Ford may have been first in the compact cargo van market with the Transit Connect in 2010, but now it seems everyone wants in on the action. As we explained back in February, General Motors was in the somewhat awkward situation of its Opel compact cargo vans being on a shared platform with the Fiat Doblo, which itself is the basis of the upcoming Ram ProMaster City. But a re-badged NV200 avoided the issue of selling a re-badged domestic rival. Today, we know what the pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet City Express will start at. Prices begin at $22,950 for an LS model, including $995 destination.
That price is slightly higher than the starting price on a 2014 Nissan NV200, which begins at $21,100, including $860 destination. Nissan has not yet announced prices for the 2015 NV200. The higher-trim LT model will start at $24,510 and includes standard cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity, and backup sensors. The LT will also offer an optional technology package, which includes navigation, satellite radio, USB audio input, and a rearview camera system.
Mechanically, the City Express is identical to the NV200, with the sole powertrain being Nissan's 2.0L 131hp I-4 mated to a CVT automatic transmission. The City Express will go on sale early in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Source: General Motors