Nissan Interstar (2011–)

Model History

April 2011

UK launch of the NV400

Shown at the Commercial Vehicle Show. The all-new NV400, the big brother to the award-winning NV200, adopts Nissan's new naming strategy for its light commercial vehicles.

September 2011

Nissan unveils the new NV400

Launched at the Hanover Motor Show the NV400 is Nissan's equivalent of the Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano. It gets a different front end designed as a 'bold interpretation of Nissan's familiar grille giving it assertive on-road presence.'

October 2011

NV400 goes on sale in UK

Nissan describes it as '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. For the first time on a van, Nissan offers the choice of front or rear-wheel drive versions. The NV400 also 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.

Power comes from a newly developed direct injection, four-cylinder, 16-valve turbodiesel engine. At 2.3-litres it is smaller than the Interstar's 2.5 dCi unit yet power outputs are the same - 100PS, 125PS and 150PS - and torque figures have improved to 285Nm, 310Nm and 350Nm respectively. All are Euro 5 compliant and enjoy lower running costs thanks to improved economy and to major service intervals which have been extended to 25,000 miles or every two years.

MacPherson strut-type independent suspension can be found at the front, while front-wheel drive versions have a single leaf spring at the rear. Rear-drive models have either a dual spring (single rear wheel) or triple leaf (double rear wheel).

Standard or optional equipment levels reflect passenger car levels and include air conditioning, parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, trip computer and Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity. A rear view parking camera is also optionally available to make parking manoeuvres as safe as possible.

June 2012

Nissan introduces NV400 conversions range

Nissan announced detailed specification and prices for its new range of factory built NV400 conversions, including a six and nine seat minibus, a crew van and both single and double cab dropside and tipper conversions.

The NV400 chassis cab starts life as a mid or long wheelbase variant with either front or rear wheel drive, single and twin rear wheel and is available in a total of 13 versions. It's powered by either the 125PS and 150PS version of the economical and powerful 2.5dCi diesel.

The factory built NV400 minibus can accommodate nine people in comfort or combine six people and a generous load space. Two engine power options of 100PS and 125PS are available with three point seat belts and anti-lock brakes, just two of the standard safety items. The NV400 minibus starts at just £26,575.

The Nissan NV400 crew van seats up to seven people while still providing plenty of space in the cargo area. Buyers can choose from a wide choice of cargo and payload specs up to 1398kg plus front or rear wheel drive, for £25,565. The NV400 dropside has a double skinned but light metal body and an integral front ladder rack. Available with a choice of either a single three seat or a double seven seat cab, front or rear wheel drive and a range of payloads up to 1,462kg. The NV400 dropside starts from £23,365 for a single cab and £25,765 for a double cab.

Finally the Nissan NV400 tipper is available as a three seat single cab for £24,765 or a roomy seven seat double cab for £27,165 and offers a choice of mid or long wheelbase and a range of payloads up to 1,227kg. The load deck tilts automatically at 45 degrees for quick, easy unloading.

November 2019

Nissan upgrades NV400 with improvements to comfort, safety and style alongside lower emissions

Nissan has revamped its large-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 NV400 can be specified as a panel van, dropside, crew van or as a base for bespoke conversions. All get a new dashboard and steering wheel that, Nissan says, will provide better long distance driver comfort.

The larger NV400 retains its 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine which it shares with the Navara pick-up, but gets more power. Front-wheel drive versions are available with 135, 150 or 180PS, while rear-wheel drive vans get 145 or 165PS. Buyers get the option of a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox or a six-speed manual.

The NV400 offer drivers connectivity, bringing additional levels of functionality and comfort to make long journeys easier and more enjoyable. In both vans, 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.

Furthermore, the NV400 sees the addition of several new Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety options, including Blind Spot Warning and Side Wind and Lane Departure Alert. Also included are auto wipers and lights, Rear Park Assist, rear view camera and Hill Start Assist. While for enhanced security in the loading area, extra locks have been added to the rear and side doors.

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