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Nissan Elgrand
Nissan Elgrand E51 005.JPG
Manufacturer Nissan
Also called Isuzu Fargo Filly
Isuzu Filly
Nissan Caravan Elgrand
Nissan Homy Elgrand
Production 1997-present
Predecessor Nissan Homy
Class Luxury Van

The Nissan Elgrand is a luxury MPV manufactured by Nissan since 1997 to the present day, that has been available in 2 model developments the E50 and the E51.

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E50 "First Generation" Elgrand 1997 ~ 2002

Nissan Elgrand First Generation
Nissan Elgrand E50 001.JPG
Manufacturer Nissan
Also called Isuzu Fargo Filly
Isuzu Filly
Nissan Caravan Elgrand
Nissan Homy Elgrand
Production 1997-2002
Predecessor Nissan Homy
Class Luxury Van
Engine(s) VG33E (2000-end of production)
Transmission(s) Automatic

The first generation of the Nissan Elgrand produced from May 1997 - May 2002. Various engine combiniations were available including the petrol VG33E, VQ35DE and diesel QD32ETi and ZD30DDTi. The E50 had a 4 speed automatic transmission and came in either 2- or 4-wheel drive.

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E50 model variations

The E50 version of the Elgrand came in several model variations including:

  • Caravan
  • Homy
  • Highway Star
  • Rider

alongside the more familiar and later used model names of: V, VG, X and XL variations.

E50 alternatives

From 1997 to 2002, the E50 Elgrand was sold by Isuzu as Isuzu Filly for the Japanese market exclusively.

E51 "Second Generation" Elgrand 2002 ~ 2010

Nissan Elgrand Second Generation
2002-2004 NISSAN ELGRAND.jpg
Manufacturer Nissan
Production 2002-present
Class Luxury MPV /Van
Engine(s) VQ35DE or VQ25DE(2004-present)
Transmission(s) 5 speed automatic with manumatic shifting (VQ35DE)
Wheelbase 2,950 mm (116.1 in)
Length 4,835 mm (190.4 in)
Width 1,795 mm (70.7 in) (XL) / 1,815 mm (71.5 in) (HWS)
Height 1,920 mm (75.6 in) (XL) / 1,910 mm (75.2 in) (HWS)

The E51 is a popular people mover that primarily competes with the Toyota Alphard, and Honda Elysion.

E51 Specifications

The Elgrand uses either 2.5l or 3.5l V6 VQ-series engines combined with a five speed automatic transmission with a tiptronic gear shift for more responsive motoring. This is combined with additional transmission controls that includes Power and Snow controls, as well as 4x4 drive options for the 4x4 mode Elgrand. It uses Multi link rear suspension along with a four-wheel ventilated disc brakes as the braking system.

E51 design and features

The exterior of the Elgrand has changed a lot since its predecessor and is now equipped with remote controlled electronic doors, side mirrors with signal lights, a rear roof spoiler, and 16 (XL) or 17 (HWS) inch Aluminum Alloy rims. The new front styling (including new chrome front grill) gives the Elgrand an enhanced sporty look.

The interior features include captain seats, a eight speaker sound system, with an optional 9th Bose sound system, and a TV and DVD player with a nine inch (229 mm) screen. The Elgrand is also equipped with an eight inch (203 mm) LCD monitor at the front in the dashboard that provides Vehicle Information and is part of the CARWINGS Vehicle Information System (also known as VIS). Optional extras for the Elgrand also include, heated drivers seat and a heated front passenger's seat as well. Electronic curtains and finer levels of interior trim including wood-grained effects on fascia panels and the steering wheel.

Like most of the newer models produced by Nissan, the Elgrand comes with the "Keyless-go" feature. This enhances convenience for the user. Higher spec Elgrands including the Highway Star, Rider, X and XL version come with an internal GPS system, which used a dedicated system that only works in Japan. An optional GPS system for the Hong Kong and China Guandong province can be installed into the eight inch (203 mm) LCD screen in the dashboard.

E51 interiors

E51 model variations

The Current range of 2009 Nissan Elgrands include either a 3.5L 240 bhp (179 kW; 243 PS) or 2.5L engine variation available in 5 different model types, these are:

  • V
  • VG
  • X
  • XL
  • Highway Star
  • Rider

The Elgrand is only currently available through Nissan dealerships in Japan, with limited imports to both Hong Kong, and Brunei.

J42H "Third Generation" Elgrand 2010 ~

The all-new third generation J42H Elgrand will share a platform with an all-new U.S Market R42H Nissan Quest [1]

World markets

There is a strong gray import market emerging for Elgrands in the following countries: United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia. Growth in these markets is mainly being generated by either car enthusiasts or through the need of a large 8-seater vehicle / MPV that is currently not available in that market space.

In Hong Kong presently (2007), 2 models are offered, the Elgrand XL and the Elgrand Highway Star which is an eight passenger variant. The Elgrand is packed with options including the AFS (Active Front Lighting System) that can also be found in the third generation Toyota Previa/Estima.The Elgrand comes in 6 different colors and is equipped with twin sunroofs and Xenon headlamps with the Auto on-off system. The base price of both the Elgrand XL and the Highway Star are the same at $486,800 Hong Kong Dollars.

In the United Kingdom, most Elgrands are imported for resale through specialist Japanese car import agents or dealerships. There is also a growing marketing in the self importing of Elgrands, through either purchase through directly through Japaneses car auctions or dealers online. Currently in the UK it is estimated that there are in the region of 600-700 Elgrands that have been imported. The majority being the earlier E50 1997-2001 model, with possibly only about 50 Elgrands being the later E51 2002-2009 versions.

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