The Nissan Elgrand was first released in 1997 and is still available till this present day. It has 3 editions released in 97, 2002 and 2010. In May 2002 the Elgrand underwent many changes to its chassis, suspension, exterior and interior design. The engine was consolidated to the v6 3,498 gasoline engine with 186 HP. In 2004 a V type, 6 cylinder, 2,495 gasoline engine with 186 HP was added and a 5 speed automatic transmission was made available with FR and 4WD drive system. The Elgrands interior is spacious with up to 8 seats, it is accommodating and very well suited to combine for an excellent campervan conversion. Features include front and rear air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors, twin airbags, tinted electric windows and auto close doors.
The Elgrand comes in a number of different models offering levels of features and design.
Elgrand uses either the 2.5l or 3.5l V6 VQ-series engine combined with a five-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic shift for better response. Additional transmission controls include Power and Snow settings, as well as 4×4 power options. It employs a multilink rear suspension with ventilated disc brakes all around.
Models of Elgrand can come equipped with power sliding doors, turn signal repeaters built into the side mirrors, a rear roof spoiler, and 16- (XL) or 17-inch (HWS) aluminium alloy wheels. The new front fascia, with a chromed grille, gives the Elgrand a sportier look.
Optional extras on some models include heated front seats, power curtains and finer levels of interior trim, such as woodgrain trim panels and a woodgrain steering wheel. The interior seating arrangement can be configured for dining by adjusting the front captain-style seats facing the back, and folding the second row of seats flat onto the seat cushions.
Top of the range models are the X, XL and Rider, mid-level are Highway Star then lower levels include V model.
All types of Elgrand offer excellent options for different campervan design.