The exterior of the NV300 has been deliberately designed to integrate with Nissan’s existing range of LCVs, sporting a reworked version of the V-motion front grille seen on Qushqai, Juke and X-Trail.
Supporting the brand’s wider LCV strategy, which also includes the NT400 and NT500 trucks, the NV300 is available as a panel van, crew van and as a Combi passenger vehicle. In addition, a floor cab version is available as a rolling chassis for bespoke conversions.
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.
NV300 has been designed with a versatile ‘mobile office’ environment, with the aim of offering passenger car levels of cabin comfort and refinement. A smartphone cradle, tablet docking station and laptop storage solution are 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), rear view camera and USB map update are also available, and a tachograph can also be fitted.
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 as standard, while a tyre pressure monitoring system is standard on the Combi.
Four engine options are offered on NV300. All use Nissan’s 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine, with power outputs of 95hp, 120hp, 125hp and 145hp. The two former are single turbo, while the latter pair are twin turbo. All are mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
All have a diesel particulate filter and meet Euro 6 emissions standards. In addition, all are fitted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology; using AdBlue urea solution poured in a separate on-board tank.
The twin turbo models have Stop/Start engine technology for reduced fuel consumption, plus an ECO mode switch with gear shift indicator. It’s also an option on 95bhp unit. This allows drivers to optimise fuel consumption by limiting torque and smoothing accelerator response. The most efficient panel van is the 125hp, with Combined Cycle fuel economy of 5.9 litres/100km and CO2 emissions of 155g/km. The figures for Combi are 5.6 litres/100km and 145g/km.
NV300 is backed by Nissan’s five-year /160,000 km warranty, which also applies to all Nissan genuine accessories fitted to the vehicle.
Built at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant at Sandouville, France, the model goes on sale across Europe from November.