The Nissan NV350 claims to be a significant step forward for light commercial vehicles, offering a range of fuel-efficient diesel and petrol engines. The new van will also come with modern features such as push-button start and an advanced new automatic transmission.
Hideto Murakami, corporate vice president of LCV Business Unit at Nissan, recently said,
"The NV350 offers a variety of amenities that are unusual in this vehicle class, including the world's first keyless push-button start function in a commercial vehicle."Superior fuel economy projects the NV350 to be the segment leader and the customisable cargo area can be adapted to different needs. I am confident, whether for business and personal use, the NV350 will exceed expectations."
Other standout features include a storage capacity deep enough to accommodate objects measuring up to three metres in length, and interior sidewalls that come with embedded mounting nuts for use with various hooks and shelving fixtures.
On the outside it looks like Nissan has decided to adopt bolstered guards to give it a sportier stance. The front and rear bumpers also do without the usual overhang, blending straight into the major panel contours.
The Nissan NV350 will be unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show in Japan on November 30. It will go on sale in Japan in mid-2012, with other markets following shortly after. Nissan Australia has said the NV350 won't be heading Down Under.