Nissan to Launch the New 2011 NV1500, NV250, NV3500 by Year End
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NV stands for Nissan Van. The Japanese automaker is planning to have a re-imaging of the commercial carryall box. Nissan will launch the van in three versions, with an option of either a V6 or a V8 engine.
Nissan claims that it has spent 5 years in researching the commercial vehicle market scenario before coming up with the NV. The NV has body-on-frame construction and doghouse-less powertrain packaging, all responsible for the space-efficient interior room and easy servicing. In addition, the NV also boasts of features like a flat-folding passenger seat that can do desk duty, an optional removable center console, and plenty of nooks and pockets to hold the tools of the trade.
The cargo area between the two front seats is 120.7 inches in length, with a max width of 70.3 inches, and a height of 55.4 inches with the standard roof or 76.5 inches with the optional high roof. These dimensions allow anyone to stand up and work in the back. There’s a no-drill roof-rack mounting system, weld-nut attachment points for interior shelving and racks, and optional pre-wiring for extra electricity-needing accessories.
Among the three models available (NV1500, NV2500 and NV3500), all will have the standard roof, while the high-roof option will be limited only to the 2500 and 3500 vans. The 4.0-liter V-6 will serve as the base engine and its 5.6-liter V-8 will be the optional one. Both will be paired with a five-speed automatic transmission.
Built at Nissan’s plant in Canton, Mississippi, the NV is expected to arrive toward the end of the year. It is hopeful of giving tough competition to the likes of Mercedes-Benz/Freightliner Sprinter.