General Motors Co. and Nissan have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the United States and Canada. GM will procure the vehicle from Nissan and distribute it through the Chevrolet dealer network.
GM expects the Chevrolet City Express, based on the Nissan NV200, to be available for sale in the fall of 2014. Nissan currently sells a version of the vehicle as the NV200 in numerous markets globally, including the United States and Canada.
The 2015 City Express, Chevrolet’s first entry into the small van segment in the US and Canada, will join the full-size Express van as part of the Chevrolet lineup in the fall of 2014.
Our fleet customers have asked us for an entry in the commercial small van segment, so this addition to the Chevrolet portfolio will strengthen our position with fleets and our commercial customers.—Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Sales
Working with partners to expand markets for our innovative products enhances Nissan’s growth and manufacturing efficiency by leveraging our capacity to meet growing demand in this space.—Joe Castelli, Nissan vice president, commercial vehicles
The City Express will be available in LS and LT trim levels and features 2.0 liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine rated at 131 horsepower (98 kW) and 139 lb-ft (188 nm) of torque mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).