In an attempt to steal some market share from the Ford Transit Connect, Nissan has announced that it is offering a new program with a no-charge commercial upfit package and no-charge exterior graphics package for businesses that plan on purchasing or leasing a new Nissan NV1500, NV2500 HD or NV3500 HD commercial van.
“As part of our commitment to providing ‘innovation for business,’ we’re taking an innovative approach to offering added business solutions – high quality cargo management packages or an industry exclusive offering of custom exterior graphics – right from the launch of the exciting new Nissan NV,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Nissan Commercial Vehicles and Fleet, NNA. “We know commercial vehicle buyers customize their vehicles to meet their business needs, and we want to be part of the solution for them.”
The no-charge upfit package come from Adrian Steel and consists of a Cargo Management System with a steel cabin/cargo partition and three 44-inch shelving units, or a Utility Package featuring a steel cabin/cargo partition and an exterior (Standard Roof) or interior (High Roof) utility rack. The no-charge graphics package is available from Original Wraps, which offers up to 70 square feet of professionally designed graphics. Those not take part in the free program can also opt for a $300 rebate in lieu of the upfit or graphic packages.
Refresher: The Nissan NV comes with a choice of two engines – a 4.0L V6 rated at 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque, and a 5.6L V8 rated at 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Both are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. The NV lineup offers a durable body-on-frame construction with choice of standard roof or industry-exclusive high roof configurations. Trim-levels include the NV 1500, NV 2500 HD, NV 3500 HD. Two grades levels including S and SV are available. Prices start at $24,590. for the NV1500.
– By: Omar Rana