Nissan Vans

Nissan Primaster Vans

Nissan Primaster Van

Nissan Primaster Van

Distinctive and fresh in appearance, Primastar drives as well as it looks. With an intelligent cabin design, smart loadspace, smooth driving performance, it gives you something to look forward to. Every day.

With its intelligent approach to design that focuses on driver comfort, there’s a Primastar vehicle for every job.

Primastar Van gives you all the cargo space you need. With two lengths and heights to choose from and a multitude of options, it’s entirely adaptable to your business.

Primastar is designed to save you time, backache and headaches. And while it’s easy to load, its impressive cargo capacity makes Primastar hard to fill.

Responsive on the street, Primastar handles like a car and is equipped with high performing diesel engines. All this because driving should be the easy part of your work.

Nissan Interstar Vans

Nissan Interstar Van

Nissan Interstar Van

Nissan’s big panel van comes courtesy of its alliance with Renault and the French company’s existing partnership with Opel/Vauxhall to produce the Renault Master and Opel/Vauxhall Movano. Thoroughly refreshed in 2003, the latest Interstar can provide a strong challenge to the large panel van sector favourites like the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.

A choice of three body lengths, three roof heights and four common rail turbodiesel engines ensure broad appeal, but the Interstar also benefits from a wide selection of options to modify the van to either individual or business requirements.

Entry level E models come with a radio/cassette player, driver’s airbag, power steering and a tubular bulkhead. Upgrade to an SE and it adds a CD player, full metal bulkhead, electric windows, electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors, and a rear parking sensor.

Options include the climate pack (comprising a heat-reflective windscreen and air conditioning), technology pack (adding satellite navigation, cruise control and telephone pre-wiring), and the glazed pack (glazed bulkhead and rear doors with window demist). The cabin is exceptionally comfortable for up to three adults, even over long distances, and there is a good range of seating adjustment for the driver. Large door mirrors provide good visibility to the rear.

Two cup holders are provided, as well as under-seat storage and a dash-mounted document clip. Our test vehicle was also fitted with optional shelf/drawer units in the cargo compartment. Engine choices include an 82bhp 1.9 dCi (SWB only) which offers 148lb-ft at 2,000rpm. A choice of two 2.5 dCi units with either 100bhp (192lb-ft at 1500rpm) or 115bhp (214lb-ft at 1600rpm), make up the mainstream choices, while at the top of the range there is a 3.0 dCi with 136bhp and 236lb-ft at 1800rpm.

The two more powerful versions come with six-speed manual transmissions as standard, and the 3.0 dCi we tested proved more than up to the job of carrying heavy loads. The six-speed gearbox also meant a fairly relaxed environment at a steady 70mph on the motorway. Double wishbone front suspension means precise turn in, while leaf springs at the rear provide the best option for carrying loads, although it can feel a little skittish at the rear when empty.

Nissan Kubistar Vans

Nissan Kubistar Van

Nissan Kubistar Van

The Kubistar is a small van in the same mould as the Ford Transit Connect, Peugeot Expert and Renault Kangoo. Especially so with the Kangoo, as aside from the Nissan badge on the front, Kubistar is a Kangoo – the two are idential.

It’s a good alrounder: nippy enough around town, adequate on the motorway and capable of carrying a payload of up to 800kgs. It’s an ideal choice for small buinesses looking for van that’s cheap to run, fliexible and easy to drive.

A comfortable van to drive with a clear view of the road ahead and an adjustable and it’s easy to get in-and-out of quickly, making it ideal for couriers. The dash is simply and functionally laid out. Entry-level Kubistar E has tinted windows, remote central locking, tinted glass, power steering, an airbag bulkhead, rubber load mat and interior wheelarch protectors. SE adds electric windows, electric door mirrors, a CD player instead of the cassette, roof storage shelf and ABS.

Choose from a 1.2-litre with 60bhp or an excellent 1.5 dCi with 60, 70, or 80bhp. The diesel is the engine to go for. It’s punchy, refined and impressively frugal. In terms of performance, it’s nippy enough around town and performs acceptably well on the motorway, especially in 85bhp form. It’s a bit noisy when it starts up, but this soon dies down and power delivery is smooth.

The 1.5 dCi – which has previously been used in Renault and Nissan passenger cars – is very economical and all diesel outputs achieve in excess of 50mpg. With a turning circle of 10.4 metres, Kubistar makes an ideal choice for couriers and other firms who often use vans in town: it’s compact and nippy.