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Nissan Displays Redesigned Food Truck At LA Show

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Let's consider now, those vehicles that offer something really cheap - the food trucks that have become so popular. At the L.A. Auto Show, Nissan has on display a new truck specially designed for mobile restaurateurs. Our last word in business today is: culinary concept car.

The new Nissan NV is smaller than the standard food truck, so it can fit into smaller roadside spaces. It has chrome bumpers, and built-in Bluetooth technology. The design is also a departure from the old souped-up, second-hand mail truck look. One food truck owner described it as cool and futuristic. But perhaps best of all, she told the Los Angeles Times, having a major carmaker behind this, quote, brings a legitimacy to the food truck industry that we're starving for.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

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