GM to source cargo van from Nissan for US, Canadian markets

The Chevrolet City Express is based on the Nissan NV200 and is expected to be released by late 2014.

May 14, 2013

DETROIT and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – General Motors Co. (GM) and Nissan have signed an agreement for Nissan to produce Chevrolet-branded small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the US and Canada.

GM expects the Chevrolet City Express, based on the Nissan NV200, to be available for sale in the fall of 2014.

“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, US vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Sales.

Nissan currently sells a version of the vehicle as the NV200 in numerous markets globally, including the US and Canada. The Nissan NV200 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.