• Mar 10, 2010
2011 Nissan NV2500 HD – Click above for high-res image gallery

We're here in St. Louis attending the National Truck Equipment Association show, and we just watched Nissan officially pull the covers off its NV commercial van for the first time in front of a live audience. Our initial impression: They aren't kidding when they say there's an optional High Roof... at 105.5 inches (76.5 of which is usable inside), we have to wonder whether that sucker will fit inside your run-of-the-mill suburban garage.

Of course, that High Roof is optional, and the space it affords inside will allow most 80-percentile human beings to stand straight up for cargo loading purposes – up to 300 cubic feet of it. For those who don't need such a cavernous cargo area, the standard height measures 83.9 inches from the ground, and 55.4 of those inches are ready for stowage inside.

We were able to grab some live photos from the show floor, but sadly Nissan isn't quite ready to let us inside to see the interior details. In any case, check out our high-res gallery below and click here for the rest of the details.





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      • 4 Years Ago
      That thing is hideous! I'd rather have a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter any day, thank you!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Considering that chevy and ford have done nothing but change the front clip on their vans for the last 12 years, this is a nice salvo into that market... but as mentioned before in an earlier post, Nissan has a very nice looking Transit competitor, why not bring that over since that is where the van industry is going.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There was an electrician who worked out of a shoe,
      He had so much headroom, he didn't know what to do,
      He coiled his wire and stowed his tools,
      For driving this van made him horribly uncool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As long as it's not in my rear-view mirror, racing uncontrollably at a high rate of speed, I could care or less what it looks like.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yeah next thing you know Toyota will have made a horrid comepetetor and be recalling that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      High-roof commercial vans don't belong in suburban garages.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thank you. I was about to post that.

        People don't buy these things to commute to the location at which they work.

        They use these to commute their work to the location.

        This isn't about being pretty, or being cool, or anything else.

        It is called FUNCTION. Function creates value. Value is sold to transmit a value marker, called 'money', to livelyhood.

        One would read some of these other comments, and think that some folks around here have no idea how life and the world works, the study of which is economics.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I guess 2010 is the "Year of the Ugly Van" with the likes of this and the Ford van.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool, a border smuggling mobile. Hehe.
      • 4 Years Ago
      They are cold weather testing these in up in Alaska and I see em all the time. The Van is super tall, taller than the sprinter, you could jump around inside one and not touch the ceiling. The van is always being followed by what looks to be a Micra/Versa replacement, and the new M. I just saw the Bentley Mulsanne cruising around yesterday, Audi does their testing here as well.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it. If they give it a little diesel, offer 4x4 like the pickups, and sell it at a reasonable price I might consider trading in a few of our Econoline vans. It depends on how the towing rating is though, if it can't tow like the Econoline it will have limited usefulness for me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      As Yoda would say: Screwed the pooch, they have.
      • 4 Years Ago
      U G L Y
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Sea Urchin

        You are obviously confused. Personal truck =/= commerical truck for fleet use.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Tuna, everyone, 99.9999% of people who buy trucks buy them for looks and image they project, not for the use. The very same crowd will never buy this Nissan because it is ugly, real professionals will buy them.

        Pretenders will not.
        Professionals will.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One Word: Hideous.
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