Updated Nissan NV300 now on sale with 170hp

  • Nissan medium van gets new engines
  • Now meets Euro 6.2, offers 95-170hp
  • New DCT auto, revised interior, on-sale now

Nissan NV300 - front view, red, 2019 update

Nissan has confirmed details of updates to its NV300 medium van, which introduce a new range of engines that bring it up to date with the latest Euro 6d-Temp emissions regulations.

The new motors also boost maximum power to 170hp and add the option of a new automatic transmission for the first time. There are new infotainment options and a mildly revised interior, too.

Any surprises here?

No. The NV300 is based on the Renault Trafic, and these late 2019 upgrades bring the Nissan van into line with changes announced for the Renault much earlier in the year.

We’ve been very much expecting them to be applied to the NV300 – as they already have been to the Fiat Talento, another van based on the Trafic – and this is the official confirmation.

What’s new about the NV300 engine line-up?

It ditches all but one of the previous 1.6-litre engines – the 95hp version continues as the entry-level to the range – and replaces them with new 2.0-litre dCi turbodiesels.

As well as meeting the new Euro 6d-Temp (or Euro 6.2) emissions regs, the 2.0-litre engines offer the option of a new 170hp / 380Nm model at the top of the range, alongside more run of the mill 120hp / 320Nm and 145hp / 350Nm versions.

Nissan NV300 - rear view, red, 2019 update

The 145hp and 170hp variants are now available with a six-speed automatic gearbox; labelled DCT (Renault calls it EDC) it works in the same way as Volkswagen’s DSG transmissions, and we’ve been very impressed with it in the Trafic.

What are the changes on the inside?

There’s no major overhaul of the dashboard design, but it is now finished in black rather than grey, and features satin chrome details, giving it a smarter look.

There’s also new seat fabric, and new infotainment systems, including an entry-level DAB radio and the option to add a 7.0-inch touchscreen with smartphone-style graphical interface plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

What about trim levels?

There are three: Visia, Acenta and Tekna.

As before the NV300 is available in two body lengths (L1 and L2) and two roof heights (H1 and H2), and comes as a panel van, a crew van, a combi passenger carrier and a platform cab.

How much does the new Nissan NV300 cost?

Prices for the panel van start at £21,970 – that on-the-road but excluding VAT – for the 1.6-litre 95hp in Visia spec, rising to £29,705 for 2.0-litre dCi 170hp with the automatic gearbox.

The new Nissan NV300 is on sale now, complete with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Also read:

>> Nissan NV300 review

>> Renault Trafic review

>> Best medium vans