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2017 Nissan NV

2017 Nissan NV Cargo Van offers new 375-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8, featuring best-in-class power and torque

2017 Nissan NV
•Available in wide range of models – including Standard and High Roofs, V6 and V8 Power and three grade levels
•New 375-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 and heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission added to NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD models
•Only available High Roof model in segment2 with rugged body-on-frame construction
•Cost of ownership and operation among top of class; awarded VinCentric 'Best Fleet Value in America' (2016 NV 1500S and NV 3500 S grade levels)2
•All NV Cargo models come with America's Best Commercial Van Warranty3 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first 2017 Nissan NV
The Nissan NV Cargo Van takes a big step forward in 2017 – in addition to its offering of a wide range of models, remarkable utility, low cost of ownership and America's Best Commercial Van Warranty3 – with the addition of a new powertrain, producing best-in-class1 horsepower and torque while also delivering an estimated4 eight percent increase in fuel economy versus the previous powertrain.

2017 Nissan NV
The new 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine replaces the previous 317-horsepower V8, while a new heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission supplants the previous 5-speed automatic. The Endurance® V8 engine is also utilized in the 2017 NV Passenger Van, 2017 TITAN and 2017 Armada models and features four-valves per cylinder, Variable Valve Event & Lift, and Direct Injection. For use in the NV Cargo, the Endurance® V8 is rated at 375 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque – providing best-in-class1 horsepower and torque. The new V8 is assembled in Decherd, Tenn.

2017 Nissan NVAlso available with NV1500 and NV2500 models, as in previous years, is a fuel-efficient 4.0-liter V6 engine rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque.

As in previous years, the 2017 NV Cargo Van provides exceptional utility thanks to a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheelwell housings and nearly vertical sidewalls – room enough to fit two 40x48-inch pallets, 10-foot piping or 4x8-foot drywall sheets. Along with maximizing cargo space, the sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification. The Nissan NV Cargo provides rugged body-on-frame construction across the entire lineup, including with a High Roof –the only van in the segment2 to offer this, providing most users the ability to walk, stand and work in the cargo area.

Available technology for 2017 includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps. The system features a 5.8-inch touch screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel Link™ (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant5. It is part of the optional Technology Package, which also features the RearView Monitor6.

All NV Cargo models come with America's Best Commercial Van Warranty3 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Nissan's Light Commercial Vehicle warranty was inspired in part by the stories of Nissan Commercial Vehicles experiencing remarkable longevity under real-world work circumstances with businesses. The warranty reaffirms Nissan's confidence in the quality of its commercial vehicles, as some of the NV 2500 and 3500 models have already accrued 550,000-plus miles of real-world use.

Comfortable Seating and Standing
One of the overarching goals for the NV Cargo design was to combine pickup truck-like comfort, interior amenities and drivability with a cargo van's capacity and security. The Nissan NV Cargo interior answers one of the major unmet operator needs – driver comfort and roominess. The wide front doors provide easy ingress and egress, while supportive bucket seating with extensive adjustability, large armrests and a truck-like driving position with ample legroom and foot room enhance comfort.

Vital Stats and Specifications
Vital Stats
Engine : 4.0 L., 6-cylinder
Power: 261 hp
Torque: 281 ft-lbs

Engine : 5.6 L., 8-cylinder
Power: 375 hp
Torque: 387 ft-lbs

5-speed Automatic
The available center console (removable) provides a range of integrated storage features, while the fold-down passenger seat adds worktable functionality and enhances the cab's feeling of openness.

Another major contributor to the pickup-like cab is the absence of the traditional van engine 'doghouse' that intrudes into the cab due to the setback engine placement. The Nissan NV Cargo utilizes a conventional truck engine layout with out-front engine design. This not only frees up space under the instrument panel and between the seats, it also provides easy under-hood access to the entire engine for routine service and maintenance.

2017 Nissan NVThe NV Cargo's ample cargo area offers a 120.0-inch cargo floor length and 70.2-inch maximum cargo floor width. NV Cargo Standard Roof models offer a maximum 55.8 cargo area height, among the tallest in class.

The NV Cargo High Roof provides a maximum 76.9-inch cargo room height – enough for most users to move about the cargo area while standing up straight. The NV Cargo is the only available High Roof model in segment2 with rugged body-on-frame construction.

Standard Roof NV Cargo models are designed to fit in most garages or go through most car washes and fast food drive-through lanes, along with offering easier reach to access roof racks. Many businesses, however, require the added cargo capacity and the ability to stand up and work inside – which the High Roof NV Cargo delivers, enhancing everyday operations and productivity.

Smart Functionality and Flexible Layout
Inspired by customer needs and usage, the Nissan NV Cargo offers an array of smart functionality features, including storage pockets, spaces and compartments designed to provide secure access to the typical commercial customers' everyday use objects.

High Roof models offer an available overhead console designed to hold work gloves, legal size binders, safety glasses and system books. The available lockable center console (removable) fits hanging files and laptop computers and includes a computer or mobile phone charging point, as well as a lid that slides forward to provide a more usable work surface. The available storage drawer under the driver's seat is ideal for storing paperwork, tools or other items that require quick access.

Since commercial vans must serve many functions – including acting as an office on the road or at a job site – storage and productivity items are integral to the design, rather than tacked-on afterthoughts. The result is a clean, practical and comfortable workspace for a wide variety of professions and businesses.

Along with being conceived as a 'mobile office,' the Nissan NV Cargo is designed to function as a 'mobile workshop' with exceptional utility – thanks to its wide door openings and simple, flexible cargo area layout with a long, wide cargo floor, square-top wheel well housings and nearly vertical sidewalls. The NV Cargo offers room between the wheelhouses to accommodate standard plywood or drywall sheets or pallets. A range of cargo area tie-down rings, along with ample cargo area lighting, further enhances the NV Cargo's utility.

Along with maximizing cargo space, the NV Cargo is designed to accommodate aftermarket customization and modifications with 57 interior reinforced integrated attachment points for installation of cargo customization equipment – requiring no sheet metal drilling. The nearly vertical sidewalls accommodate aftermarket storage systems without excessive modification.

The cargo area also features a full-length inner panel to prevent cargo from denting the vehicle's outer skin (SV models). The roof attachment points are designed to accommodate installation of various ladder or utility rack systems without piercing holes in the roof, which can lead to corrosion and water leaks.

The cargo area also features standard 'upfitter pre-wiring' for easy access into the electrical system, wide-coverage cargo area lighting and available power outlets including available 3-prong 120V outlet in center console and D-pillar locations.

A Workhorse Foundation

Cost of ownership and operation is another critical factor in the CV segment, whether for major fleet operations or individual business owners. The NV1500 S and NV3500 S grades received VinCentric 'Best Fleet Value in America'2 awards for the 2016 model year.

The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in a choice of two engines, starting with a 261-horsepower DOHC 24-valve 4.0-liter V6 with 281 lb-ft of torque. The engine includes Nissan's Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC) for improved efficiency and is matched with a refined, heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission. (posted on

The new Endurance® V8, while sharing its displacement with the previous-generation V8 installed in NV Cargo, features best-in-class1 375 horsepower (up from 317) and 387 lb-ft of torque, along with Nissan's advanced VVEL (Variable Valve Event & Lift) technology, which combines hydraulic-controlled variable valve timing and electronically controlled variable valve lift on the intake and exhaust sides to provide high performance and crisp response.

Throttle response is enhanced by directly controlling the intake valve, rather than using the traditional method of controlling intake with a throttle valve, and valve timing and opening with non-variable camshafts.

The new Endurance® V8 engine also features Direct Injection Gas (DIG™) technology, which provides better wide-open throttle performance and improved fuel economy and emissions performance (versus a non-direct-injection system) by reducing engine knock, improving combustion stability and offering precise injection control. An 11.2:1 compression ratio is provided by a new piston design, aiding overall engine efficiency and performance and a Multi Control Valve (MCV) assists in managing the engine's thermal efficiency better than a traditional thermostat.

NV Cargo models equipped with the Endurance® V8 engine are outfitted with a new 7-speed automatic, which features Adaptive Shift Control and Downshift Rev Matching.

Other standard NV Cargo equipment includes heavy-duty 4-wheel disc brakes with 14.1-inch front/14.3-inch rear rotors and 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), engine-speed-sensitive hydraulic re-circulating ball steering system, independent front suspension with stabilizer bar, solid rear axle with leaf springs and stabilizer bar, 17-inch steel wheels and LT245/70R17 all-season tires (LT245/75R17 for 3500-series vans).

Safety systems include dual-stage supplemental front air bags, supplemental front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact air bags with rollover sensor for front outboard occupant head protection and 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters. Also standard is a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

Three Well-Equipped Models
The 2017 Nissan NV Cargo is offered in three well-equipped models – the V6-equipped NV1500; the NV2500 HD, which is offered with V6 and V8 engines; and the NV3500 HD with a standard V8 engine. All three models are available with the Standard Roof, while the High Roof body is offered in the NV2500 HD and NV3500 HD models only.

Three grade levels are available – S, SV and SL. The SV grade includes a long list of standard features, such as cruise control, two additional audio speakers, power windows and door locks, Remote Keyless Entry, rear cargo mat, center console with sliding table and lockable storage (2500/3500 series only), rear sonar and more.

The SL grade features chrome bumpers and grille, chrome-clad wheels, heated outside mirrors, 8-way power driver's seat and Vehicle Security System.

Four option packages are offered, including the Technology Package, featuring SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, ÚSB interface and RearView Monitor6.

The Nissan NV Cargo is assembled by the Nissan North America manufacturing Canton, Mississippi plant. It is available through a select network of 440 authorized Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide. For more information, please go to

The Nissan NV is also available in a 4-row/12-passenger van version.

1.Ward's Light Vehicle Segmentation. 2017 NV Cargo V8 and NVP V8 vs. 2017/2016 Large Van Class. Based on Naturally Aspirated Gas Engine.
2.Ward's Light Vehicle Segmentation. 2017 NV Cargo vs in-market 2017 & 2016 Large Van Class.
3.Based on results of the 2016 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in AmericaTM awards announced in May 2016. For more information visit
4.Claim based on years/mileage (whichever occurs first) covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage. 2016 Nissan NV Cargo, NV Passenger v. 2016 Large Van Class; 2016/2017 Nissan NV200® v. 2016 Small Van Class. Commercial Vans compared only. Nissan's New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage excludes tires, corrosion coverage and federal and California emission performance and defect coverage. Other terms and conditions apply. See dealer for complete warranty details NV200® Taxi is covered under a separate limited warranty with a different level of coverage.
5.Claim based on Nissan internal testing.
6.Úse the text messaging feature after stopping your vehicle in a safe location. If you have to use the feature while driving, exercise extreme caution at all times so full attention may be given to vehicle operation. Compatible smartphone required. Text rates and/or data usage may apply.
7.Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot completely eliminate blind spots. May not detect every object and does not warn of moving objects. Always check surroundings and turn to look behind you before moving vehicle – or can use shorter one: May not detect every object. See Owner's Manual for details.

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