Today Nissan announced they will be extending the warranties on their commercial vehicles, as their vans are proving to be extremely durable in real world use. The basic limited warranty has been extended from 3 years/36,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty has been extended from 5 year/60,000 miles to 5 years/100,000 miles.
Because of harsh environments, these vehicles see heavy use and many miles of wear and tear. It is virtually unheard of to have a 100,000 mile warranty. Fred Diaz of Nissan said that Nissan is in the commercial business for the long haul, and they want to prove to customers that they have confidence in their vehicles.
A Nissan NV3500 Cargo van was lent to Above and Beyond Delivery in Arizona back in 2011, and they managed to put more than 550,000 miles on the vehicle with relatively few issues. The most major repair was an alternator replacement at 382,000 miles. Above and Beyond Delivery is now transitioning their entire light duty fleet to NV vans, as they were greatly impressed with the reliability of the half-million mile NV they had.
Nissan Commercial Vehicle sales are up 88 percent this year so far, with over 10,700 commercial vehicles sold. The NV200 compact commercial van is being phased in as the next New York City taxi, and Chevrolet will soon be selling a version of the NV200 for its own commercial division.