Overall this a very well thought-out van for it's intended prupose, but I Wonder if Nissan will face any brand-loyalty issues when they release this van, not for new work buyers, but for the demographic Nissan wants to get out of their Ford Econolines and Chevy/GMC Expresses/Savannas. I work at a Carpentry/Warehouse oriented stair-building shop, most of our installers that come to the shop in their E-series van or GM twin, when you get them talking about trucks, suprisingly they are usually fiercely brand loyal, even when it comes to work vans
On a smaller note. I really like the design features that were put into the NV's seats, as were explained in the article. Making the bolsters vinyl instead of cloth and leaving the stitching on the lower part of the cushion instead of the top will be 2 small changes that will go a loooooong way in durability. Most work vans i find myself in in have the outboard seat bolster chewed to sh*t from months and years of " in-and'-out" use and the top seat stitching is fraying to the point where the cover may just peel off like a banana, exposing the foam.