Nissan Introduces First Commercial Vehicle in North America

Mar 15, 2010

Nissan North America Inc. (NNA) unveiled the all-new Nissan NV, the first entry in the company’s new Nissan Commercial Vehicle lineup in North America, at the National Truck Equipment Association’s (NTEA) annual Work Truck Show on Wednesday. 

“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 Nissan 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. The NV is the first High Roof commercial van to offer rugged body-on-frame construction. High Roof models allow most users to walk and stand in the cargo area.

Powering the rear-wheel drive Nissan NV is a choice of two powerful yet fuel-efficient engines – a 4.0-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8. Both are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

“The Nissan NV means business,” said Castelli.  “We’ve got a rugged chassis, ample 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 a shared vision.”

For a complete list of the NV’s features, check out the full announcement at Business Fleet.

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