The 2018 Nissan NV350 gets a handful of updates

More than a nip and tuck for the popular NV350

Already an extremely popular choice in the van segment in Japan, the land of the rising sun gets its hands on the 2018 Nissan NV350 Caravan, with a host of notable changes.

Exterior changes are substantial, with Nissan’s V-motion grille design up front, complementing the new foglight housings. LED headlights for both low and high beam are standard, as well as new rear LED clusters for improved visibility. For safety and convenience, intelligent emergency braking, vehicle dynamics control, traction control, and hill start assist, previously available only on some two-wheel-drive variants are now standard on all NV350 Caravan van models. In addition, intelligent around view monitor has been installed for the first time in vehicles of this class in Japan. Similar to a 360-degree camera, this feature promotes safety when parking in narrow spaces, or when cargo obstructs rear visibility.

Engines come in three variants, a single 2.5-liter diesel and gasoline, and a 2.0-liter gasoline version, all are four cylinder powerplants, with five-speed automatic transmissions, and four-wheel drive as an option across the entire range.

Interior stays the same, with the standard touchscreen multimedia system on all variants in Japan. Automatic climate control is also available in the rear, as is an auto-closing rear door. Different layouts for seats and height to suit the needs of buyers are also available, with extended and standard wheelbases.