Nissan’s first entry into the commercial vehicle market in North America – the 2011 Nissan NV (Nissan Van) – is scheduled to launch in late 2010 and will be available in three models – NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD – and in Standard Roof or High Roof configurations. The NV’s rugged design combines a full-length hood with access to the engine for service and maintenance, along with signature Nissan styling cues such as large headlights and a vertical grille.
The broad bodysides provide ample room for company logos or advertising messages, while the tall, wide doors offer easy access to the cab and cargo areas. Powering the rear-wheel-drive Nissan NV will be a choice of two powerful fuel-efficient engines – a 4.0-liter V-6 and 5.6-liter V-8. Both will be mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.
Inside the cab is a roomy comfortable interior with wide supportive seating and an expansive instrument panel. The passenger seat includes a segment-exclusive fold-down feature, providing a convenient worktable. An available center console offers storage compartments and space to hold binders and a laptop computer. Other convenient storage spaces include a wide overhead console (available with High Roof models) and large door pockets.
The NV also provides exceptional utility, thanks to a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls. Along with maximizing cargo space, the sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification. There also are multiple weld-nut attachment points for mounting shelving and racks.