General Motors Co. and Nissan have formed an agreement whereby Nissan will produce a small cargo vehicle – the Chevrolet City Express – for the U.S. and Canadian markets. GM anticipates that the new vehicle will be available from Chevrolet dealers next fall.
‘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,’ says Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Sales.
The Chevrolet City Express, which will be based on the Nissan NV200, is tailored to small businesses and fleets that need a fuel-efficient, cargo-carrying vehicle, GM says. It will feature a 2.0-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine rated at 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque, paired with a continuously variable transmission. The van will offer 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
Pricing for the City Express has not been announced.