A Brief Look at the Nissan NV
The History and Evolution of the Nissan NV Vehicle
The Nissan NV vehicle is a line of commercial vehicles created by Nissan. It is available in three different body styles (van, passenger, and cargo) and three different lengths. The Nissan NV is known for its versatility, durability, and reliability. Let’s take a look at the history and evolution of this iconic vehicle.
The First Generation (2012-2021)
Nissan first introduced the NV (Nissan Van) in 2012. The first generation of the Nissan NV was available in two different models: NV1500 and NV2500. The NV1500 was powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine with a horsepower rating of 261. The NV2500 was equipped with a 5.6-liter V8 engine producing 317 horsepower. The first-generation NV was only available in cargo van and passenger van styles.
The cargo van style had two different roof height options, while the passenger van had only one. The cargo van version could fit 234.1 cubic feet of cargo while the passenger van could fit up to 12 passengers. In 2016, Nissan introduced the NV Cargo NV3500 HD which was a cargo van with a high roof and extended length offering up to 323 cubic feet of cargo volume.
In terms of safety features, the first-generation NV offered standard front, side, and roof-mounted curtain airbags along with anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, and a rearview camera.
The Second Generation (2022-Present)
In 2022, Nissan introduced the NV Cargo, NV Passenger, and NV200 compact cargo van in the U.S. market. The second-generation Nissan NV has been significantly redesigned with major changes in its exterior and interior and equipped with new technology features.
The new Nissan NV comes in three different models – NV Cargo, NV Passenger, and NV200. The NV Cargo and NV Passenger come in three trims, S, SV, and SL while the NV200 is only available in two trims, S and SV.
The new Nissan NV offers a comfortable and spacious cabin with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility. The new models are also equipped with advanced safety features, including forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and rear automatic braking.
The new Nissan NV lineup offers four different engine options. The NV Cargo and NV Passenger have two engine options: a 4.0-liter V6 engine with 261 horsepower and a 5.6-liter V8 engine with 375 horsepower. The NV200 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 131 horsepower. All of these models can be equipped with either a 7-speed automatic or 6-speed automatic transmission.
The NV Conversions
The NV also spawned several different vehicle variations, including the NV200 and the NV Passenger. The Nissan NV200 is a compact cargo van designed for urban environments. It has a payload capacity of 1,480 pounds and can haul up to 122.7 cubic feet of cargo. The NV200 is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 131 horsepower. It is available in two trims, the S and SV.
The Nissan NV Passenger is a fully equipped passenger van available in three different models: S, SV, and SL. The NV Passenger can carry up to 12 passengers and comes standard with a V6 engine, producing 261 horsepower. It has a maximum towing capacity of 8,700 pounds when equipped with the optional towing package.
Over the years, the Nissan NV has undergone significant changes in design, technology, and performance. The Nissan NV has come a long way since its initial introduction in 2012, with the latest models offering advanced technology and safety features, making them more user-friendly and practical for commercial purposes. The NV line of vehicles is a testament to Nissan’s commitment to creating vehicles that are reliable, safe, and efficient, providing drivers with the comfort and peace of mind they need to get the job done.