Will Be Sold As Chevrolet City Express
General Motors Co. and NissanUSA announced today the companies have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce a small cargo vehicle which will be sold under the Chevrolet brand in the US and Canada.
Based on the Nissan NV200, the new Chevrolet City Express will be at dealerships in the fall of 2014. The MSRP has not yet been announced.
“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,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Sales.
Joe Castelli, NissanUSA vice president, commercial vehicles and fleet added, “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.”
Nissan currently sells a version of the vehicle as the NV200 in numerous markets globally, including the United States and Canada. The Nissan NV200, a spacious-yet-compact commercial vehicle, is a previous winner of the International Van of the Year Award. Cost of ownership for the vehicle is among the lowest in the class due to low running costs, the high efficiency of the engines and drivetrains and a safety structure that helps to minimize crash damage.