The large van sector has always been competitive, so when the Nissan NV400 arrived in 2010 as a replacement for the Interstar it had its work cut out to stand-out from the crowd. After all, this large panel van is a shared product with the Renault Master and Vauxhall Movano – both more established in the market – and is offered with the same number of body types and styles.
Nevertheless, the NV400 stands out from the crowd, chiefly because of its stellar five-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Competitors like the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Volkswagen Crafter and Peugeot Boxer don't come with the same level of coverage as the Nissan.
It has other advantages, too: it is available in three wheelbases, with four body lengths and three heights, there’s two distinct trim levels and the choice of five different engine power outputs. Gross vehicle weights range from 2.8 tonnes to 4.5-tonnes and there are both front- and rear-wheel-drive options.
Power comes from a 2.3-litre four-cylinder twin turbo-diesel engine available with 106bhp and 125bhp, or with 140bhp, 160bhp and 165bhp when fitted with a Stop/Start system.
The NV400 has panel van, six-seat crew van and nine-seat combi versions available, as well as platform cabs, chassis cabs, tipper and dropside vehicles.