2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van offers room for 12 passengers

Nissan’s NV commercial van series has been a respectable success for the company and today the Japanese automaker is unveiling a passenger version of the van called the NV3500 HD Passenger Van. The model will go on sale in spring 2012 and will be offered for both personal and fleet use.

The Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger van features 4-row/12-passenger seating with the most flexible configurations for a full-size van.

“Just as we did prior to shaking up the commercial van category with the highly innovative Nissan NV, we first did our homework in the full-size van segment by studying the real-world needs, wants and desires of both families and fleet operators,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Commercial Vehicles and Fleet, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). “As a result, we’re delivering a vehicle that offers everything owners are looking for – enhanced usability, driver and passenger comfort, flexible storage, dependability, durability and an affordable cost of ownership. Then we’ve topped it all off with signature Nissan style, performance and value.”

To pull those 12 passengers the 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van comes with two engine options. The base model gets a 4.0 liter V6 making 261-hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. Optional is a 317-hp V8 making 385 lb-ft of torque.

The NV3500 Passenger Van is available in three models including NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV and NV3500 HD SL (V8 engine only). Many options are offered including Power Basic Package (S models only), with power windows and door locks; a Tow Package (V8 only), with extendable heated outside mirrors and Class-IV receiver hitch, wiring and heavy duty battery; the Power Basic Package + Tow Package (S-grade V8 only); and the Technology Package with Rear Camera (SV and SL only), featuring XM® Satellite Radio (XM® subscription required, sold separately), 5-inch touch-screen SD navigation system, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System (standard on SL-grade) and RearView Monitor.

Heck – I would love to make this egmCarTech’s office on wheels.

– By: Omar Rana