Missed Opportunity: The Nissan NV 4X4 Van Will Get the Axe Along With the Regular Models

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There is still time to get a Nissan NV 4X4 van conversion with a factory warranty.

The Nissan NV 4X4 van is one of the few vehicles in its class that’s a proper 4X4, and it can come with a factory warranty. Sure the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter offer an all-wheel/4X4 drive variant, but the Nissan offers a chunky V8 and Titan components. Now, given poor sales numbers, Nissan will not only discontinue the Nissan NV full-size van, the small NV200 will cease production as well.

This is a full shutdown, for both U.S. and Canada. Nissan stated that production will stop on the Nissan NV Cargo, NV Passenger, and NV200 commercial vans summer of 2021. Discounts and incentives are being offered on the vans, you can find out more (here).

As for the Nissan NV 4×4:

Some Nissan dealerships, like Tim Dahle Southtowne in Utah, still offer the full conversion and back the work up with a warranty.

The NV platform and many of its components were based on the Nissan Titan XD. There are a mix of older and newer components. That means its power comes from a 5.6-liter V8 that makes 375 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. It also has a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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The conversion also includes the transfer case from the Titan, meaning you will have a proper low-range. Part of the transformation includes a front suspension level. It gets a three-inch front and rear lift kit that can accommodate a 33-inch tire. There’s a new six-inch lift that can straddle a 35-inch tire.

The van we tested last year was impressive. It came packing a six-inch Rough Country lift, 35-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires, custom bumpers, a rooftop tent, and a slew off off-road gear like a high-lift jack.

Fully loaded, our van came out to $83,000. The base model Nissan NV starts at just over $30,000 for a base model V6. Conversions from various companies ranges from $10,000 – $25,000 depending on your needs. Now that the NV is going away, it might be the right time to look for discounts.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.