2012 Nissan NV Full-Size Commercial Van Pricing Announced

2012 Nissan NV Full-Size Commercial Van Pricing Announced

Nissan has announced pricing for the all-new 2012 NV full-size van, starting at $24,590. It's the company's first light commercial vehicle for North America and is aimed at other large vans, like the Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series.

The Nissan NV uses a modified version of the Nissan Titan's ladder frame. Instead of a conventional short-nose configuration, where part of the engine sits in the cab next to the driver, the NV has a long-nose front end, like a full-size pickup truck. Nissan has positioned the engine ahead of the A-pillar and firewall.

Two roof configurations will be available, depending on job needs. The standard roof offers a maximum 55.4-inch height from load floor to ceiling, and a very tall roof version is 76.5 inches tall inside — enough for most people to stand up and walk around inside without stooping. The standard roof can hold up to 220 cubic feet of cargo, and the high roof can accommodate up to 300 cubic feet.

Models include the half-ton NV1500 with a standard 4.0-liter V-6 engine (shared with the Nissan Frontier), the three-quarter-ton NV2500 HD with a choice of a 4.0-liter V-6 or 5.6-liter V-8 (shared with the Nissan Titan) and the one-ton NV3500 HD with a standard 5.6-liter V-8. All 2012 NV models are equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission. There’s one with a 146.1-inch wheelbase. The front suspension is independent, and the rear uses a live axle and leaf springs. The NV is available in two grades, S and SV.

With a starting price of $24,590, the NV costs $270 less than a similarly configured Chevrolet Express 1500 with a less powerful 4.3-liter V-6 and $3,595 less than a similarly configured Ford E-150 with a standard 4.6-liter V-8.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2012 Nissan NV Standard Roof models include:

NV 1500 Standard Roof S V-6 $24,590
NV 1500 Standard Roof SV V-6 $26,190
NV 2500 Standard Roof S V-6 $25,590
NV 2500 Standard Roof SV V-6 $27,190
NV 2500 Standard Roof S V-8 $26,490
NV 2500 Standard Roof SV V-8 $28,090
NV 3500 Standard Roof S V-8 $28,190
NV 3500 Standard Roof SV V-8 $29,790

NV 2500 High Roof S V-6 $27,990
NV 2500 High Roof SV V-6 $29,590
NV 2500 High Roof S V-8 $28,890
NV 2500 High Roof SV V-8 $30,490
NV 3500 High Roof S V-8 $30,590
NV 3500 High Roof SV V-8 $32,190

The Nissan NV goes on sale next spring at select Nissan commercial-certified dealers.

Eventually, Nissan is expected to develop a heavy-duty pickup based on the same LCV platform as the NV vans.


I think Nissan answered a question no one was asking , they need to get back to making a true compact pickup again then I might just be interested in another Nissan .

If they are going to have a one ton model with a diesel in the future, are they considering a Titan HD?

They need a diesel, or a turbo six like Ford is putting in the F-150.

I think Nissan NV will luxury conversion van will bet to Ford E-series.

wtf looks like a new gmc headlights and tail light on it with a nissan grill them copyin bastards

That is one ugly POS, looks like a shoe...

They should have just adopted the sprinter.

Nice to see some competition in the van market. The domestics have been stagnant for a very long time. Is Ram going to introduce Iveco vans some time soon?
Too bad - no baby diesel.

If they make it with a diesel and 4x4 from the factory, I would switch over my fleet of E350's when they start to die.

The truck nose design is really appealing to me. It would definitely make maintenance easier (which has always been a real pain with vans), and the increased leg room is a real bonus.

Kind of a rant....but it also amazes me that no one has thought to make 4x4 factory available on heavy-duty vans, like on trucks. I mean, we've been buying vans for over 40 years and I still have to deal with aftermarket conversions if I want a 4x4/AWD diesel van. I mean, come on, it's a work vehicle....they're are plenty of people who have a need to drive them off-pavement or in poor weather conditions, just like pickups and SUVs.

paul810 Gm vans offer factory AWD since 2003.

Mike, Do you know how long is cargo floor, from seats to rear doors on the longest version?

Also do you know anything about future GM vans? I heard they might rebadge Opel Movano? That would be a great van.

@Fred: The NV cargo floor is 120.7-inches long. No word on the future of GM vans but it's almost a certainty that Ford will bring the large Transit van over from Europe to replace today's E-Series. I saw one testing in Colorado last time I was there.

This looks like a another bad idea, think Titan, for Datsun!

Do not they understand that Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors will ALWAYS dominate the commercial vehicle industry?

thanks Mike.

Do you know what is the deal Nissan NV400? is that only for European market? I know its the same as Opel Movano.

Nissan is making a cabover conventional van in Europe which will use a mercedes diesel. Nissan/ Renault is not to be confused with Nissan UD trucks that are owned by Volvo.
Mike The Transit is coming to the US and it will replace the E-Series. Only problem is it is only powered by a diesel in Europe, no gas options.

I agree with Taylor.

A nice idea, but a true compact truck would get me to buy a Nissan. Retro-style it like the old-school Hardbodies, too.

@ Fred G

"Gm vans offer factory AWD since 2003."

Not on the Heavy Duty vans. Only on the small 1/2 ton vans with gas engines.

If you want 4x4 or AWD on a heavy duty van you have to go with an aftermarket conversion company, such as Quigley.

Paul So what is that you haul that a AWD half ton 5.3 wont get the job done?

@ Fred G

"Paul So what is that you haul that a AWD half ton 5.3 wont get the job done?"

I'm in the commercial construction business. Our fleet of work trucks are diesel Ford E350 vans.

First, the half-ton isn't long enough, as they only make it in a regular length wheelbase, as opposed to an extended wheelbase truck. Those extra 2' really make a difference in what the vehicle is able to carry. Especially once the interior is outfitted with toolboxes and equipment.

Second, the payload of a half-ton isn't enough. You put one pallet of pavers in the back and you're already at your limit...and that's without a driver or any tools. The heavy duty truck gives you double the payload.

Finally, we use our vans to tow scissor lifts and skid steers. These pieces of equipment in conjunction with their trailer can weigh over 8,000lbs. Again, exceeding the rated capacity of a half-ton van.

Presently our vans are rwd with limit slip rear differentials, but it would be wonderful to have AWD/4x4, as even with the limited slip differentials they have gotten stuck numerous times (which wastes company time and money because they have to call someone to pull them out).

UGLY UGLY UGLY POS. Does nissan have any of there own ideas.

@paul810 we use Light medium trucks to do exactly that. Except they are 4x4"s. Vans would a be a rare site on a construction site in Australia, except to to serve food.

@paul810 Light medium 4 X4 truck.

I love the sounds of a HD pickup. Hope it comes with the little Cummins.

@ Robert Ryan

In the states, most construction outfits rely heavily on vans, pickups, or some combination of the two....usually in the half-ton to 1 ton range depending on what kind of payload and towing capacity they may need to carry. These as considered full-size trucks, which traditionally meant their rear cargo area was wide enough to perfectly fit full sheets of plywood (4ft x 8ft) and/or pallets of materials (up to 4ft x 4ft).

We also have light heavy duty trucks that we use (Ford F750s and the like), but we only have a few as they're too expensive to outfit an entire fleet with, not everyone can or is willing to drive them (especially the trucks over 26,000lbs or with air-brakes, which require special licenses), and their GVWR exceeds what is legal for driving and parking on some residential roads. (The last of which is a major issue, since most of our guys take their trucks home at night so they can go right to their respective job site the next day.)

Nissan should go ahead and offer the 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel they were considering, make it a pricey option if they must but it would regardless be a great product differentiator for their trucks and vans. They should go ahead and make a Titan 2500HD too, the frame is strong enough and 5.6L V8 gas / 5.0L V8 diesel would be enough engine.

Paul you can always go with 1 ton 4X4 service trucks.. Anyways, I think those aftermarket 4x4 vans are not practical for job sites 1. they are too tall and hard to work with 2. too expensive to convert 3. ugly
If i was to convert, I would use Express and use Silverado's parts to keep IFS and original stance. Also Ford don't make diesel vans now, and the one's they have are unreliable 6.0's unless it's before 2003.

The vans we presently use are 7.3L diesel E350s. Unfortunately, they are eventually going to need replacement, which means going with Chevy/GMC as, like you said, Ford doesn't make diesel vans anymore and the Mercedes Sprinter can't tow enough.

Like I said before though, when it comes time to replace our fleet, it would be nice if one of the OEMs could make a factory AWD/4x4 heavy duty van.

As far as 1 ton service trucks go....they suck. You have a bunch of individual drawers each with their own individual lock. You have to remember what compartment the tool you need is in, then you have to unlock it, find what you need, lock it back up...if you're searching for something you could be locking and unlocking compartments all day. Plus, your cargo area is still open, so anything you put in there is fair game for someone to walk off with. (anything copper especially loves to walk away)

With the van, I unlock one door with the remote and I have access to everything. When I'm done, one push of the button and it's all secured again. That might not be a big issue for some guys, but we have had tools and supplies walk off all the time. Being able to quickly and easily secure them makes life so much easier.

This will be a great replacement for my vans. When was the last model change for Ford or Chevy? Take the high roof as well, Sprinter starting price is $10K more than what I see above for Nissan...

@paul810 you do not have the proliferation of medium duty, or our defintion of MD, trucks in the US. It is a very different commercial truck mix. Our "medium duty" ranges up to your Class 8.
The cutting back of railways in Australia due to economic reasons, has resulted in an explosion of our defintion of MDT and HDT trucks.
You will see on a worksite the following: Japanese Vans(food services), Utes , car/trucks, personal tools or an upfitted body, Japanese diesel 4X4 pickups, same purpose. European Cab Chassis Vans used as light trucks, several MDT's and a few HDT's (Concrete pumping, dumpers, or B Doubles )
MDT's used on Farms

I was looking at trucking magazine and they have a totally different picture of the nissan nv. It looks fantastic and I hope there is a version that looks like it.

@george herzberg it is the European and global version, different engines as well, they include a diesel.

Finally: a reasonably priced sprinter ($25k vs $45k). About time we could store 4x8 sheet goods in a covered truck that you can stand up in without hunching over. When will american truck makers learn that pick up trucks serve a very small portion of the working man's market well....Pickups are great for soccer moms and construction workers who never carry more than a tool belt to work and don't mind rain/thieves molesting intermittent gear/material on the flatbed.

I have a nissan armada and I love the way it sound. When will they learn nissan will last a long time. Nissan pickups are very expensive in caribbean because they are strong. This 5.6 run rings around chevy and ford.

Everyone has an opinions and thoughts. But it is what one needs in a work van truck. This nissan nv is more workable from a mechanic point a view. And would cost less to work on. Not everyone likes a vans blunt nose. This nissan will fit alot of people's taste. I feel it is well built and has a good look and it is very practical in the work field.
I congrat nissan on this nv and I would buy one for my company because it looks good and works as work truck / van with out the stigma of a blunt nose van as all the other brands do.

Quigley is starting general production in late June/early July on their 4x4 version of the 3500 series. It will have the IFS front end and stay at stock height.

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