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Nissan is expanding its lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van.


November 11, 2011
by Fleet Management staff

MISSISSAUGA, ON–Nissan is expanding its lineup with the debut in spring 2012 of a new NV3500 HD Passenger Van. Offered for both personal and fleet use, the four-row, 12-passenger Nissan NV3500 HD claims the most flexible seating configurations in the full-size passenger van segment, along with one of the highest standard horsepower and torque ratings.

The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van will offer a choice of two engines, a 261-hp DOHC 24-valve 4.0-L V6 with 281 lb-ft of torque or a 317-hp DOHC 32-valve V8 with 385 lb-ft of torque.  Both engines include Nissan’s Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC) and are matched with a refined, heavy-duty five-speed automatic transmission. The Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van is built on a foundation of a rugged fully boxed ladder frame with independent front strut/solid rear axle with rigid leaf springs suspension, heavy-duty disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and engine-speed-sensitive power steering. Also standard is a 106-L fuel tank.

In addition, the Nissan NV3500 features SUV-like maneuverability and easy access for serviceability due to its pickup truck-like front engine/full hood design.

“First and foremost, as we’ve learned through more than 75 years of Nissan global commercial vehicle experience, you have to start with a durable, dependable workhorse platform and highest quality components,” explained Colleran.  “These vehicles go through more use and abuse in a year than regular passenger vehicles experience in a lifetime, so that was a priority.  Then we turned our team of innovators loose on the usability and comfort aspects.”

As a result, the Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van more than delivers on every key area of customer input, including:

  • Safety – integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions; standard headrests for all seating positions; and segment-exclusive standard side curtain air bags for all four rows of passengers .
  • Seating flexibility – 12-person seating capacity with up to 324 possible seat configurations; large 1st row seats to optimize comfort, completely removable and repositionable 2nd and 3rd row seats; 50/50-split 4th row seat than can be partially or completely removed as needed.
  • Mobile office support – large centre console with storage for laptop computer and charger, business cards, hanging files, pens and paper; available 120V outlets; seat wear patch; fold-down front passenger seat with underseat storage; no engine intrusion into the cabin area.
  • Enhanced utility – low step-in height, easy ingress and egress without intrusive seat belts (integrated into rear seats); wide door openings; rear 50/50-split French doors with 243˚ rear opening.
  • Comfort and convenience – rear HVAC system, available personal lamps for 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows; rear cargo lamp behind 4th row; available 3rd row 12V outlet; numerous cupholders and bottle holders
  • Technology – available navigation system, BluetoothÒ Hands-free Phone System (fitted as standard on the SV and SL models), telematics pre-wiring, XMÒ Satellite Radio (XMÒ subscription required, sold separately); and integrated rear view camera
  • Modern style – Nissan truck twin strut signature grille; pickup truck style front end design; large windows with privacy glass; styled-steel 17-inch wheels

The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD is offered in three well-equipped models, the NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV, and NV3500 HD SL (V8 engine only).

The new Nissan NV3500 HD will be manufactured in Canton, Mississippi and available through a select network of certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide.