Nissan has given its van range a boost, launching updated versions of the medium-sized NV300 and large NV400 panel vans. The two new models are now known as the Primastar and Interstar respectively and feature a host of styling and technology tweaks.
These two new vans join Nissan’s all-new compact van, called the Townstar, in the Japanese brand’s refreshed commercial vehicle line-up. Nissan’s new Peugeot partner rival is available with a choice of either petrol or pure-electric power, and features styling inspired by the firm’s new flagship EV, the Ariya.
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Compared with the NV400, styling tweaks for the Interstar are few and far between, although Nissan has introduced more driver assistance systems. Upgrades include blind-spot monitoring and an automatic high-beam function for the headlamps.
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Nissan will offer a variety of chassis configurations on the Interstar, including panel van, chassis cab and platform cab variants, along with a range of factory conversions, such as a crew cab, dropside pick-up and tipper truck variants.
The Interstar’s engine range is familiar too, with the engine line-up centred around a turbocharged 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel unit – although Nissan has increased the number of power outputs from six to seven with a new, 108bhp entry-level variant. the most powerful engine in the Interstar line-up has 178bhp.