Nothing says commercial van like a good glam-rock lead singer ready to move some metal; that must be why Nissan has just announced it has hired Bret Michaels, former lead singer of the rock band Poison and star of the reality show "Rock of Love," to be the product spokesman for both of its commercial vans: the NV1500/2500/3500 full-size van and the NV200 compact van.
The rock video (first video below) has a few funny moments and highlights the many different testing facilities at the Nissan Arizona Technical Center in Stanfield. In the test videos, Michaels — an Arizona native like many on the truck engineering team — does a pretty good job explaining each of the tests, adding a few anecdotes and some personal history along the way. Compared to many mismatched pairings we've seen between trucks and celebrity pitchmen, this one seems to strike the right balance of substance and humor. Check out the "Endless Love" video below, then watch each of the specific durability tests Nissan conducted to make the rock video.