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2009 Nissan NV2500 Concept

2009 Nissan NV2500 Concept
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Nissan’s NV2500 is one of the largest concept vehicles Nissan has ever produced. It is the commercial vehicle that Nissan announced would take the place of the Titan at the Canton, Mississippi, plant, when it announced the next-generation Titan would be built by Dodge. The first Nissan commercial vehicle is scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2010.

2009 Nissan NV2500 Concept
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The NV2500 Concept’s “wall-less” mobile office/workspace design includes a computer workstation, fold-down conference table, numerous storage compartments, cargo/tool tie-down racks, nearly six feet of interior height and an awning-style side panel that opens to create a standing outside workshop table.

2009 Nissan NV2500 Concept
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The NV2500 is conceived to be a multi-purpose utility vehicle. Built on a modified Nissan Titan full-size pickup all-steel, fully boxed ladder frame, engine choices would be selected for competitive power and fuel efficiency. Other under-skin components include an automatic transmission and solid rear axle. The wheels are a special 20-inch billet aluminum design, while the Michelin tires include a special tread pattern designed for a good payload capacity and fuel efficiency.

Press release after the jump.

 

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2017 Nissan NV

2017 Nissan NV

The venerable NV van gets a new powertrain

Nissan is giving its NV passenger and cargo van a new heart – the all-new 5.6-liter Endurance V-8 and heavy-duty seven-speed automatic transmission found in the new Titan pickup and Armada SUV. This makes the Nissan NV vans the most modern body-on-frame vans in the industry, although its competition is becoming slim, with the Chevrolet Express and its corporate twin, the GMC Savana being the last holdouts in the segment.

For those who might not remember, the NV debuted for the 2012 model year and is based on the first-generation Nissan Titan. In fact, the NV shares the Titan’s front frame section, suspension parts, and steering gear. The NV also shares much of its front-end styling with the original Titan.

The original Titan is no longer, thanks to the introduction of the 2016 Titan XD and 2017 Titan pickup. That means Nissan had the perfect chance to update the NV with new components. Sadly, only the V-8 powertrain is changing, despite the opportunity of grafting the second-generation Titan’s face onto the chassis. Perhaps customers looking at full-size commercial vans aren’t too worried about aesthetics.

Nevertheless, the 2017 Nissan NV is getting the Titan’s new powerplant. That means horsepower jumps by 58 and torque improves by two pound-feet. The Titan’s seven-speed automatic transmission replaces the NV’s old five-speed automatic. The more powerful yet efficient V-8, paired with the new transmission, should help the NV vans achieve better fuel efficiency while delivering a better driving experience. The EPA doesn’t rate heavy-duty vehicles, so there is no official data to list.

So, let’s take a deep look at the 2017 Nissan NV van and its closest competitor.

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Infiniti Giving its V-8 Engines the Axe Treatment; Nissan Could be Next

Just recently, we reported that Johan de Nysschen left Audi USA to head up Infiniti, and it appears he is already making some necessary changes. According to Car Sales, Nysschen confirmed that it, like many other automakers, is heading away from V-8 engine configurations to help reduced CO2 emissions and help it meet the anticipated CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg by 2025. He was quoted saying: “I don’t think any car that is on Infiniti drawing boards from here onwards we should expect a V8 to be included in that plan”

This means that models like the FX50, M56, and other V-8-powered Infinitis will opt for a turbocharged or supercharged V-6 or 4-cylinder engine. Ironically enough, the sister company of Nysschen’s former employer is going the exact opposite route, cutting out its turbocharged V-8 in favor of a V-12 configuration.

It is admirable seeing luxury automakers willing to take a step forward to help meet the needs of the world, as fuel prices continue to rise. This is a sharp contrast to his former employer stance, as Volkswagen has spoken out pretty harshly against these upcoming regulations and is one of only a handful of car manufacturers that has not signed the CAFE agreement. We wonder if this was a ideological difference that helped push Nysschen away from Audi and VW.

Keep an eye out for the next generation of Infiniti cars to be lacking the all mighty Nissan 5.6-liter V-8 engine and we are now awaiting Nissan to announce a similar changeover. This would entail changes to the Nissan Titan and NV van lineups. Ford has already shown that a turbocharged V-6 engine works great in a pickup truck and we’re sure it translates well to a van too.

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2009 Nissan NV2500 Concept

2009 Nissan NV2500 Concept

Nissan’s NV2500 is one of the largest concept vehicles Nissan has ever produced. It is the commercial vehicle that Nissan announced would take the place of the Titan at the Canton, Mississippi, plant, when it announced the next-generation Titan would be built by Dodge. The first Nissan commercial vehicle is scheduled to be launched in the first half of 2010.

The NV2500 Concept’s “wall-less” mobile office/workspace design includes a computer workstation, fold-down conference table, numerous storage compartments, cargo/tool tie-down racks, nearly six feet of interior height and an awning-style side panel that opens to create a standing outside workshop table.

The NV2500 is conceived to be a multi-purpose utility vehicle. Built on a modified Nissan Titan full-size pickup all-steel, fully boxed ladder frame, engine choices would be selected for competitive power and fuel efficiency. Other under-skin components include an automatic transmission and solid rear axle. The wheels are a special 20-inch billet aluminum design, while the Michelin tires include a special tread pattern designed for a good payload capacity and fuel efficiency.

Press release after the jump.

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