The Nissan NV300 is the van model of the company in Europe and it features the latest design and engine compared to the old generation NV350 van in the local market of the Philippines.
Its front fascia and body are more boxy and muscular while providing bigger space and headroom. It can also occupy 3-row in passenger side seating on top of the driver side.
The other most notable feature is the nose-out frame on which Nissan transfers the engine placement at the front and not below the cabin. This will give extra length to the overall body but in exchange for a better-looking design.
Powering the NV300 Urvan van is Renault’s 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with variable horsepower from 119 to 168 HP. Meanwhile, the torque is plenty too at 320 to 380 Nm compared to the 128 HP and 356 Nm of the current NV350 in the PH.
What we’re hoping is that Nissan could put the tamed version of the 2.5-liter engine of Terra and Navara Calibre to the NV300–190 HP and 450 Nm.
There are no official photos or launch date yet but we’re hoping Nissan will bring the NV300 this year. The current NV350 price starts at P1-million pesos and it is expected the NV300 will have its SRP raised between P1.3M and P1.5M–more affordable than the Toyota Hiace van and Hyundai Starex.
2021 Nissan NV300 Urvan van specs, price, release date in the Philippines
- Body type: van, up to 15-seater
- Engine: 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine
- Power: 120 to 168 HP
- Torque: 380 Nm to 450 Nm
- Transmission: 5-speed manual or automatic
- Fuel efficiency: est. maximum 14km/l highway*
- Ground clearance: 200mm
- Safety: Driver and front passenger dual SRS airbags, ABS or Anti-lock Brake System, Parking sensors and camera, ISOFIX
- Features: Touchscreen infotainment system
- Price: estimated P1.3-million base model price
- Release date: estimated Q3 2021 in the Philippines