Nissan Primastar (2002 – 2015) Review

Nissan Primastar (2002 – 2015) At A Glance


+Nissan version of the Renault Trafic, good quality ride and comfortable cabin, handles well, refined dCi engine.

-Starting to feel dated now, reports of gear linkage problems.

As with the NV400, Nissan teamed up with Renault when it came to developing its medium-sized panel van - the Primastar. It's the equivalent of the Renault Trafic and also the Vauxhall Vivaro and like its counterparts there are a wide range of versions available. It was facelifted in 2010 with a fresher look and improvements to engines and refinement.

The cabin was overhauled with more car-like features including a revised dashboard with new instruments and some snazzy new colour accents. All models got improved upholstery fabrics and higher quality panels and coverings.

Alongside the standard panel van there's a crew van, launched in 2007, based on the SE low roof van, but with the benefit of three additional seats in the rear. And as part of Nissan’s Good-To-Go ‘off the peg’ range, the Primastar is available with a choice of chiller and freezer conversions.

The Primstar's load bay is reached either through the standard nearside sliding door or twin rear doors which open to 180 degrees. SE grade models offer an optional offside sliding door and rear doors opening out to 250 degrees (on LWB, low roof versions only). Six lashing rings help keep everything in place, while load bay lamps activated by the doors shed some useful light on proceedings during nocturnal loading. Load bay dimensions are 2.4m long and 1.38 m high increasing to a maximum 2.8m by 1.91m.

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