By Anthony Capkun
December 10, 2014 – “As the newest member of the Chevrolet Express family of vans, the 2015 City Express offers a smaller, more-efficient choice for businesses that don’t need the cargo volume or other capabilities of a full-size van,” said Ed Peper of GM Fleet and Commercial.
It offers 122.7 cf of customizable cargo space, a turning diameter of 36.7 ft and a payload capacity of 1500 lb. Offered in LS and LT trims, the City Express is based on the Nissan NV200, which GM procures from Nissan and distributes through Chevrolet’s network of 3200.
Standard features on the LS include dual rear sliding doors, power windows, 40/60 split rear cargo doors that open 90° and 180°, solid rear doors with available tinted-glass windows, centre console storage with a standard file folder bin, fold-down mobile workspace passenger seat, 20 interior cargo-mounting points, six floor-mounted D-rings, six exterior roof rack mounting points, vinyl flooring, 150A alternator and a 12V power outlet.
The LT includes additional standard features like cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and backup sensors. Remote keyless entry with an automatic locking feature and heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors also are standard on the LT.
In addition to 122.7 cf of cargo room, the cargo space is designed to accommodate large and bulky items, with 54 in. of space from side wall to side wall. There’s also 82 in. of room from the rear doors to the back of the front seats and, when the passenger seat is folded, the length for longer items grows to 116 in. The tops of the rear wheel houses are flat, too, to enable tiered storage when a platform is used on them.