Nissan NV

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Not to be confused with Nissan NV100, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV350, or Nissan NV400.
Nissan NV
2012 Nissan NV 2500 HD -- 09-15-2011.jpg
Manufacturer Nissan
Production 2011-Present
Model years 2012-Present
Assembly Canton, Mississippi (Nissan USA)
Aguascalientes, Mexico (Nissan Mexico)
Body and chassis
Class Full-size van
Body style 3-door van
4-door van
Layout FR layout
Engine 4.0 L VQ40DE V6
5.6 L VK56DE V8
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase 146.1 in (3,711 mm)
Length 240.6 in (6,111 mm)
Width 79.9 in (2,029 mm)
Height 83.9 in (2,131 mm)
High Roof: 105.0 in (2,667 mm) & 106.0 in (2,692 mm)
HD S: 84.9 in (2,156 mm)
Predecessor Nissan Urvan (Mexico)

The Nissan NV (Nissan Van) is the first full-size van built by the Japanese automaker for the United States and Canada, and sold by Nissan.[1] Until the introduction of the Nissan NV, Mexico was the only country in North America selling a full-size Nissan Van, as the Nissan Urvan is sold there. But with the introduction of the NV, it will replace the Urvan for Mexico. There was also a small pickup truck sold in Thailand as the "Nissan NV", this was based on the AD Wagon (Y10), a relative of the Nissan Sunny.


The NV uses the same F-Alpha platform as does the Nissan Titan full-size pickup, but due to the need for a flat loading floor it is highly modified and they end up sharing mainly powertrain pieces and some appearance aspects. The NV is also only available with rear-wheel drive, coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission.[2] The NV is not targeted directly at the (mainly fleet) buyers of the Ford E-Series and Chevrolet Express, but rather at private users who have hitherto often been buying more comfortable pickup trucks.[3] The 4.0 litre V6 engine outputs 261 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque, while the 5.6 litre V8 engine outputs 317 hp and 385 lb-ft of torque.[4] The V8-engined versions are also electronically limited to a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h).[2]


Rear view of Nissan NV 1500

The NV1500 has a load capacity of 2,590 lb (1,175 kg), similar to the GMC/Chevrolet cargo van using the same "1500" designation, and informally known as a "half-ton". It is available with the 4 litre V6. It is available in S or SV trim, with the SV receiving a chrome grille, rear view mirrors, and bumpers.


The NV2500 HD (HD for "heavy duty") is equipped with the 4 litre V6 engine, with the bigger V8 available as an option.[3] The payload is 3,142 lb (1,425 kg), similar to the GMC/Chevrolet cargo van using the same "2500" designation, and informally known as a "three-quarter-ton". As with the lesser 1500 (and the higher-capacity 3500), it comes in S or better-equipped SV trim levels.


The NV3500 HD is the heaviest weight class offered, and is only available with the large 5.6 litre V8 engine with either a low or a high roof. Payload capacity is 3,925 lb (1,780 kg),[3] similar to the GMC/Chevrolet cargo van using the same "3500" designation, and informally known as a "one-ton". The NV3500 has a rollover risk of 30.6%.[5] It is also the only weight class offered in passenger van configuration (with up to 12 seats). Unusually, the latter is offered with a V6 or a V8, unlike its V8-only cargo counterpart.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nissan Bring Its NV line of Commercial Vans To The US; On Sale Late 2010". Truck Trend. Interlink Media. June 2008. Archived from the original on 2010-04-16. 
  2. ^ a b Swan, Tony (May 2011). "Road Test: 2012 Nissan NV 2500 SV High Roof". Motor Trend. 
  3. ^ a b c McCausland, Evan (2011-02-17). "First Drive: 2012 Nissan NV2500 HD". Automobile Magazine. 
  4. ^ "Nissan NV: Powertrain Specs". Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  5. ^ "2016 Nissan NV3500 Passenger Van VAN RWD". U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2015-09-28.