Nissan aims to conquer LCV market with the NV400

World domination seems like a dream for many people that thankfully very few have achieved. What about Nissan? The Japanese giant’s mission statement is to be the world’s leading LCV manufacturer. Their new offering, the Nissan NV400, is the latest pawn to be played in their pursuit of the market leaders.

Languishing down in eleventh position of the UK sales chart, it seems that van insurance customers across the UK are yet to be convinced by Nissan’s credentials. Is the NV400 a step in the right direction?

Well yes, it is. Up until now much of Nissan’s offering in the UK has simply been rebadged Renaults. The Kangoo became the Kubistar, the Traffic became the Primastar and the Master was rebadged as the Interstar. However, the NV400 and its precursor, the NV200, are Nissan vehicles in their own right.

For the first time both front and rear-wheel drive versions of the NV400 will be offered, with gross vehicle weights going up to 4.5 tonnes. There are three wheelbases available with three roof heights which have the usual extensive array of optional body extras.

Two grades of the Nissan NV400 will be on the market, the E and the SE. The lower of these two grades, the E, comes complete with ABS brakes with EBD, driver airbag and power windows, whilst the SE adds ESC stability control, remote central locking, rear parking sensors and power mirrors.

Providing the drive will be a brand new 2.3-litre Euro V compliant common rail diesel engine, offering 100bhp, 125bhp and 150bhp.

So what about world domination? Well the NV400 is certainly a step in the right direction, although there is a still a very long way left to go.

If you’re a van insurance customer looking to update your vehicle then the Nissan NV400 is certainly well worth your consideration. And to make sure you receive an even better deal, Van Compare’s comparison tool will help you find a great price on your van insurance policy.

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