The new Ford Transit Connect competitor, which is a thinly veiled Nissan NV200 van will start life with a $1,800 premium over the Nissan. Why? The Nissan gets a 60,000 mile warranty and the Chevy gets a 100,000-mile warranty, which should be worth something, right? Under the hood, you’ll find the same 131 bhp 4 banger found in the Nissan and it’s much the same throughout the FWD powertrain. Also included in Chevy’s favor is their 24,000 mile scheduled maintenance program, which Nissan does not offer.
While we cannot list out every option available for what is a tradesperson’s van, we can tell you that the top-of-the-range LT model will start at $24,510, and that standard options include bluetooth, backup sensors, remote entry, heated mirrors, and cruise control. These are all options on the LS too. On the cargo side, there’s loads; the standard 48″ pallet will fit, as will up to 1,500 lbs and/or 122.7 cubic feet of fine literature. For more information, check out the press release after the jump.
-By: Sawyer Sutton
DETROIT – The 2015 Chevrolet City Express LS – the brand’s first entry in the small cargo van segment – will have a starting price of $22,950, including a $995 destination charge but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees.
The City Express features a standard 2.0L dual-overhead cam inline-four-cylinder engine with continuously variable valve timing rated at 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque. It has 122.7 cubic feet of customizable cargo space, a tight turning diameter of 36.7 feet and an estimated payload capacity of 1,500 pounds.
“The Chevrolet City Express offers business customers the functionality and dependability they need to get the job done and the long-term customer service and support from Chevrolet they’ve come to expect,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial.
Standard features on the LS model include dual rear sliding doors, power windows, 40/60 split rear cargo doors that open 90 and 180 degrees, solid rear doors with available tinted-glass windows, center console storage with a standard file folder bin, fold-down mobile workspace passenger seat, 20 interior cargo-mounting points, six floor-mounted D-rings, six exterior roof rack mounting points, vinyl flooring, a 150-amp alternator and a 12-volt power outlet.
The 2015 Chevrolet City Express LT starts at $24,510, including destination charges but excluding tax, title, license and dealer fees. Standard features on the LT model, and available on the LS, include cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and backup sensors. Remote keyless entry with an automatic locking feature and heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors also are standard on the LT.
Available on LT models is a technology package with a 5.8-inch diagonal touch-screen radio, navigation, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial, Bluetooth connectivity, a USB input jack and a rearview camera system.
The City Express will arrive at Chevrolet dealers early in the fourth quarter.