 is very versatile and offers a solution to each need in the heavy van sector,’ said Sergio Alcaraz, Vice President of Nissan’s, LCV Business Unit. ‘It is much more than a replacement for Interstar and takes us into a much wider market segment thanks to the great breadth and depth of the range.’
A brand new engine features too – a direct injection, four-cylinder, 16-valve 2.3-litre turbodiesel unit, and come in 100, 125 and 150bhp forms.
Air conditioning, parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, trip computer, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and USB/iPod playback through the sound system, all feature on the NV400. A rear view parking camera is also optionally available to make parking manoeuvres as safe as possible.
Another innovative option for customers is Nissan Connect by TomTom.
As well as conventional mapping and route planning, owners can subscribe to TomTom’s Live Service content which includes live HD Traffic updates, fixed and mobile speed camera warnings, weather forecasting and access to Google Local Search, a vast database which lists the most up-to-date contact information of millions of business and services.