Nissan is taking deliveries to the next level, making sure that cargo can get anywhere.
The NV Cargo X is a project vehicle, put together to show off at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. It stands at over seven-and-a-half feet, sits on 37-inch tires and is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 turbo diesel.
Built in partnership with off-roader Ian Johnson, this van was built to be a rock crawler and its own support vehicle. The suspension is heavily modified to fit the big tires, though the standard leaf spring design is retained in the rear end. A custom LED light system, a 10,000-lb front-mounted winch, a tube bumper and a custom skid plate complete the van’s off-road gear.
On the inside, the cargo bay is filled with everything an off-road recovery and support vehicle would carry, including a full-size spare, a recovery rope, recovery tracks, a high-lift jack, portable welder and a tool bag.
“We thought it would be interesting to take an NV Cargo to the extreme – pushing it to where no cargo van has ever gone before. We weren’t disappointed,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager of North America trucks and light commercial vehicles.
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