By Anthony Capkun
May 14, 2013 – Chevrolet today announced it will enter the small cargo van segment with the Nissan-produced City Express, saying it will help “meet the demands of customers in an emerging commercial vehicle segment”. (Nissan currently sells a version of the vehicle as the NV200.) This is Chevrolet’s first entry into the small van segment in Canada and the U.S., says the company, and joins the full-size Express van as part of the Chevrolet lineup in the fall of 2014. (More photos below) Designed for small businesses to large fleets looking for a small, fuel-efficient, cargo-carrying vehicle, the City Express will be available in LS and LT trim levels.
The LS features 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, centre console with storage for file folders, laptop, etc., upper dashboard-mounted storage bin, 40/60 split rear cargo doors (180º max opening), 20 integrated interior reinforced cargo mounting points and six exterior roof rack mounting points. The LT adds frills such as power heated outside mirrors, remote keyless entry, etc. The City Express offers 122.7 cf of space, upfit-ready, D-Rings affixed on the floor, floor cover, and more.