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New Nissan line gets it right again GUEST COLUMN Stewart Benson

The Nissan NV line of commercial vans capitalizes on the manufacturer’s previous successes.

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Nissan has manufactured commercial vehicles for 75 years and now brings that expertise to the United States market.

The Commercial Specific Vehicle market has become more focused than ever before. The Canton, Miss., division of Nissan, the world-wide brand you know and trust are now producing what I feel are truly revolutionary vehicles.

Nissan has spent six years creating their North American light commercial lineup from the ground up. During those years, their team of former Detroit managers identified a market opportunity in full-size vans. Research depicted van owners as a market segment whose needs were not being met.

With many years of experience in the commercial vehicle field, I can tell you Nissan continues to get things right. The greatest part of Nissan’s Commercial Vehicles is how they are built and designed with the specific needs of commercial clients in mind.

The NV is perfect for buyers who are current full-size pickup owners that were once van owners. Nissan has combined some of the best features of both vehicles in its NV Vans.

Instead of the conventional van configuration where part of the engine sits in the cab next to the driver, the NV has a long nose like a pickup.

Since the NV is based on a heavily modified Nissan Titan half-ton designs, the engine is ahead of the A-pillar and firewall.

Nissan offers a broad lineup with three different NV models: The light-duty NV1500 or the heavy-duty NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD. A 261 Hp 4 liter V-6 is available in the NV-1500 and 2500. A 317 hp 5.6 liter V-8 is also an option for the NV2500 and NV3500.

There two roof options, a standard roof and the high roof. In the high roof option, a person who goes 6’3” can stand upright in the cargo space.

The driveline is two-wheel drive.

Other features include three bright interior dome lights, convenient turning radius, the folding passenger seat to a flat surface to be used as a desk and large available removable center consoles are incredible.

Storage area abounds in the NV from deep door pockets to an under seat drawer. The high top models offer above cab storage as well.

The van was built to up-fit with roof attach points to avoid drilling allowing easy access to the electrical system are provided. There are also heavy-duty attach points inside the van with one drilling for cargo customizations.

I am convinced that all of these features combined with Nissan’s commitment to excellence will help your business make a statement. The NV will not be confused with other commercial vans in the marketplace.

We are proud to now carry and display the NV at Ken Pollock Nissan on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre. I would love to show it to you and see how the Nissan NV’s available here can serve your business.

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