2015 City Express Cargo Van Publicly Unveiled
GM's Ed Peper introduces the 2015 Chevrolet City Express. Photo by Robert Brown.
Editor's note: View our "2015 Chevrolet City Express" photo gallery for detailed photos of the vehicle.
General Motors debuted its 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van to the public at the Chicago Auto Show, after showing it to fleet buyers at several events in the past year.
GM will begin production in the fall and deliver the cargo van to commercial buyers and dealers around that time. GM has not announced plans for a passenger version. GM has not yet begun to take orders for the Chevrolet City Express, a GM spokesperson told AutomotiveFleet.com.
"The versatility and cargo carrying capabilities of the City Express make it a viable option for small businesses such as florists, HVAC and locksmiths, and large commercial fleets in industries like insurance and delivery service," said Ed Peper, vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial.
The City Express arrives under a partnership with Nissan allowing GM to offer a rebadged version of the NV200. GM's version will offer an optional glass package for the two sliding side doors to increase visibility for drivers that's not available on the NV200.
Like the NV200, the City Express offers 122.7 square feet of cargo space. By comparison, the Ford Transit Connect short wheelbase compact van offers 105.9 square feet, while the long wheelbase van offers 130.7 square feet.
The City Express is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 131 horsepower and 139 lb.-ft. of torque. The vehicle is availabe in LS and LT trim levels. Pricing will be announced later.
General Motors initially showed the City Express at a fleet event in May of 2013 and released photos at the time of a van that was not a production vehicle.