• Nov 10, 2008
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Nissan unveiled the NV2500 Concept today, which will debut in the metal at this year's 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. No, it's not a high-performance sports car, but rather a multipurpose utility vehicle, a.k.a. panel van, that' previews what the Japanese automaker will soon bring to the commercial vehicle market here in the U.S. You may recall Nissan announced back in April that it was developing three new commercial vehicles for U.S. customers, and the NV2500 hints at the first one. It looks like a bit bigger than a Ford Transit Connect and much smaller than a Dodge Sprinter, which may be "just right" for many companies shopping in the segment. Nissan has already told us this first commercial vehicle is a clean-sheet design developed just for the U.S., and that it will be built at its Canton, Mississippi facility.

[Source: Nissan]

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Nissan NV2500 Concept Set For Debut

Nissan North America, Inc. today announced its Nissan NV2500 Concept, which makes its public debut in early January at the 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. One of the largest concepts vehicle ever created by Nissan, the innovative NV2500 Concept previews the company's entry into the North American Commercial Vehicle (CV) market in 2010 and is designed to highlight multi-purpose utility solutions in the real world.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Ill reserve my judgment until I see the Spec-V NISMO s-tuned version...
      • 6 Years Ago
      disgusting.
        Jon Russell
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree if you were talking about the face... the rest of the body is pretty decent IMO
        • 6 Years Ago
        What's disgusting about it? It's a commercial vehicle. I think it would make a nice ice cream or hot dog truck.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nissan are the ugliest, crappiest trucks ever. Toyota isn't far behind that.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I guess my comment lacked a direct object. My bad.

        I just think that from this view, the grille is atrocious, and it looks a UPS truck fsr....
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wouldn't go and say that. I just don't particularly like this one's styling. Nissan and Toyota's trucks/ suv's are pretty good. except for that one tundra tailgate that snapped off. other than that, those are some swell trucks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        NV2500 > disgusting
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it's hard to say how this will look on the road, because from the picture it's really tough to judge it's true size.

      I saw the text about it being larger then a Ford Transit, but smaller then a Sprinter, but still think only with someone standing next to it, or with another vehicle in the picture can I really pass judgement.

      Still, I don't see this vehicle replacing the Econoline/Savana/Express work vans that populate the market today. (of course those are probably going to be replaced with different, more fuel efficient vehicles as well)
      • 6 Years Ago
      C'mon, don't say it's ugly. Seems like a honest work vehicle, and by looking at it, I don't see nothing wrong with it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks good.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a screwed up toyota fj cruiser to me
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm in the group of those who think that the design of a commercial utility vehicle should alway look as much intemporal and blank as possible because we see them everywhere. I mean, this van look maybe good or distinctive right now, but think in 5 or 10 years, if in the case Nissan have a great success with it as a vehicle fleet and we see tons of them everyday, like are Sprinter, Econoline and Savana. We will start to avoid to look at this grille, it will become like a visual pollution.

      I don't think this design is intemporal, it should get age very fast. Thing that pretend to be for commercial and utility use with design like this, should stay as concept, not become in production. We don't design a commercial van as we design a Maxima but the North America Nissan design team does not seem to get it.

      Message to Nissan: stop spending money to make distinve model just for north america like this and just bring the Kubistar, Primastar and Interstar from Europe instead.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The first thing I tought was: is this an element?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i don't think the small commercial sector of the market is tripping over itself for more panel vans. i'm sure it will find a nice home with small business owners who prefer import offerings but beyond that i think it will be a tough sell.
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