2015 Nissan NV400 Adds New Engines & Tech

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Nissan continues its offensive on Europe's light commercial vehicle market with more gadgets and more economical and potent engines for the NV400. The most important update comes in the form of 2.3-liter Renault-sourced Twin Turbo dCi engines.
With the range of powerhouses now numbering 5 offerings based on the same 2.3-liter direct-injection four-cylinder turbo diesel, the least powerful Twin Turbo mill offers 135 horsepower and 340 Nm, while the more potent variant boasts with 165 ponies and 360 Nm of torque. In addition to the previously mentioned, the other three offerings use one variable geometry turbo, with the 150 hp / 350 Nm variant only available with a semi-automatic tranny.

Benefitting from regenerative braking and stop/start technology, Nissan suggests that both Twin Turbo models are ideal in van and chassis cab guise for heavy-duty work or on long motorway journeys. The smaller turbo takes care of torque delivery at revs up to 1,500 rpm, while the larger blower provides a wide torque band for added elasticity at high speed. According to Nissan, the 165 hp / 360 Nm version is able to return an impressive economy figure of 6.9 litres per 100 kilometers over the combined cycle.

But wait, there's more!

In comparison to its 150 horsepower predecessor, the 165 horsepower Twin Turbo dCi will consume up to 1.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers less, which translates to roughly €1,500 in savings over three years of operation. Furthermore, eco-driving aids are added to help the driver save fuel, coming in the form of driving style and gear shift indicators and an ECO mode switch which limits engine torque as well as optimizes the climate control system's settings.

As for the technological end of the deal, the 2015 Nissan NV400 light commercial vehicle benefits from Extended Grip, a system that works together with the electronic stability control to optimize the traction of the vehicle in tricky conditions. Hill Start Assist is also on the menu, while towing safety is addressed by a feature called Trailer Sway Control.

What Nissan calls Wide View Mirror is basically a screen mounted on the passenger side sun visor, which doubles the angle of vision towards the far side of the vehicle to help the driver keep a check on traditional blind spots. It also operates as an extra visual aid when reversing the workhorse. Other notable technological updates include a tire pressure monitoring system and DAB digital radio.
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