Introducing the all-new Nissan Interstar: Electric vs Diesel

Nissan has unveiled a new version of the Interstar with an electric powertrain, which is set to come to the vehicle market this summer. The Japanese manufacturer already has a diesel model of the van available, and with this Nissan is presently accepting pre-orders for its recently launched Interstar large van at a starting price of £33,090 (excluding VAT).

Nissan Interstar Design and Features

The Interstar has been enhanced with a new interior design. Nissan has stated that the cabin offers increased space compared to previous models, and the van features a driver-centric layout, including an infotainment system positioned on a curved dashboard.

By default, all newly released Interstar models of the latest generation come with an extensive array of safety functionalities. These include Forward Emergency Braking, Drowsiness Warning, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Additionally, the brand-new lineup also incorporates the Trailer Sway Assist feature, providing enhanced security during towing operations.

The latest model also boasts enhanced maneuverability, with an improved turning radius of -1.5 meters when compared to its predecessors.

On the outside, the van's design was greatly influenced by aerodynamics to enhance efficiency. Consequently, the vehicle features a windscreen with a steeper rake, a flatter underbody, and a roof with a curved shape.

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Electric vs Diesel

The latest Interstar-e model offers customers the option to choose between two different electric powertrain configurations. The higher-end variant is equipped with an 87kWh battery, allowing for a range of 286 miles. Alternatively, a smaller 40kWh unit will also be offered, providing a range of 124 miles.

On the other hand, the diesel variant offers power outputs including 105PS, 130PS, 150PS, and 170PS. All of these options are equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, except for the two most powerful versions which offer a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The forthcoming Interstar of the next generation will be introduced to the market featuring an extensive selection of pre-built conversions, encompassing Tipper, Dropside, and Box Van options.

Nissan adding an electric van for the first time in their history to their lineup aligns with their aim to fully switch to electric vehicles by 2030 in Europe. This van will be arriving later on in the year.

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