When it comes to carrying passengers, lots of them, the 12-passenger Nissan NV Passenger Van provides innovation by the dozen. Offered for both personal and fleet use, the NV Passenger features eight standard air bags – including roof-mounted, curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for 2nd through 4th row outboard occupant head protection and standard head restraints and integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions. It also offers 324 seating configurations and a total of six independent rear seats.
For 2015, enhancements to the popular Nissan NV Passenger Van include an updated NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps system, with 5.8-inch touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link® (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant. In addition, one new exterior color is offered: Arctic Blue Metallic (six available colors total).
All 2015 Nissan NV Passenger Vans come with America's best commercial van warranty* on Light Commercial Vehicles, with basic limited warranty coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first. The powertrain limited warranty is 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.
A Combination of Comfort, Convenience, Safety and Durability
The Nissan NV Passenger Van is built on a foundation of a rugged heavy-duty, fully boxed ladder frame, also used for the Nissan NV Cargo Van. During development, the NV Passenger underwent more than 7,000 quality and durability tests, including corrosion tests simulating 13 years of life in just over 100 days and 700,000 door openings and closings.
The Nissan NV Passenger's styling is professional and rugged outside and completely passenger-focused inside – offering a balance between functionality and comfort that sets the benchmark in class.
The NV Passenger's modern style combines a Nissan truck twin strut signature grille, pickup truck-style front end design, large windows with privacy glass and steel 17-inch wheels. Other exterior features include multi-reflector halogen headlights and available fog lights, chrome grille and bumpers, chrome outside door handles and outside mirrors, extended heated outside tow mirrors and chrome-clad styled steel wheels. Six exterior colors are offered: Java Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Midnight Garnet, Glacier White and new Arctic Blue Metallic.
The heart of the NV Passenger design is its outstanding seating flexibility – featuring 12-person seating capacity with up to 324 possible seat configurations. The large comfortable 1st row seats include integrated inboard and outboard wear patches for durability, while the split 2nd and 3rd row seats are completely removable and repositionable.
The 50/50-split 4th row seat than can be partially or completely removed as needed. Leather-appointed seats are available for all four rows, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar support and front driver and passenger's heated seats.
Mobile office support is provided by the large center console with storage for laptop computer and charger, business cards, hanging files, pens and paper and available 120V outlet. The space is enhanced by the design's elimination of engine intrusion into the cabin area – along with the fold-down front passenger seat that provides a flat work surface.
The NV Passenger's utility is also enhanced through features such as a low step-in height, easy ingress and egress without intrusive seat belts (integrated into rear seats), wide door openings and rear 50/50-split French doors for easy cargo and luggage loading.
Comfort and convenience items include standard rear HVAC system with dual rotating vents for each row, available personal map lamps for 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows, standard rear cargo lamp behind 4th row, an available 3rd row 12V outlet, available 120V outlet in cargo area and numerous cupholders and bottle holders through the spacious cabin.
Available technology includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, RearView Monitor, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and telematics pre-wiring.
Standard NV Passenger safety features include integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions, head restraints for all seating positions and standard curtain side-impact supplemental air bags with rollover sensor for all four rows of outboard occupant head protection.
The 2015 Nissan NV Passenger Van is offered in a choice of two engines, a 261-horsepower DOHC 24-valve 4.0-liter V6 with 281 lb-ft of torque or a 317-horsepower DOHC 32-valve V8 with 385 lb-ft of torque. Both engines include Nissan's Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC) for improved efficiency and are matched with a refined, heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission.
The NV Passenger also features an independent double wishbone front suspension with twin-tube coil-over shocks, solid rear axle with rigid leaf springs, heavy-duty disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and engine-speed-sensitive power steering. Also standard is a 28-gallon fuel tank.
In addition, the Nissan NV Passenger features SUV-like maneuverability and easy access for serviceability due to its pickup truck-like front engine/full hood design.
Three Well-Equipped Models
Designed to be affordable and to stand up to the abuse that full-size passenger vans face everyday, the 2015 Nissan NV Passenger is offered in three well-equipped models, the NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV, and NV3500 HD SL (V8 engine only).
Also offered are three option packages. The Power Basic Package includes power windows, power door locks with central locking, auto door lock function, Remote Keyless Entry and cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls (S models only).
The SV and SL Technology Packages feature NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps and RearView Monitor.
The 2015 Nissan NV Passenger is assembled in Canton, Mississippi and available through a select network of more than 380 certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide. For updates and more information, please go to www.nissancommercialvehicles.com.
The Nissan NV is also available in an innovative cargo van version. For information on the NV Cargo Van, please go to NissanNews.com.
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*Comparison based on Wards Light Vehicle Segmentation: 2015 Nissan Cargo, Passenger v. 2015 Large Van Class.