Europe Debuts Nissan NV400 Van - Should We Get It Here?
The Nissan NV200 is slated to make its arrival in the U.S. in the next couple of years, but now Europe has unveiled another heavy hauler: the NV400.
The Nissan NV400 is slotted above the NV200, and was designed in partnership with Renault. Styling cues look like mix between the Ford Transit Connect and the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter wearing a Nissan badge. On the outside, the NV400 sports a shorter hood and a more unique grille compared to the U.S.-spec NV. Headlights incorporate more of a sweeping look, and fog lights are integrated into the front bumper.
A game of mix and match, the NV400 is available in several configurations: three different wheelbases versions, four different lengths, and three different heights. The choice between a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic is up to the buyer, as is front, or all-wheel-drive. Rear-drive versions are also available with single or double rear wheels, and power comes from a 2.3-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 150 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Depending on configuration, cargo volume is Between 282 cubic feet to a truly cavernous 600 cubic feet.
The NV400 also includes a slew of standard options: Nissan Intelligent key, air conditioning, daytime running lights, parking sensors, cruise control, Bluetooth, and USB jack. A rear back up camera is optional, as is Nissan Connect by TomTom with Google local search.
With the Nissan NV200 slated to make it to U.S. shores soon, do you think the NV400 will follow? Does Nissan need another heavy-duty commercial model in addition to the U.S.-spec NV?