Customers will be able order Nissan’s exciting all-new NV400 at their Nissan dealer from October 2011.
Boasting a bold and purposeful face, the NV400 has been designed to reflect its abilities. The van’s look was designed by Nissan Design Europe, and engineered at Nissan Technical Centre Europe.
‘NV400 will share all the practical aspects of the various versions of the range, but we wanted our adaptation to have a genuinely different look,’ said NDE Studio Chief Designer Atsushi Maeda. ‘The adoption of the Nissan angle strut grille – pioneered on models such as Pathfinder and Navara – certainly does that,’ said Maeda.
‘The frontal design changes between NV400 and other versions of the van are comprehensive. NV400 has a unique bonnet, front wings, grille and bumper assembly.
‘We have ensured the headlamp treatment is quite different, too. The grille and headlight assemblies have been designed as a single piece of architecture rather than a series of interlocking shapes to give that grounded, stable shape. The result exaggerates the vehicle’s width making it appearing more dynamic.’
The all-new NV400 carries on from where its baby brother the NV200 left off by using the firm’s new naming strategy. ‘NV’ will be used to designate vans, ‘NP’ for pick-ups, Nissan trucks will be given the ‘NT’ name.