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What is an Elgrand?

Karl

The Boss
Staff member
E50 Owner
Premium Member
E50 Expert
North East
#1
The Nissan Elgrand is a Luxury MPV designed only for the Japanese Market. Any Elgrand you buy in the UK or anywhere else in the world will be an import. They were never made anywhere other than Japan.

There are 3 generations of Elgrand; E50 (97'-02), E51 ('02-'10), and E52 ('10 - present).

The E50 has a retro "boxy" look to it. It has one sliding door (passenger side) and either 7 or 8 seats. There are four engine variants; QD32 3.2 Turbo Diesel, ZD30 3.0 Turbo Diesel, VG33 3.3 V6 Petrol and VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

The E51 has a more modern "curvy" look to it. It has two sliding doors (one each side) and either 7 or 8 seats. There are two engine variants; VQ25 2.5 V6 Petrol and VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

The E52 is basically an estate car on steroids. It's also the only model that is Front Wheel Drive (unless you get the 4WD model). There are only a few of these around, so not much is known about them. If you are an E52 owner, expect to have to answer your own questions, because there aren't many people who know about them. There are 2 engine variants; QR25 2.5 straight 4 Petrol, VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

They weigh 2 tonne (ish). They are not race cars. The models with the VQ35 carry 240bhp with them so they do move well... but they are designed for luxury and comfort, not performance in the twisties.

Once you have driven one, you'll know what the fuss is about. But this covers the basics at least.
 

stevegask

Well-Known Member
#5
There are 3 generations of Elgrand; E50 (97'-02), E51 ('02-'10), and E52 ('10 - present).

The E50 has a retro "boxy" look to it. It has one sliding door (passenger side) and either 7 or 8 seats. There are four engine variants; QD32 3.2 Turbo Diesel, ZD30 3.0 Turbo Diesel, VG33 3.3 V6 Petrol and VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

The E51 has a more modern "curvy" look to it. It has two sliding doors (one each side) and either 7 or 8 seats. There are two engine variants; VQ25 2.5 V6 Petrol and VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

The E52 is basically an estate car on steroids. It's also the only model that is Front Wheel Drive (unless you get the 4WD model). There are only a few of these around, so not much is known about them. If you are an E52 owner, expect to have to answer your own questions, because there aren't many people who know about them. There are 2 engine variants; QR25 2.5 straight 4 Petrol, VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

Once you have driven one, you'll know what the fuss is about. But this covers the basics at least.
Thanks so much Karl - really good information for a brand-spanking newbie like me! :D
 

Maranman

Newbie
Premium Member
South West
#7
The Nissan Elgrand is a Luxury MPV designed only for the Japanese Market. Any Elgrand you buy in the UK or anywhere else in the world will be an import. They were never made anywhere other than Japan.

There are 3 generations of Elgrand; E50 (97'-02), E51 ('02-'10), and E52 ('10 - present).

The E50 has a retro "boxy" look to it. It has one sliding door (passenger side) and either 7 or 8 seats. There are four engine variants; QD32 3.2 Turbo Diesel, ZD30 3.0 Turbo Diesel, VG33 3.3 V6 Petrol and VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

The E51 has a more modern "curvy" look to it. It has two sliding doors (one each side) and either 7 or 8 seats. There are two engine variants; VQ25 2.5 V6 Petrol and VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

The E52 is basically an estate car on steroids. It's also the only model that is Front Wheel Drive (unless you get the 4WD model). There are only a few of these around, so not much is known about them. If you are an E52 owner, expect to have to answer your own questions, because there aren't many people who know about them. There are 2 engine variants; QR25 2.5 straight 4 Petrol, VQ35 3.5 V6 Petrol.

They weigh 2 tonne (ish). They are not race cars. The models with the VQ35 carry 240bhp with them so they do move well... but they are designed for luxury and comfort, not performance in the twisties.

Once you have driven one, you'll know what the fuss is about. But this covers the basics at least.
Thanks, as a complete Nissan Elgrand virgin these are the facts that I need to know!
 

Maranman

Newbie
Premium Member
South West
#8
Hi Karl,
Sorry to hijack the thread slightly but I can't find where to post a simple question! How do I go about sending a PM to Richard Fox who has kindly agreed to try to answer all my Newbie (researching buying Elgrand Camper)
Don't mean to be mean to him but he seems to be in Holland, is he the best person to help me in Somerset?
Cheers Graeme
 

Karl

The Boss
Staff member
E50 Owner
Premium Member
E50 Expert
North East
#9
Hi @Maranman, as a premium member you have access to all areas of the forum, so please feel free to ask any questions you have in the relevant sections.
@Richard Fox is one of our most active members and I am sure, although he lives in Holland, he knows exactly what's what as he reads and comments on a lot of posts, so you would do well to contact him.

To start a conversation, hit your "inbox" button on the toolbar across the top, and press "start conversation". Then type in the username of the person you want to send to. Alternatively. if you find them in a thread on the forum, click their username then press "start conversation".
 

Dockers61

Member
Premium Member
Devon/Cornwall
#10
Hi @Karl , just thought id say hello, this is all very new to me so i will be asking lots of questions to various people.
And am looking forward to seeing what all the fuss/experience is all about.
Cheers
Nick
 
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