Nissan Launches NV Commercial Vehicle Lineup

Just unveiled minutes ago at the annual NTEA Work Truck Show Show in St Louis, the all-new NV Commercial Vehicle lineup marks Nissan’s first giant leap into the commercial vehicle market in North America.

The Nissan NV, a commercial van, will become available this fall. There will be three initially models when it goes on sale, including the NV1500, NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD. These models will also feature two roof configurations including a “High Roof” option for customers that need to carry taller loads. The High Roof option is a first of any van built with a rugged body-on-frame construction.

The design of the Nissan NV is certainly handsome and masculine, with a slight hint of the full-size Nissan Titan pickup. Based on the same platform as the Titan, the NV features the similar large headlights and bold grille that have become common Nissan truck design cues.

Along the side of the NV is ample real estate for logos, signs, and possible advertising messages that companies will be able to utilize. The doors in the rear are also large and wide enough to provide easy access to the expansive cargo area.

The NV’s cargo area is where this vehicle will truly impress commercial vehicles customers. Not only will the High Roof option allow users to stand upright in the cargo area, but its floor is wide and flat to maximize cargo carrying capabilities. The sidewalls are also highly configurable, enabling the installation of aftermarket storage systems with ease. The sidewalls of the NV come with multiple weld-nut attachment points to make attached shelves and racks simple, without excessive modification.

While the interior was built with wear and tear in mind, that’s not to say the NV won’t be comfortable. Seating is comprised of an array of materials that provide optimal wear, but they also are design to be supportive for even long hauls. The instrument panel is large and expansive, but at the same time places controls easily within reach. Nissan included numbers cubbyholes and storage compartments as well, and the passenger side seat even folds flat to accommodate longer items or to double as a worktable.

Buyers of the Nissan NV will be able to choose between two two powerful yet fuel-efficient engines including a 4.0-liter V6 and a 5.6-liter V8. Seattle commercial truck dealers say both engines will be mated to a five-speed automatic transmission to maximize power, fuel-efficiency, and easy of use.

Nissan stresses that the NV is just the beginning and promises a robust lineup of commercial vehicles in the future. The NV is assembled in Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant.

The commercial truck segment is certainly a tough one, but it’s especially tough for a new comer. Despite that handicap, customers seeking auto repair Marlboro Nissan say the feature set and the styling of the NV will help make it an incredible success.