• Dec 12, 2008
Click above for a high-res image gallery of the Nissan NV2500

In what seems like a foregone conclusion to us, intraweb rumors suggest that Nissan is strongly considering dumping its Quest minivan and Armada full-size SUV along with Infiniti's version of the behemoth 'ute, the QX56. The NV2500 light commercial vehicle will take the place of the Titan pickup at Nissan's plant in Canton, Mississippi, so, putting together the trail of crumbs, it's easy to speculate that Nissan is merely getting ready to phase-out the Titan truck and its platform-mates in preparation for a new Ram-based pickup from Dodge. Although the Quest doesn't share the same underpinnings, it has consistently been an under-performing nameplate when sales figures are tallied up, so its loss from the lineup won't be terribly missed.

Considering the sorry state of affairs that full-size sport utility vehicles see themselves in, we wouldn't bet on any Ram-based replacement for the Armada and QX56 either. If a minivan replacement ever rears its head in the U.S. from Nissan, it would likely have much more in common with the NV200 concept from the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show than the current Quest, minus the sweet sliding guts, naturally.


[Source: Motor Trend]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a hummer-xB crossbreed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good god no wonder why it's so f*cking ugly!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, Nissan really went crazy with the models there for a bit. Stay with what makes you money. Leave the trucks to the Americans and focus on your cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't know if this is still the plan, but it was rumored that the 2010 QX56 would share the architecture of the Nissan Patrol, they just weren't sure if the size would be big enough for the N.A. market.

      • 6 Years Ago
      'Bout damn time. Quality over quantity, that's what I say.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i really like the looks of the QX56 but i have read from various places about some trouble with the 5.6L engine. any truth to that?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is Ghosn always acted like a god of the automotive world again?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i'm not really surprised about the Armada or the Quest. the QX56 does surprise me, but that may be where i live - Chicago. i see a lot of them on the streets here.

      when i got my new EX35 in September, the salesman said that they sell a lot of Q's to families and, like i said, i also seem to see a lot of them on the streets here.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why would anyone consider building such an oddity, Nissan's design theme just keeps getting stranger, maybe them and Acura should have some kind of intervention.
      • 6 Years Ago
      So, if Chrysler declares Chapter 11 can Nissan buy the Ram assembly line or what!!! Good idea to move to commercial vehicles. In Europe they sell modified versions of Renault-Opel commercial vehicles and is an important market.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mehul, you've got to be pretty thick to think Pathfinder is making ANY money for Nissan right now.
        • 6 Years Ago
        But the pathfinder with the V8 is sooo sick, like the Colorado with the 5.3. Such a little truck for a big V8, imagine it supercharged.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My question is, what happens to the new Dodge Ram based Nissan Titan when Chrysler files for Chapter 7..

      Or what happens if Chrysler and GM merge. There is no way GM is going to keep two full sized truck platforms.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cool. Less hideously ugly crap on the roads.
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