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2017 Nissan NV Cargo X news, pictures, specifications, and information


◾One-of-a-kind 4WD Cummins® diesel-powered Nissan NV2500 HD set for auto show debut at 2017 Chicago Auto Show
◾Built in partnership wîth off-road builder and 'Xtreme Off-Road' television show host Ian Johnson, who will be making an appearance wîth the vehicle on Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Nissan booth
◾Designed to demonstrate the NV Cargo's solid foundation, strength and versatile utility – including fully boxed ladder frame, 234 cubic feet of cargo space and standard reinforced outfitter mounting points
Full information and exclusive rock crawling adventure through the infamous Pyeatt Draw Trail available at
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nissan NV Cargo X project vehicle, arguably the most extreme version of Nissan Commercial Vehicles' flagship NV Cargo van ever created, will make its world auto show debut at the upcoming 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Built in partnership wîth legendary off-road builder Ian Johnson, the NV Cargo X stands over seven-and-a-half feet tall on 37-inch tires and is powered by a Cummins® 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel transplanted from a Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup.

In addition to its appearance at the Chicago Auto Show, which runs at Chicago's McCormick Place from February 11-20, footage of the NV Cargo X build and its shakedown on Pyeatt Draw trail in Arizona's Tonto National Forest can be viewed at

To celebrate this vehicle wîth fans, Johnson will be at the Nissan booth on Saturday, Feb. 11, signing autographs from Noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.

'The Nissan NV – Cargo and Passenger van configurations – has the durability, quality and reliability that works hard for business applications – backed by America's Best Commercial Van & Truck Warranty1 wîth 5-Year/100,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper coverage,' said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc. 'We thought it would be interesting to take an NV Cargo to the extreme – pushing it to where no cargo van has ever gone before. We weren't disappointed.'

About the Nissan NV Cargo X'When I looked at the NV Cargo, I saw a hard-working van wîth a heavy-duty foundation. And I also saw possibilities for a rock crawler that could serve as its own support vehicle,' said Johnson, who in addition to his custom off-road transformations also serves as the host of the 'Xtreme Off-Road' television series.

Starting wîth a stock NV 2500 HD Cargo, Johnson and his team set out to build a custom vehicle that could handle everything from maintenance to mayhem. 'A strong foundation is what makes the NV Cargo X build possible. Most work vans come wîth a C-channel frame that would flex and squeak under the stress of Pyeatt Draw. But every NV Cargo is built on a rigid, fully boxed ladder frame,' explained Johnson.

While the NV Cargo's front independent double-wishbone suspension and multi-leaf rear suspension is responsive and rides smooth through even the toughest workdays, the NV Cargo X required something a little more radical – including a custom-modified off-road suspension system wîth enough suspension travel and wheelwell clearance to fit a set of 37-inch General Grabber X3 tires. While the front suspension is 100 percent custom, the rear retains the NV Cargo's standard leaf spring design.

Next, out came the factory 5.6-liter gasoline V8 engine and in its place Johnson fit a Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel borrowed from Nissan's TITAN XD pickup. The engine is rated at 310 horsepower and, more importantly for rock crawling, a hefty 555 lb-ft of torque. The TITAN XD also donated its heavy-duty Aisin 6-speed automatic transmission and advanced 4-wheel drive system.

Once the front sheet metal was reinstalled following the engine transplant, other exterior modifications included installation of a custom off-road LED Lighting System, 10,000-lb. front-mounted winch and a tube bumper wîth custom skid plate. A special black-and-white custom wrap finished the exterior.

Next came the challenge of the cargo end of the NV Cargo X. 'With the NV Cargo, the customization potential is practically limitless. Its spacious interior cargo is designed to upfit and outfit for just about any type of job,' said Johnson.

With 234 cubic feet of available cargo space, the build team decided to go all out – equipping it wîth all the goodies usually found in an off-road support vehicle. The custom build-out utilized the NV Cargo's standard reinforced mounting points and standard cargo containment system. Últimately, the cargo bay was filled wîth an onboard air system, fluid containment and storage, full-size spare, recovery rope, recovery tracks, high-lift jack, portable welder and the always important tool bag.

Then it was off to Arizona for a full-out rock test. 'We asked the NV Cargo X to do work that's way outside of its normal job description, and it rose to every challenge,' concluded Johnson.

About Pyeatt Draw

Tucked between Diamond Rim and Mogollon Rim outside of Payson, Arizona, Pyeatt Draw trail is the rocky dry-wash bottom of a geologically ancient ravine. Despite the beauty of the location, it is rugged terrain that's filled wîth steep ledges, large boulders and fallen logs.
◾Location: Tonto National Forest
◾Category: Rock, Mud, Forest
◾Elevation: 5,000-6,000 ft.
◾Rating: Moderate to Difficult
◾Category: Rock, Mud, Forest

The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo (sans the X designation) is available at 441 Business Certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide.

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