Nissan NV300 and NV400 vans receive new engines and updated tech for 2019

Nissan fits new powertrains to mid-size NV300 and full-size NV400 with pricing from £21,655

The Nissan NV400 full-size van has been updated with a new 2.3-litre diesel engine, while the smaller NV300 now features a new Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and more powerful engines. 

The 2.3-litre diesel, available in three states of tune, has been adopted from the Nissan Navara pickup. The 150bhp and 180bhp versions can be had with a manual or automatic transmission, but the 135bhp is manual only. The smaller NV300 has gained a new 2.0-litre diesel engine with 170bhp or 145bhp - both can be had with the new DCT gearbox. 

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The Nissan NV300 shares a platform with the Renault Trafic and Vauxhall Vivaro in the same way the larger NV400 in based on the Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano

It’s not just the powertrains that have been updated for Nissan’s van lineup, the interiors have undergone a refresh and the infotainment system’s interface has been redesigned. Nissan has also focused on improving the NV400’s interior storage, featuring a new pull-out tray. 

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included in both the NV300 and NV400 with the latter available with new safety options such as Blind Spot Warning, Side Wind and Lane Departure Alert. 

Pricing for the NV300 starts from £21,655 and £24,390 for the full-size NV400. 

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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