Nissan North America Inc. has introduced a commercial van that could – down the road – serve as a platform for a small recreation vehicle. The 9,100-pound GVWR, 20-foot, high-roof Nissan NV 2500 or NV 3500 is available with 261-hp 4.0L V6 or 317-hp 5.6L engines and five-speed automatic transmissions. Although designed to be a mobile office or workshop, with 6 feet, 4 inches of interior headroom and 10-feet of cargo space behind the front console, possibilities exist for conversion as a small Class B motorhome. The Nissan NV, with both sliding-side and rear-French doors, is being built in Canton, Miss., as part of a $118 million expansion at Nissan’s factory there. ”The new kid on the block, as it turns out, is a long-time player in the global commercial vehicle market,” Joe Castelli, vice president of Nissan’s Commercial Vehicle and Fleet division, said in a press release. ”As the first non-domestic nameplate to design, manufacture and sell (commercial vehicles) in the United States, we bring a more than seven-decade tradition of durability, quality and reliability to our products. At the same time, we’ve taken a fresh look at every aspect of the CV business – including styling, powertrain, interiors, cost of operation and owners, dealership sales and service operations and, most importantly, real world customer needs.” The Nissan CV is being retailed at 250 dealerships in the U.S., one of which is Naquin Chevrolet-Nissan-Cadillac Inc. in Elkhart, Ind.