2015 Chevrolet City Express unveiled, features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine

2015 Chevrolet City Express
2015 Chevrolet City Express

Goes on sale this fall

Chevrolet has officially unveiled the 2015 City Express, ahead of its debut at the Chicago Auto Show later today.

Based on the Nissan NV200, the City Express has a familiar design but is distinguished by a new front bumper and a revised grille.

The interior is pretty bland but it has a three-spoke steering wheel, a driver information center and a fold-down passenger seat. Options include remote keyless entry, cruise control, reverse sensors and tinted side windows. The model can also be equipped with a Technology package that includes GPS navigation, a rearview camera and USB/Bluetooth connectivity.

Since the van was designed for hauling, it comes equipped with twenty cargo mounting points and six floor-mounted D-rings. It also has a cargo capacity of 122.7 cubic feet (3,474 liters) and a payload capacity of approximately 1,500 pounds (680 kg).

Motivation is provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 131 bhp (98 kW) and 139 lb-ft (188 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a continuously variable transmission which sends power to the front wheels.

The Chevrolet City Express will go on sale this fall and pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Source: GM

2015 Chevrolet City Express Delivers the Goods

Versatile urban work van blends cargo room, maneuverability and efficiency

CHICAGO – Chevrolet’s all-new 2015 City Express matches maneuverability and cargo-hauling flexibility with efficiency, giving urban business owners and fleet managers value-driven capability with low operating costs.

The City Express goes on sale this fall, offering 122.7 cubic feet (3,474 liters) of customizable cargo space, a tight turning diameter of only 36.7 feet (11.2 m) and an estimated payload capacity of 1,500 pounds.

The City Express also will deliver greater efficiency than full-size vans due to its smaller size and a 2.0L inline-four-cylinder engine with continuously variable valve timing matched to a continuously variable transmission.

“As the newest member of the Chevrolet Express family of vans, the 2015 City Express offers a smaller, more efficient choice for businesses that don’t need the cargo volume or other capabilities of a full-size van,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet and Commercial. “It is an easy-to-maneuver van that makes the most of its compact dimensions with clever features, allowing business owners to maximize its space – and their resources – with a vehicle sized for their needs.”

Versatile and well-equipped
Designed for function, the City Express’s all-important cargo area accommodates large and bulky items, with 4’6” of space from side wall to side wall – more than enough to load a standard 40” x 48” pallet flat on the floor.
There’s also 6’10” of room from the rear doors to the back of the front seats. With the passenger seat folded, the length grows to 9’8”. The tops of the rear wheel houses are flat to enable tiered storage and to maximize storage space.

Additional features include:

Fold-down passenger seat that converts to a flat work space
Center console designed for storage, including a standard file folder bin
Tall, 40/60-split rear cargo doors that open to 90- and 180-degree angles
Left- and right-side sliding doors
Twenty integrated cargo-mounting points throughout the interior
Six floor-mounted D-rings
Six exterior roof rack mounting points
Standard vinyl flooring
Standard solid rear doors with tinted-glass windows available
Standard driver information center
Standard power windows
12-volt power outlet standard on LS
Remote keyless entry with automatic locking feature standard on LT
Heated, power-adjustable outside mirrors standard on LT
Cruise control standard on LT, (available on LS)
Backup sensors standard on LT, available on LS)

“The City Express is engineered to carry what’s important to business owners – and do it with cost-effective efficiency and surprising versatility,” said Peper.

A Technology package available on LT models includes a 5.8-inch diagonal touch screen, navigation, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio with a three-month trial period, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB input and a rearview camera system.

Bluetooth connectivity is also available on LS models.

Under the hood
Rated at 131 horsepower (98 kW) and 139 lb-ft of torque (188 Nm), the City Express’s dual overhead cam 2.0L inline-four cylinder engine features continuously variable valve timing. A continuously variable transmission drives the front wheels, contributing to efficiency by making the most of torque delivery across the rpm band.

Designed to provide a balance of strength and low mass, a body-integral chassis enhances efficiency and the feeling of performance. A MacPherson-strut suspension is located in the front with a truck-style multi-leaf rear suspension. Other chassis features include 15-inch wheels, front disc brakes and efficiency-enhancing electric power steering.

Four-wheel antilock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution are standard, as is an electronic stability control system.

The City Express also comes with six airbags standard: dual-stage frontal airbags, side-impact supplemental airbags and roof-mounted curtain airbags for enhanced side-impact and rollover protection.

The City Express gets Chevrolet’s Complete Care including:

  • Three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper new vehicle limited warranty
  • Five-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty
  • Two-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance

All 3,200 Chevrolet dealerships across the United States can service the City Express.

Based on the Nissan NV200, the City Express comes i LS and LT trims. Pricing will be announced later.

Chevrolet also offers Express full-size cargo vans in half-ton, three-quarter-ton and 1-ton chassis, in regular and extended lengths, and with gas – including CNG-capable – and diesel engines. Cut-away and passenger models are also available.


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NiharMazumdar NiharMazumdar
Feb 7th, 2014 8:58pm
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NiharMazumdar NiharMazumdar
Based on the Nissan van is fine. But there should be a little variation between the two vehicles. I was expecting more of a design based off the Trailblazer.
Feb 7th, 2014 8:57pm
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GlaireProgfan GlaireProgfan
That is an under powered 2.0L engine.
Feb 7th, 2014 7:52pm
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188Nm! Are they serious? Designed for hauling with this engine?
Feb 6th, 2014 10:00pm
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freeway freeway
"The interior is pretty bland but it has a three-spoke steering wheel, and a fold-down passenger seat."... Wow... it has a three-spoke wheel, that makes it a lot more interesting... and a fold-down passenger seat... double-wow :D... and BTW, I still don't understand why, even for vans or cargo hauling vehicles, they don't use diesel engines... especially the latest generations... when they provide a lot more torque (which it's exactly what a hauler really needs), less consumption, more reliability, etc, etc, etc...
Feb 6th, 2014 9:23pm
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