When you think of the perfect work vehicle, you might think of power, toughness, and the ability to carry a full load of your work equipment and supplies. “A truck is the only vehicle that can offer what we need,” you think to yourself when weighing your options for a new fleet vehicle.
But think again. A Nissan NV Cargo could be exactly what you’re looking for, conveniently packaged in a utility van.
Nissan designed its NV Cargo to be the perfect tool for those requiring optimal equipment organization, cargo room, and accessibility. The NV Cargo features a wide cargo floor and nearly vertical side walls—ready to upfit and customize to your specifications. You could create your own walk-in tool shed or workspace in the NV Cargo.
The NV Cargo has rugged body-on-frame construction, including on the High Roof, which is the only van in its segment that offers this, providing the ability to walk, stand, and work in the cargo area. No more bending and leaning to access the tools you need at every job. And, if opting for the Standard Roof, owners still get a high cargo area at 55.8 inches, which is among the tallest in its class.
Need storage? Of course you do. The Nissan NV Cargo features storage pockets, compartments, and spaces designed to give secure access to objects and tools used by commercial owners every day.
For many commercial vehicle operators, the vehicle also doubles as an office. Nissan decided to make the most of it by designing an available lockable, removable center console that fits hanging files, laptop computers, and includes a computer or phone charging port. The console also features a sliding lid that acts as a tabletop surface. Store all your paperwork in an available storage drawer located under the driver’s seat. You can’t get Nissan NV Cargo-type utility from any truck.
Choose between two different engines when picking your perfect NV Cargo. The 261-hp DOHC 24-valve 4.0-L V6 with 281 lb-ft of torque includes Nissan’s Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC) for improved efficiency and is paired with a heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission. The 5.6-L Endurance V8 engine features 375 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. The engine features four valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event and Lift, and Direct Injection.
The V8 engine features Direct Injection Gas (DIG) technology that provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved emissions performance and fuel economy—compared to a non-direct-injection system—because it reduces engine knock, improves combustion stability, and offers precise injection control.
Pair that with a heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission that features Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching, and you’ve got a powerful mobile office.
Maybe you like a truck because the interior is roomy and comfortable, and you feel you can’t get that same comfort from a van. Nissan pushed the pause button on that thought, making a truck-like interior a priority for its NV Cargo. The van’s bucket seats provide support and extensive adjustability, and large armrests and ample legroom and foot room offer a truck-like driving experience.
All NV Cargo models are equipped with a RearView Monitor, 5-inch color display audio, Bluetooth Hands-free phone system that includes audio streaming, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, and a USB connection port for compatible devices. Standard on the S grade is the Power Package with power windows, power door locks, auto door lock function, Remote Keyless Entry, and cruise control with steering wheel controls.
NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps is available in all models, which includes Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio and SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link.
What’s more comfortable than knowing you’re covered? Nissan’s NV Cargo comes with “America’s Best Commercial Van Warranty,” with bumper-to-bumper coverage of five years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
TIME TO CHANGE
Trucks look sharp. They’re capable, nice to drive, and, we’ll admit, more masculine than most cargo vans. But when it comes to suiting the needs of your business, sometimes trucks require too much upfitting and spec’ing to be efficient enough for your business.
Before you decide to spend your hard-earned money on a truck that requires endless upfits using even more of your hard-earned money, spend some time checking out Nissan’s NV Cargo. It could be just what you need.
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Find out more about the Nissan NV Cargo, visit www.nissanusa.com.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: AUGUST 2018 ISSUE
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