U.S.-Made Nissan NV Commercial Vans Now In Production

According to MD Nissan Dealership, Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Canton, Miss.—where thousands of workers had already been been building the Altima, Titan and Armada—has now kicked off production of the automaker’s all-new lineup of 2012 rear-drive NV commercial vans

“Today’s Job One ceremony not only commemorates a new era for the Canton plant and launch of the innovative Nissan NV commercial van, it also represents growth for Nissan in North America and affirmation of our dedication to building the highest quality products for customers in every major product segment,” said Nissan Americas Chairman Carlos Tavares as the assembly line ramped up.

These rugged new work vans are the first in the industry to offer both durable body-on-frame construction and the advantages of an available high-roof cargo box, and provide plenty of versatility with:

  • Three sizes—NV1500, NV2500 HD, NV3500 HD
  • Two engine choices—A 4.0-liter V6 capable of 261 hp/281 lb-ft of torque and a 317-hp 5.6-liter V8 that is rated at 385 lb-ft of torque, both mated to a five-speed automatic transmission
  • Two trim levels—Base S for a well-contented work truck and SV for features like a full-length inner cargo-box panel that can prevent cargo from denting the vehicle’s outer skin
  • Standard- and high-roof configurations
  • A high-value MSRP that starts at $24,590

“Nissan has been a leading innovator in commercial vehicles around the world for more than 75 years,” added Tavares. “It’s with great pride that Nissan now enters the commercial vehicle market in the United States and Canada with the dynamic lineup of innovative, high quality Nissan NV vans built right here in Mississippi.”