The all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express cargo van will hit the dealerships today and will carry a price tag of $22,950, excluding taxes. The base LS model is offered as standard with dual rear sliding doors, power windows, 40/60 split rear cargo doors, six floor-mounted D-rings and six exterior roof rack mountain points and center console storage with standard file folder bin.
For those who don’t know, the 2015 City Express is powered by the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found on the Nissan NV200 and bolted to a continuously variable transmission. The engine delivers 131 hp and although the official numbers were not released yet, the manufacturer expects its City Express to return a fuel economy of 24 mpg city/25 mpg highway/24 mpg combined.
When it comes to interior space, the Chevrolet City Express promises 122.7 cubic feet (3,474 liters) of customizable cargo space and an estimated payload capacity of 1,500 pounds. In order to make shopping and purchasing process easier, Chevrolet offers web tools on Chevrolet.com website.
“We understand our customers are often too busy to step away from the office to visit a dealership,” said Peper. “So we give them the option to build a City Express online with their specific color, trim, and even wheels, so that they are fully aware of the cost to their business before they meet with a salesperson.”
The all-new 2015 Chevrolet City Express offers more than just cargo-hauling flexibility and maneuverability as it also provides great levels of efficiency. This means that both urban commercial business owners and fleet managers benefit from value-driven capability as well as operating costs that are lower than those for full-size vans.
In fact, the new 2015 Chevrolet City Express offers around 122.7 cubic feet (3,474 liters) of customizable cargo room, 1,500 pounds (680 kg) of payload capacity and 36.7 feet (11.2 meters) of tight turning diameter. Since it is smaller in size and is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine (with continuously variable valve timing), the City Express is more efficient than full-size vans.
Ed Peper, US vice president for GM Fleet and Commercial, remarked that the new 2015 City Express offers a smaller, more-efficient choice for businesses that don’t require the capabilities typical of a full-size van, such as cargo volume. He called the City Express as an easy-to-maneuver van with compact dimensions that are optimized by clever features. This allows business owners to maximize the space and their resources with a van with the right size that fit their needs.
Offered in LS and LT trims, the 2015 Chevrolet City Express is derived from the Nissan NV200 that GM orders from Nissan. The LS trim could be availed at a starting price of $22,950, which already include $995 in destination charge but excludes tax, title, license, and dealer fees. As standard, the new City Express comes with power windows, dual rear sliding doors as well as 40/60 split rear cargo doors that open 90 and 180 degrees.
Its solid rear doors could be fitted with available tinted-glass windows. The new City Express also features fold-down mobile workspace passenger seat and a center console storage with a standard file folder bin. Featuring vinyl flooring, the City Express also has 20 interior cargo-mounting points, six exterior roof rack mounting points and six floor-mounted D-rings. Also included are a 150-amp alternator and a 12-volt power outlet.