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Vantastic: 2015 Chevrolet City Express to Compete in the Compact Commercial Van Arena

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On: Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:31PM | By: Teddy Field


Vantastic: 2015 Chevrolet City Express to Compete in the Compact Commercial Van Arena

The new 2015 Chevy City Express is GM’s answer to the uber-popular 2015 Ford Transit Connect. These cheap little haulers are designed to give small businesses a big advantage when it comes to transporting things. They also provide a free advertising platform, with plenty of side real estate for vinyl wrap signage. But Chevy didn’t exactly come up with the City Express on their own. It’s the badge-engineered twin of something else. Can you guess what this little Chevy van is based on?

Yep, you guessed it! The 2015 Chevrolet City Express is actually a 2015 Nissan NV200 (with a different grille of course)! This isn’t your typical consumer-oriented people mover, it’s a commercial van that’s designed to make working a little simpler. To that end, it packs 122 cu-ft of cargo room in the back, with enough room between the interior wheel protrusions to accommodate a standard-sized pallet. There’re lots of integrated cargo mounting points and weld nuts for mounting things. Plus, Chevy is even offering packages that are tailored to different types of businesses, with integrated dividers, bins, hooks, door kits, shelving, etc.

For businesses that need a small, flexible workhorse, the 2015 Chevy City Express offers an interesting alternative to the Ford Transit Connect. It also offers a front passenger seat that folds flat to make a mobile desk, two 12v outlets, a bin that can hold hanging files or a laptop, and lots of storage cubbies in the cab. This mobile workspace is powered by a 131hp 2.0L 4-pot, mated to a CVT transmission. Fuel economy is said to be 24 city/26 hwy/25 combined. Although, a heavy load will likely cut those numbers down a bit.

The 2015 Chevy City Express starts at $22,950, and GM can even ship the van directly to an upfitter for customization, then ship the finished van directly to your dealer. This might not be the most exciting car news that you’ve read all day. But if you own a business and need a van, this might actually be great news indeed.


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