If the standard minivan isn’t big enough for your big family, no worries, Nissan has just converted its new NV cargo van to a people mover. The new full-size 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD passenger van is stylish yet rugged and big enough to fit up to 12 passengers.
With a such a large capacity, it means that it will be a bigger engine as well. Luckily, there are two engine options available: a 4.0-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 producing 261 horsepower and 281 pound-feet of torque, and a DOHC 32-valve V8 producing 317 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to the same heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission.
Of course, with so many passengers, a large opening exit is required. The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD passenger van features a sliding door on the passenger side just like a minivan. It has flexible four rows of seating, which has large 1st row seats and a completely removable and re-positionable 2nd and 3rd row seats. While the 4th row seat than can be partially or completely removed as needed to provide more cargo space or passenger seating.
Safety is the number one priority when you carry a lot of people in the same vehicle, the 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van comes with integrated seat belts for all rear seating positions, standard headrests for all seating positions, and segment-exclusive standard side curtain air bags for all four rows of passengers to give a peace of mind on a road trip.
Last but not least are the creature comfort equipment and features. The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van has a rear HVAC system, personal lamps for 2nd, 3rd and 4th rows, rear cargo lamp behind 4th row, a 3rd row 12V outlet, and numerous cup and bottle holders. While technology features include a navigation system, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, telematics pre-wiring, XM Satellite Radio, and integrated rear view camera.
The overall look and capabilities of the new 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van is a combination of the Nissan Quest minivan, Nissan NV, and Titan pickup truck. As the result, it is versatile enough for almost every job duty.
The 2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van is available in three trim levels: the NV3500 HD S, the NV3500 HD SV, and NV3500 HD SL. It will be available through certified Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers nationwide in spring of 2012.