The new Nissan NV300 mid-sized van
- Nissan NV300 replaces Primastar
- On sale later this year
- Will boost partner Renault’s Sandouville plant production by 100,000 units between 2016 and 2026
- Three-year, €230 million investment transforms Sandouville production
NISSAN will expand its light commercial range with the all-new NV300, a new mid-sized van that will sit between the NV200 and NV400 as successor to the popular Primastar.
The all-new NV300 will go on sale later this year and further strengthen Nissan’s position as an LCV manufacturer with one of the widest ranges in Europe.
As well as offering enhanced efficiency and practicality, the NV300 will be covered by Nissan’s market-leading five-year/100,000 miles LCV manufacturer warranty. For complete peace of mind, this warranty will extend to cover all Nissan genuine accessories.
The NV300 uses Nissan’s new global naming policy for its LCVs. Standing for Nissan Van, the NV badge will be used on all purpose-built vans. In future, all Nissan trucks will be badged NT.
Nissan’s NV300 will be built at partner Renault’s Sandouville plant near Le Havre on the same line as the new Renault Trafic, which will increase the factory’s output by 100,000 units over the next decade, to 2026.
A three-year work and €230 million investment have transformed Sandouville, near the Channel port of Le Havre, into a centre of excellence for van production.
Carlos Ghosn, Renault Chief Executive Officer, said: “The production of the Nissan NV300 at the Sandouville plant is a win-win for Renault and for Nissan. We maximise Renault manufacturing expertise and Nissan gets a top quality production site in the heart of the European market.”
Sandouville also produces a version of Vivaro for Opel and Vauxhall. The plant will soon begin production of the next-generation Fiat mid-size van too.
Nissan and Renault are also developing a one-tonne pickup for Renault that will share select architectural features of the Nissan NP300.
Sandouville produced 93,000 Trafic vans last year. The plant produces more than 460 vans per day for Renault and its partners and Renault is adding 183 new positions at the plant.
Engines for Trafic and Nissan NV300 are produced by Renault Groupe’s Cléon plant, also in Normandy, which specialises in high-precision powertrain production.