NV400 offers a far wider range of model types, sizes and options than the outgoing Interstar. Based on architecture common to the Master from Alliance partner Renault, NV400 has a distinctly different look developed specially for the vehicle by designers and engineers at Nissan Design Europe and Nissan Technical Centre Europe respectively. The result, which adapts Nissan's now familiar 'balanced angle strut' look and other Nissan models, but also underlines the rugged nature of the range. Everything ahead of the windscreen is new, NV400 having its own bonnet, front wings, grille and front bumper. Even the headlights, complete with integrated running lights, are unique to NV400.