Nissan’s New Food Truck Concepts

Los Angeles’ popular food trucks, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Coolhaus Truck are teaming with Nissan to combine their innovative takes on two food classics – grilled cheese sandwiches and ice cream sandwiches – with a pair of custom-outfitted Nissan NV vans.

The two NV2500 High Roof food truck concepts make their debuts this week not on the streets of L.A., but inside the Convention Center’s West Hall where they will be providing gourmet sandwiches (cheese and ice cream respectively) to media attending the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The Grilled Cheese Truck offers a menu ranging from “Plain and Simple Melts” and “Cheesy Mac and Rib” to “Bayou Melts” and “Dessert Melts.”  The Coolhaus Truck offers handmade, flavored gourmet ice cream sandwiches with edible wrappers.

The selection includes flavors such as Strawberry Jalapeno, Wasabi, Mango Sticky Rice and Olive Oil with Rosemary. The Nissan NV food truck concepts feature custom fold-out serving windows, work counters and full exterior graphics.

“Since its introduction last spring, the Nissan NV van is proving itself in a wide range of commercial uses, from construction to delivery services, in both Standard Roof and High Roof body styles,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Commercial Vehicles and Fleet, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA).

“The Nissan NV High Roof model is especially adaptable for food truck and catering use thanks to its 76.9-inch tall interior, which provides the flexibility for the mobile chefs to comfortably move around inside while creating their gastronomical delights.”

The Nissan NV is offered in three models: NV1500, NV2500 HD, NV3500 HD and with a choice of two fuel-efficient engines – a 4.0-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8.  Both are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission. It was announced Monday, Nov. 14.

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