For some reason, Nissan just loves to dress up its NV350 Urvan in Japan. A while back, we saw the ‘Multi-Bed’ feature introduced for the popular people-hauler. Now, we get this: the NV350 Premium GX Black Gear.
Think Navara N-Trek Warrior, but a lot more subtle and a lot less menacing. It has a new Stealth Gray exterior—a color exclusive to this NV350 variant—sprinkled with some black and orange accents. The grille, side mirrors, and foglamp housings are all in black, with the the latter two geting some hints of orange highlights. The wheels have been blacked out as well.
The inside is more of the same, with a black-laden cabin highlighted by more orange bits on the dash and the seats. It’s a nice touch, though not really something to gawk at. But that’s okay, because these designs and features aren’t the real highlights of this NV350.
What’s most noteworthy here is the massive cargo space out back. This van only has five seats, which basically means the rear end of the cabin will be used to haul your stuff, not people. Nissan has even demonstrated four different uses for this spacious cabin: mobile office, riding companion, outdoor vehicle (for camping and fishing), and full-on mobile home.
We’ve been seeing more and more stories about people’s van lives, so this new NV350 might also be of interest to some of you who are looking into that kind of lifestyle shift. What do you think of it, though? Is this something that could work in our market? Likewise, if you want to see those van-life stories we mentioned, you can click here and here.