Nissan ending production of its commercial van

Fetch rents this high-roof Nissan NV cargo van for $15 an hour or $75 per day.
Fetch rents this high-roof Nissan NV cargo van for $15 an hour or $75 per day.

Nissan will end production of its NV commercial van lineup next summer as the re-tools its commercial offerings.

Sales of vans in the U.S., through established Business Certified Dealers (for NV Cargo and Passenger), will continue through calendar year 2021, or until supply is exhausted.

Nissan is in the middle of an aggressive product offensive in the U.S. – revealing 10 new products in 20 months – with six coming to showrooms by the end of 2021, of which all will be available via its Business Advantage – Nissan’s new commercial vehicle facing business push.

“Success in North America is critical to the Nissan NEXT transformation plan, and we are concentrating on our core business and products,” said Michael Colleran, senior vice president, Nissan U.S. Marketing and Sales.

Dropping the NV, which was introduced in 2011, would seem to remove Nissan from the pickup and delivery, final mile and many light construction segments, spaces currently dominated by Ford’s Transit commercial van. However, Colleran, noted “from three Nissan Frontier pickups for a pest-control business to several Nissan Rogues for pharmaceutical representatives to make doctor calls, Nissan provides customized vehicle solutions for nearly anyone.”