GM Borrows Nissan's NV200
Nissan's NV200 van will wear a new brand badge in 2014. General Motors and Nissan announced today that the NV200-based Chevrolet City Express will go on sale in the fall of 2014.
Nissan will manufacture the small cargo van, and Chevrolet will sell it through its dealer network in the U.S. and Canada. Nissan currently sells the NV200, which uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, in several global markets. In the U.S. it'll hit the streets of New York City in taxi form later this year. Chevrolet hasn't released specs, but Nissan's version can carry up to 1,500 pounds and offers 123 cubic feet of cargo space, 6.6 cubic feet less than its closest competitor, the Ford Transit Connect.
"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," Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Sales, said in a statement.
Both companies have said more specifics, including pricing, will be available closer to the van's on-sale date.