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Nissan Commercial Vehicles @ Nissan of Keene, Keene NH

Nissan Commercial Vehicles NH

Nissan of Keene was recently chosen as one of only two dealerships in New Hampshire to offer the new Nissan Commercial Vehicles.

Earlier this month the dealership had a sneak peek at the new vehicles, as representatives from Nissan brought one for dealership personal to inspect and road-test in person. Naturally, photos were taken of the new Commercial Vehicles at the dealership, and they are now available to you online here —>

Based on a chassis similar to that of Nissan’s full-size Titan pickup, these vans represent an entirely new line of business for the automaker in the U.S. market. (Nissan of Keene will primarily serve customers in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts.)

They are full-size (maxi) vans that come in three versions, the NV1500, NV2500HD and NV3500HD, and offer a choice of a V-6 or V-8 engine and either a standard-height roof or a raised roof that is high enough for someone 6-foot-3 to stand up inside.

The NV has a 120-inch cargo floor length and 70.2-inch maximum interior width. Standard models can accommodate cargo up to 55.8 inches, while those with the high roof can hold items up to 76.9 inches high. That also allows the interior to be configured as a mobile workspace, in which most people would be able to stand up without touching the ceiling

The dealership is very enthusiast about this new line of Nissan vehicles, which will be at the New Hampshire dealership in April. (Both Nissan Commercial Vans and Trucks are expected at that time.) Nothing quite like these vehicles were available before now, and Nissan of Keene is proud to offer this entirely new line. “A work vehicle that’s more than a van.”

Nissan of Keene employees discovered for themselves how these vans are easy to drive and maneuver through city traffic, even though they’re 20 inches longer than the E-series (formerly called Econoline) vans from Ford, sales of which account for 55 percent of the large-van market. The Nissan vans have a shorter turning radius than the Ford models. (Nissan brought examples of both for road-testing.)

Also different is the engine layout in the Nissan van. It has an engine compartment that sticks out in front of the vehicle as it does in a traditional pickup, while in the Ford and GM commercial vans, the engine sits under a large cover between the driver and front-seat passenger, severely limiting legroom for the passenger. In the industry, this cover is called a “doghouse.”

Contact Nissan of Keene and see how the way you drive your business can get a lot better.

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