Gibson gets a Nissan NV200 work van for repairing guitars.(Photo: Nissan/Wieck)
USA TODAY - Nissan has plucked Gibson guitars as a sure-fire way to showcase its new work van for the New York Auto Show.
The automaker has combined the musical instrument maker to create a version of its NV200 compact car go van for repairing guitars.
Why? We suspect that Nissan wants to show how versatile its van can be. Either that or there is distinct calling for roadside service when it comes to old, broken guitars. Actually, Gibson says such a truck will be helpful at concert venues, promotional opportunities and other places where it wants to play up its famous guitars.
"The NV200 Compact Cargo van's small footprint makes it ideal for maneuvering in tight places, which is perfect for both urban music venues and crowded outdoor concerts where space is at a premium," said Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz in a statement.
The NV200 is imagined as a competitor to Ford's successful Transit Connect. Nissan's offering has combined fuel economy of 24 mpg from its 131-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder engine.
Gibson's rolling repair shop is in addition to the Pro Audio and Repair & Restoration shops it operate in Nashville, Tenn.
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