New Nissan NV400 Debuts in the UK
“NV400, a big brother to NV200 and being given its world debut at Hanover, adopts a bold interpretation of Nissan's familiar ‘balanced angle strut' grille giving it genuine on-road presence,” Nissan brags.
Dominated by the circular Nissan badge, the central black honeycomb grille is dissected by wide angled struts that form extensions of distinctive twin indentations in the bonnet to form a broad ‘V' shape to the nose of the vehicle.
On either side of the chromed struts are smaller air intake grilles which themselves are flanked by broad trapezoidal lamp assemblies.
The final piece of the NV400 look is the deep and robust matt black bumper, which incorporates indentations for driving/fog lamps and a central air intake grille. On either side of the bumper a distinctive scoop not only adds strength to the assembly but also adds to the purposeful look of the van.
"NV400 will share all the practical aspects of the various versions of the range, but we wanted our adaptation to have a genuinely different look. The adoption of the Nissan angle strut grille - pioneered on models such as Pathfinder and Navara - certainly does that," said Studio Chief Designer Atsushi Maeda.
Unique to the NV400 are the bonnet, front wings, grille and bumper assembly. "The changes here are subtle, but significant and also help give NV400 a completely different look," added Maeda.
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