Chevrolet has announced that its newest commercial cargo van, the City Express, will offer a combined fuel economy rating of 25 mpg; that ties the City Express with category leaders the Ford Transit Connect and the Nissan NV200.
The City Express is Chevy's first venture into the small cargo van arena; it's made possible through a partnership with Nissan since the City Express is based off the same platform and uses the same mechanicals and powertrain as the 2-year old Nissan NV200.
The new 2015 City Express will offer an EPA rating of 24 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, identical to the 2015 ratings for the NV200. The City Express will have a starting price around $24,000 (including destination) and includes two years or 24,000 miles of free (regular) maintenance, allowing Chevy to compete in a growing segment that includes the Transit Connect, the NV200 and the upcoming Ram ProMaster City cargo van (EPA fuel economy numbers have yet to be released for the Ram but with a nine-speed transmission and MultiAir technology, ratings should be as good as or better than what the segment offers).
The 2015 Chevy Express will use a 2.0-liter 16-valve inline-four-cylinder engine in combination with Nissan's next-gen Xtronic continuously variable transmission. To read the full press release, click here.