Updated Nissan NV400 gets new-look cab, improved engines

  • Mild makeover on the outside, major makeover on the inside
  • Revised 2.3-litre twin-turbo engines to meet latest emissions regs
  • Improved safety kit, option to add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Nissan NV400 - front view, red, 2019

An updated version of the Nissan NV400 large van is now on sale.

Unlike its Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano cousins, the NV400 features only a very mild exterior makeover – but the dashboard is entirely overhauled and there are changes to the engine line-up and extra safety items, too.

Are there any visible difference?

The late 2019-onwards NV400 features a new grille, but even this is relatively subtle.

However, on the inside you’ll find a completely new dashboard – as with the Master and Movano – featuring a higher quality finish and more modern design.

Sadly, right-hand drive models don’t get some of the more innovative features – such as the drawer-style glovebox and pull-out sandwich tray – but it’s still an improvement over what was fitted before. There’s even a new steering wheel.

What’s the new NV400 like for engines?

The whole range is now fitted with twin-turbo 2.3-litre dCI turbodiesels, though exact spec varies with front-wheel drive (FWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD).

FWD models are available with a choice of 135hp, 150hp or 185hp, all of which meet the latest Euro 6d-Temp (or Euro 6.2) emissions regulations.

RWD models are available with 145hp or 165hp, and meet the Euro VI emissions regulations for heavy-duty (rather than light-duty) vehicles.

Nissan NV400 - rear view, red, 2019

We’ve tried these engines in the Master and Movano already, and they work very well, with impressive refinement. As evolutions of the previous 2.3-litre engines this should hardly come as a surprise.

Any new technology?

Touchscreen infotainment systems are now fully integrated into the dashboard – rather than being fitted into a pod where the rear-view mirror would traditionally be – and the top spec versions are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

There are also some new safety features, including blindspot monitors, side-wind assistance, and a lane departure warning system.

Automatic lights and wipers, parking sensors, reversing camera and hill-start assist are also available, while additional locks on the rear and side doors aim to improve load area security.

Does it come in lots of versions?

There are three trim levels – Visia, Acenta and Tekna – plus a choice of van, crew cab, chassis cab, dropside, tipper and platform body styles.

The van is available in a choice of four lengths (L1, L2, L3 and L4) and three heights (H1, H2 and H3).

What does the new NV400 cost?

Prices for the van start at £24,705 – that’s on-the-road but excluding VAT.

As with all Nissan light commercial vehicles, the NV400 comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Also read:

>> Nissan NV400 review

>> Renault Master review

>> Vauxhall Movano review

>> Best large vans