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Nissan Elgrand

JDM, Nissan Elgrand E51 and NE51

First Introduced in 2002 the model spec where V, V 70th, VG, X 8 Seat, XL 7 Seat,

Also the Highway Star and Rider 8 Seat models.

Nissan used there 3.5i V6 VQ engine married to a five-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic control

The lower spec model is the V, V-70th Edition.

The JDM Nissan Elgrand XL was the Highest Spec model with 7 Full Leather Seats.

There are also 2/4 WD Version with Power and Snow mode as well as Centre Diff Lock.


Most come with 2 Intelligent Proximity Key which can now be reprogramed here in the UK

For key reprograming in the Manchester area go to

The 2004 face lift model brought further improvement in the form optional of side and front view cameras.

Other fetchers including were: LED Light, VOICE activated controls, Auto DJ, Auto voice activated hand free phone calls, and a satellite controlled clock,

But sadly many these fetchers are not compatible for use the UK.

For example it’s impossible to reset the clock as it has a permanently linked to a satellite which only gives a Japanese time signal.

The fact is today used Nissan Elgrand Specs can be a bit of a Pick and Mix,

It seem the original buyer must have been given a tic box list to choose what specs he wants

Very rare but sometimes they come with CRUISE CONTROL

Many do come with MULTI-DECK CD | BOSE All round 9 speaker car system | Rear TV, with a 7″ LCD screen

Back in 2002 these were serious luxury items

Wind Screens:

There was a number of options on the wind screens, ranging from a standard, through to a water repellent tinted screen.

The water repellent screens has a holographic sticker to identify this option

Nissan Elgrand Rider

Rider versions being the lightest version as it was originally conceived as a Sports model,

It had many features removed to reduce the power to weight ratio,

The Rider also had a larger Aero Body Kit, Front Bumper, Chrome Grille, Front Fog Lamps,

Starting From 2004 Nissan Introduced the 2.5i as well as the 3.5i VQ-series engine combined with a five-speed automatic gearbox with Tiptronic control.

There is also 2 / 4 WD Option with Power and Snow mode as well as 4×4 options.

Production of the Nissan Elgrand E51 and NE51 came to an end in 2010

In August of 2010 Nissan Launched the E52 next generation of the Nissan Elgrand MPV.

The Nissan Elgrand is a perfect vehicle for Holiday leisure Towing Caravans, Boats, Trailers, or maybe when fitted with an aftermarket (Elevating Roof) a Motor Camper . Ideal for Wiled Camping!

If you would like to know more about the large saving to be made purchasing a Nissan Elgrand direct from the Japanese Car Auctions at the Export Trade Price then get in direct contact with myself – Mr. Paul Bowden at Japautoagent Ltd.

More Information can be found on the Nissan Elgrand owners club

Also at Wikipedia