Is the Nissan NV300 a more worthy Hiace rival than the local NV350?

If we decide based on looks, the answer is a no-brainer
by Drei Laurel | Feb 15, 2021
PHOTO: Nissan
CAR MODELS IN THIS ARTICLE

Look, the Nissan NV350 Urvan is one hell of a van. It’s capable, practical, and pretty established as a go-to people-hauler around these parts. But is it the top-of-mind-choice? Not really. That title still belongs to the Toyota Hiace. More so since the launch of the all-new version back in 2019.

If Nissan wants to narrow the gap, we have an idea: The Japanese car manufacturer just revealed the new NV300 over in Europe, and it looks like the perfect van to take on the Hiace.

The Nissan NV300 feature

Continue reading below ↓

Besides housing underneath it a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that can put out up to 170hp and 380Nm, the NV300’s hood also makes this Nissan look like a proper 2021 van. Don’t get us wrong—the Urvan isn’t ugly by any means. It’s just that the NV300, with its sleek, swept-back headlights, strong character lines, and modern overall appearance is much nicer to look at.

Continue reading below ↓
Recommended Videos

The same can be said of the interior, which you can configure for up to nine passengers. You can still get spec the NV300 with standard no-frill bench seats, but the fabrics are nicer and the cabin surfaces are much more polished.

The Nissan NV300 front view on the road

Continue reading below ↓

See Also

There’s a ton of storage options inside, a modern driver’s area, and an available eight-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The chrome buttons contrast nicely with the interior’s ‘dark carbon’ color scheme, too.

The Nissan NV300 on the road profile

Not bad, right? We’d definitely like to see Nissan come out with a more lavish version of the NV300—something along the lines of the Super Grandia Elite.

Continue reading below ↓

So, would you like to see this thing here on local roads? Or do you think Nissan is doing just fine with the NV350 Urvan? Let us know in the comments.

The Nissan NV300 angled rear view on the road

The Nissan NV300 full dashboard

Continue reading below ↓

The Nissan NV300 steering wheel feature

The Nissan NV300 dashboard storage box with charing port

Continue reading below ↓

The Nissan NV300 front seats

The Nissan NV300 door storage

Continue reading below ↓

The Nissan NV300 rear passenger seats

See Also

PHOTO: Nissan
  • Quiz Results

  • TGP Rating:
    /20

    Starts at ₱

    TGP Rating:
    /20
    Starts at ₱