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Nissan Begins NV Commercial Van Production

Nissan began production of their first major commercial van for US markets this week at their Canton, Miss. assembly plant. The 2012 Nissan NV commercial van is a rear drive "body-on-frame" construction, which is how most trucks are built today. NV is scheduled to go on sale in the spring at a base price at $25,570.

Shoppers can choose between three versions, two engines and two roof configurations: NV1500 with a V6 engine only…
"Carwings." Is it a badge? Is a point system? Is it a social networking system?

In part, it is all of three of these things. Ultimately Nissan's Carwings is an innovative in-dash system that allows drivers to compare their driving habits to those of other Nissan Leaf drivers. At a high-level, the system connects every Leaf vehicles to a network, tracking data such as: miles driven, charge remaining, and miles per charge.

While it…
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