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Engine and spec upgrade for Nissan NV400

  • More efficient and powerful engines introduced
  • NV400 gets new safety systems and DAB radio
  • Expected early next year but prices not yet announced

Nissan is now offering more powerful and fuel-efficient engines on its large panel van, the NV400. The Japanese manufacturer also took the opportunity to present new fuel saving aids like stop/start and regenerative braking, and a new DAB radio for the cab.

More powerful and efficient

The reputable 2.3-litre turbo-diesel engine has now been tuned to achieve 108bhp (285Nm), 123bhp (310Nm) and 148bhp (350Nm) on the single turbo variants, the last of which is mated to a semi-auto transmission, and 133bhp (340Nm) and 163bhp (360Nm) on the new twin-turbo variant.

Both the twin-turbo models come with stop/start technology and regenerative braking, which integrates Energy Smart Management (ESM), to return an impressive economy figure of up to 40.9mpg over the combined cycle. Peak torque can now be achieved at much lower engine speed too (as little as 1,500rpm), which is great for heavy duty applications.

New safety systems

Nissan has also introduced a host of safety devices, such as Extended Grip, which works with Electronic Stability Control to offer more traction in slippery conditions, Hill Start Assist, Trailer Sway Control and a wide angle mirror in the passenger sun visor. The cab also receives a new single-DIN DAB digital radio that incorporates Bluetooth hands-free telephone connectivity and a CD player.

"NV400 has already proved to be a versatile and popular vehicle with fleet operators and owners/ drivers alike, and the new 2015 model year version is certain to build on that popularity," said Ponz Pandikuthira, Director of Light Commercial Vehicles in Europe.

"The improvements we have made not only make it a safer and even more pleasant place to be, but also significantly enhance the driving experience at the same time as reducing overall running costs, thanks to improved fuel economy. It's a win/win for everyone."

Availability

Prices have yet to be announced and the new Nissan NV400 models, but expect a small increase by the time they arrive early next year. Meanwhile, you can check out all the latest deals on the current model by clicking here.