Nissan NV300 (2016–)

Model History

September 2016

NV300 launched

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 and is the perfect platform for bespoke conversions.

The NV300 is backed by Nissan’s five-year /100,000 mile warranty, which also applies to all Nissan genuine accessories fitted to the vehicle.

Built at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant at Sandouville, France, the NV300 goes on sale across Europe from November. Bodystyles span four sizes of NV300 panel van (L1H1, L1H2, L2H1, L2H2), two sizes of six-seater crew van (L1H1, L2H1) plus the floor cab (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, and can easily accommodate up to 10 x 2.5-metre plasterboard sheets. 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 m 3 to 8.3 m 3 depending on model chosen.

Factory-fitted protective wooden trim and LED roof lights 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, as is Trailer Sway Mitigation.

For business customers with more bespoke LCV needs, the NV300 floor cab provides the perfect base for conversions across a wide range of industries. From camper vans and refrigerated transport to tipper trucks and multimedia broadcast units, versatility comes as standard with Nissan conversions, which cover 97% of the market by vehicle registration.

The cabin of the all-new NV300 has been carefully developed to be as ergonomic and comfortable as possible. All versions of the NV300 come with a fully adjustable cockpit-style driving position and mobile office modularity that allows drivers to specify features that will make their work life easier.

A smartphone cradle, tablet docking station, laptop storage solution, cupholders and a delivery note holder are all available, with up to 89 litres of storage space provided. For maximum driver comfort, there is the choice of two seats; both are height-adjustable, but the more premium comes with lumbar adjustment and an arm rest.

The NissanConnect infotainment system, with sat-nav, DAB digital radio, Siri voice control (for iPhone users), rear view camera and USB map update are all available. A tachograph can also be fitted.

Wide-view door mirrors are standard, while a Park Assist system – with a rear view camera image displayed in the rear view mirror and rear parking sensors ­– is available. A blind spot mirror, built into the passenger side sun visor, is standard on selected models. Trim levels and exact specification vary by market.

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 on the NV300. 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. All are mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Not all engines are available with all body styles.

All have a diesel particulate filter as standard 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, this permits nitrogen oxide (NOx) reduction reactions to take place in an oxidizing atmosphere, cutting NOx exhaust emissions.

The twin turbo models have Stop & Start engine technology for reduced fuel consumption, plusan 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 CO 2 emissions of only 155g/km. The figures are even better for the Combi, at 5.6 litres/100km and 145g/km.

Across the range, fuel consumption is on average 1.0 litres/100km lower than the Nissan Primastar. When combined with Nissan’s unique-in-segment five-year/160,000km warranty – which also applies to all Nissan genuine LCV accessories – and recommended service intervals of two years / 40,000 km, the NV300 is the new running cost champion in the mid-sized LCV sector.

The exterior of the NV300 has been deliberately designed to integrate with Nissan’s existing range of LCVs, as well as the brand’s renowned crossovers – the Qashqai, Juke and X-Trail. A reworked version of the V-motion front grille provides an immediately recognisable family link.

A range of 10 exterior colours is available – the four solid finishes are Magma Red, Mole Grey, Glacier White and Bamboo Green, while the six metallic are Oyster Grey, Mercury Grey, Jet Black, Panorama Blue, Copper Brown and Stone. The standard wheels are 16-inch steel rims, with 16-inch and 17-inch alloys can be specified.

November 2016

NV300 prices announced

The all-new Nissan NV300 is priced from £21,300 and backed by Nissan’s comprehensive five-year/100,000 mile warranty.

Available through all 220 Nissan dealers nationwide, with specialist support through the brand’s 56 dedicated business centres, the NV300 is available as a panel van, crew van and as a combi passenger vehicle with seating for up to nine people. In addition, a platform cab version is offered as a ‘rolling chassis’ and is the perfect platform for bespoke conversions.

Panel van customers can specify either a short or long wheelbase, each available in two heights and all (except the crew van) able to carry a minimum of three Europallets. There are also numerous rear tailgate and side door combinations – solid or glazed – for maximum customisation potential.

Customers can further tailor the NV300 to meet their needs by choosing from one of three distinct trim options – Nissan’s now familiar entry level Visia, mid-range Acenta and feature-packed, range-topping Tekna.

Under the bonnet lies Nissan’s tried and trusted Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre dCi diesel engine, available with a choice of four power outputs – 95PS, 120PS, 125PS and 145PS – all mated with a six-speed manual transmission.

This powerplant offers fuel returns of up to 50.4 mpg (claimed) and emissions as low as 145g/km CO2. NOX emissions are reduced thanks to Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology; using AdBlue.

In addition, the proven track record of the NV300’s engine means Nissan has been able to extend service intervals to two years/25,000 miles, keeping running costs and TCO to an absolute minimum.

CV prices for the all-new Nissan NV300 are as follows:

Panel van: from £21,300
Crew van: from £24,640
Platform cab: from £24,285
Combi: from £29,370

November 2019

Nissan upgrades NV300 with improvements to comfort, safety and style alongside lower emissions

Nissan has revamped its mid-size van range, with efficient engines, all-new interiors and smart tech options ensuring the best user experience. The models feature efficient powertrains meeting new Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards, with cleaner engines and reduced NOx.

The Nissan NV300 is available as a passenger combi, panel van or crew van. The updates introduces a 2.0-litre diesel engine, adding even greater power to the range thanks to the introduction of 170HP and 145HP engines. Also available is a Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) which allows for improved driver comfort through smoother acceleration and dramatically improved fuel efficiency.

There are 6 versions available:

2.0-litre 170 HP with manual (only on Van versions) or automatic gearbox

2.0-litre 145 HP with manual or automatic gearbox

2.0-litre 120 HP with manual gearbox

1.6-litre 95 HP with manual gearbox (only on Van versions)

The NV300 interior has also been given a revamp thanks to upgraded seat fabric, satin chrome finishes, a new dashboard colour (black instead of the previous grey) and improved equipment, including a new-generation DAB audio system.

The NV300 offers drivers connectivity, bringing additional levels of functionality and comfort to make long journeys easier and more enjoyable. This includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for seamless smartphone integration. There is also a new-look interface on the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which replicates the familiar layout of a smartphone and provides fast access to maps and media services.

What does a Nissan NV300 (2016) cost?

List Price from £21,655 +VAT
Buy new from £14,606 +VAT
Contract hire from £218.67 +VAT pm
Lease from £209.00 +VAT pm