Chevrolet has announced that its 2015 City Express cargo van will start at $22,950 (*including $995 destination charge). Compared to the $21,150 price (after destination) of the base Nissan NV200 that lives beneath the Bowtie badges and Chevy graphics, and the base City Express LS will command an $1,800 premium over the donor vehicle. Opt for the City Express LT that costs $24,510, and its premium compared to the NV 200 SV is $2,370.

At this point, all appearances point to cargo vans that are carbon copies of one another save for their decoration. The Chevy gets the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 131 horsepower and 139 pound-feet of torque, the same continuously variable transmission, and the same 122.7 cubic feet of cargo room and maximum payload capacity of 1,500 pounds. Chevrolet's retail site does advertise a powertrain warranty of five years and 100,000 miles compared to Nissan's five years and 60,000 miles, and the City Express comes with Chevy's Complete Care scheduled maintenance program for two years or 24,000 miles, something Nissan doesn't appear to offer as inclusive.

Chevy hasn't released a configurator site for the City Express yet, so we can't compare standard options to see if that explains the price disparity, but we've reached out to the companies for comment and we'll update the post if and when we get some added context.

The City Express will start arriving in the fourth quarter this year, and you can find out more about it in the press release below.

Update: Chevrolet wrote to remind us that pricing for the 2015 Nissan NV 200 hasn't been revealed. In addition to the longer powertrain warranty and Complete Care maintenance package, Chevrolet confirmed the City Express "does offer more features, including six standard cargo tie downs, optional left and right side door glass and a second rear dome light in the cargo area and a different transmission that the current Nissan NV200." Also, the Bowtie version "will offer more build combinations - this is an important factor for many of our customers."
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Chevrolet Announces 2015 City Express Pricing

DETROIT, 2014-04-28 – 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.

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      PTC DAWG
      • 7 Months Ago
      It is a delivery van.....some of the comments are laughable.
      David Sutton
      • 4 Months Ago

      Just as a warning. The Nissan / Chevy vans use a Euro metric tire that lasts about 15K. At that point you have to go back to THE DEALER to order tires which run about $200.00 a tire because no one else in the US sells them. Had I know this I never would have purchased my Nissan. A huge scam / ripoff from the manufacturer to force you to buy sub-standard tires at inflated prices from the dealership. Call me unhappy.

      • 3 Months Ago

      So do you have any idea when we will be able to order one?

      It's September already!

      How do I find out

      The dealer have no idea and barely even know about the van

      • 3 Months Ago

      Re the tires

      It could be worse in the UK the tire and wheels are 14"

      175/70R  load range C

      • 7 Months Ago
      I know these vehicles are small and aren't meant to be fast, but I'm always surprised at the relative lack of power. The average compact economy cars come with stronger standard engines. I wonder what it's like driving one of these while it's loaded up with cargo
      Sergio Alvarado
      • 7 Months Ago
      So, you're paying a premium versus the NV 200 to get free scheduled maintenance for 24,000 miles? Oh and a longer warranty. Oh and having a Bowtie badge. Wait what was the point of this vehicle again?
      • 7 Months Ago
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      • 7 Months Ago
      Best looking Nissan in a while. ;-)
      • 7 Months Ago
      Transit Connect > NV200
      • 7 Months Ago
      You you guys thought the Ram Promaster was ugly...
      • 7 Months Ago
      In this I can get a folding passenger seat - why not in a Forester? Pay attention, Subaru!
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