Looking all business and often paling compared to their pickup siblings, work vans don't get much fanfare, and they're probably not first to mind when we're talking extreme off-road capability. But with a shot of 5.0L Cummins diesel power and some heavy duty hardware upgrades, that's just what Nissan has achieved with its NV Cargo X project van.
"Arguably the most extreme version of Nissan Commercial Vehicles' flagship NV Cargo van ever created," the company boasts, the NV Cargo X folds in expertise from off-road vehicle builder Ian Johnson of the TV series Xtreme Off Road. The hopped-up van was featured in the episode "Blazing Arizona," where the crew does some rock-climbing with the van in that state's Tonto National Park. Johnson will join in the vehicle's official debut Feb. 11 at the Chicago Auto Show.
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