Earlier this month, Nissan North American, Inc. (NNA) unveiled the all-new Nissan NV, the company’s first commercial vehicle in North America, at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) annual Work Truck Show.
“Today, we’re introducing a tool to help entrepreneurs and owner-operators work smart and more productively. Created and built in America with Nissan’s quality and reliability, the NV is a breakthrough in commercial van design,” said Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares. “And the new NV is only the beginning. Nissan will bring a convincing lineup of commercial vehicles to North America, along with a high quality network of dealers across the U.S.”
The 2011 NV (Nissan Van) is scheduled to launch in late 2010. It will be available in three models, NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD, and in two roof configurations – Standard Roof and High Roof. High Roof models allow most users to walk and stand in the cargo area.
The interior of the NV cab is roomy and comfortable. The passenger seat includes a segment-exclusive fold-down feature, creating a convenient worktable. An available center console offers storage compartments and space to hold binders and a laptop computer.
The NV also provides exceptional utility with a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls. The cargo area features a full-length inner panel to prevent cargo from denting the vehicle’s outer skin. There are also multiple weld-nut attachment points for mounting shelving and racks.
Two powerful and fuel-efficient engines are available on the rear-wheel drive Nissan NV: a 4.0-liter V6 and a 5.6-liter V8. Both are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.
“The Nissan NV means business,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Fleet. “We’ve got a rugged chassis, aple power and fuel economy, a comfortable cabin and a huge cargo capacity. We’re meeting the needs of commercial van owners and operators with innovation and shared vision.”