Nissan Elgrand E52

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2 cars incl. 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5

The car looks great in the flesh. Exactly as it was described and how it looked in the photos. underside is very clean, seats are in better condition than I expected and the mods are nice. Exterior just needs a good scrub obviously but looks good.

This is the 5th car I've imported and this is definitely the smoothest process yet so very impressed. Thanks again and my commendations on great service, will be back for more!

Will keep you updated and can't wait til the weekend.

- Ian L Sydney, Australia 2 cars incl. 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5


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Nissan Elgrand E52

The E52 Elgrand is Nissan's most luxurious and feature packed mini van to date, existing as a showcase for some of Nissan's most advanced technologies. Picking up right where the immensely popular E51 left off, the E52 took the strenghts of its predecessor which made it so popular, and built on them. The Elgrand is also sold outside of Japan in the US and other markets as the Nissan Quest, however with lower specifications than the Japanese version, and with a different front and rear end treatment.

Drive train variants include a 2.5L 2WD (chassis type TE52), 2.5L 4WD (chassis type TNE52), 3.5L 2WD (chassis type PE52) or 3.5L 4WD (chassis type PNE52) and are mated to a 6 speed Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) which optimizes fuel efficiency. The 2.5L engine outputs 127kW (170hp) while the 3.5L engine outputs 208kW (280hp), or 225kW (300hp) for the High Performance Spec model.

Impotable models do have some limitations with only start of production 2010 until May 2012 models being able to be brought in, and of those only variants equipped with Nissan's Around View system, which feature a 4 camera display to the driver. 2.5L, 3.5L, 2WD and 4WD models are all eligible, with either 7 or 8 seats.

Further below is a full list of the features available with the E52 Elgrand, here is information on some of the more interesting equipment they can come with:

  • Around View with Moving Object Detection

    The Around View system uses 4 cameras on each side of the car to create a complete 360 degree top down view of the Elgrand and it's surroundings. This can be used to see blind spots and other areas around the car which otherwise cannot be seen. As well as the All Around View, these cameras can be used for rear parking assistance, viewing the front left wheel to avoid gutter scraping, and the front camera can use a 180 degree fish eye view to help driver's see around corners or around cars which may be blocking the driver's view at an intersection.

    Around View also can come with Moving Object Detection, which will alert the drive if an person/object has suddently entered the vicinity of the car.

  • Parking Guide Assist

    Using the Around View system, the car will automatically detect the empty car park space (either for parallel parking or reverse parking) and will highlight the position on the Around View layout which the driver should aim for. When moving into the parking space a box will be formed showing the position the car will eventually end up in should the driver maintain their current steering angle, and so turning the steering wheel until the predicted position matches the parking space makes parking simple and predictable.

  • Collision Avoidance Assist

    The car monitors the area ahead of and behind the car, and at low speeds will automatically apply the brakes if the driver fails to do so, avoiding an accident. This works both while travelling forwards and backwards.

  • Eco Drive Assist

    A system which improves fuel efficiently by 5% to 10% by offering feedback to the accelerator pedal and smoothing out a driver's responses. This feature can be turned off.

  • BOSE sound system

    E52 Elgrands can feature an optional BOSE sound system, featuring 5.1 channel surround sound (with subwoofer) and a total of 13 speakers throughout the car.

    Also optional is an 11 inch flip down monitor in the roof for rear passengers, at the time of release this was the largest factory monitor available worldwide.

  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    Should a tyre develop a leak or slowly go flat the driver can be alerted, preventing possible damage, accident, or poor fuel economy.

  • Radar Cruise Control

    Cruise control which is also able to monitor the car ahead and maintain a steady distance, so the driver does not have to constantly adjust the speed to maintain distance with the car in front.

  • One Touch folding rear seats

    The rear power seats fold forwards into the floor and can fold back up again at the push of a button, with the ability to move the split folding seats independently.

    7 seat versions for the second row of seats also feature luxurious foot rests, arm rests, and several levels of adjustability including a two pivot point seat back.

  • Smart Key Access

    The smart key means that you do not have to insert a key into the ignition to start the car, it needs only be within vicinity of the car (ie in your pocket). Likewise the front doors, rear power sliding doors and tailgate do not have to be physically unlocked or unlocked by pressing a button on the key, you can simply walk up to the car and it will detect you have the key on you, authorizing access.

  • AFS Adaptive Front lighting System

    The headlights are capable of aiming in different directions as the car turns, and dependent on the speed and steering angle change rate can adapt to light where the car will be going, and also highlight pedestrians on the side of the road.

  • Scratch Shield Paint

    Paint which automatically 'heals' minor scratches to the body work, taking around 7 days via an elastic resin in the paint.

The features vary between each model and options chosen when new, but can include:

ABS brakes 16, 18 or 19 inch wheels
Dual front airbags, dual side airbags, and full length curtain airbags BOSE 5.1 channel surround sound with 13 speakers, including subwoofer
Traction control Stability control
Electronic Braking Distribution Dual zone climate control
Rear climate controls Air ionizer
Around View Monitor Parking Guide Assist
Collission Avoidance Assist Eco Drive Assist
Dual sunroofs Power folding mirrors
Dual power sliding doors Power rear tailgate
Power front seats with memory Heated seats
One Touch power folding rear seats Power side step with LED illumination
Advanced interior lighting system Front display screen
Flip down 11 inch rear display screen Cloth, part leather or full leather interior
Adaptive Headrests Smart key
Push button start Tyre pressure monitoring system
Radar cruise control Auto headlights
AFS aiming headlights Xenon headlights
CD stacker, USB port, and Bluetooth access Steering wheel audio controls
Passenger window roller blinds Split folding rear seats
Fold flat rear seats Several cup holders and storage pockets


All variants available in 2WD or 4WD, most available in 2.5L or 3.5L unless stated otherwise, and most with 7 or 8 seats available unless stated otherwise. Only E52 Elgrands fitted with the Around View Monitor system are eligible.

2.5L only base model. Comes with simple body kit, cloth interior, one power sliding door (second optional) and 16 inch wheels. BOSE sound system not optional. 8 seat only. This model is allowed for import
Rider by Autech
Rider specific body kit, rear wing, exhaust, and chrome 18" wheels. Part or full leather available. Comes in white, silver or black only. This model is allowed for import
Rider Black Line
Rider model in black or white only, with dark chrome grille and headlight surrounds. This model is allowed for import
Rider High Performance Spec
Rider model with an additional 15kW (20hp). Chassis is stiffened, suspension is tuned by Yamaha, and 19 inch wheels fitted. Made from late 2011 onwards. This model is allowed for import
Highway Star
Features front aero bumper and side skirts and 18 inch wheels. Part leather interior and dual power sliding doors as standard. This model is allowed for import
Highway Star Urban Chrome
Highway Star 18 inch wheels with graphite finish, different trim tail lights, and front lip spoiler to the regular Highway Star body kit as standard. Power tailgate usually optioned on 3.5L model. This model is allowed for import
Highway Star Premium
Top luxury spec model aside from the rare VIP model. 7 seat only with dark espresso leather seats, steering wheel controls, intelligent brake assist as standard. Dual power doors, power tail gate, power rear seats, heated seats and BOSE 13 speaker 5.1 channel surround sound as standard (optional on other models). This model is allowed for import
Slightly rarer version, the same spec as a Highway Star Premium but with dual sunroofs standard (instead of optional), and a slightly softer black leather interior instead of the espresso leather. This model is allowed for import
VIP Lounge package
Very rare 4 seat limousine-like version. Only 2 front seats and two large seats in the rear with a table or other elements where the second row of seats would normally sit. Power and non power rear seat versions are avaialble. This model is allowed for import


The details provided here may vary for each vehicle, and J-Spec makes no claims as to the accuracy of this information.