2015 Chevrolet City Express Van Review


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The 2015 Chevrolet City Express made a debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. It is based on a 2012 Nissan e-NV200 Concept and it is perfect vehicle for transporting goods.

Design of 2015 Chevrolet City Express

As you can see in the picture below, the two models look almost identical, especially when viewed from the side, but the 2015 Chevrolet City Express has a familiar front end, specific for Chevy vehicles.

Chevy vs Nissan

Chevy vs Nissan

What adorns the front of the van are the multi-reflector halogen headlights and silver/chrome grille. The van is quite high and long, in order to increase capacity of the interior space. On both sides there are two sliding doors, and on the back there is a 40/60 split door and rounded taillights with stop lights.

It rides on small 15-inch wheels all-season tires. Someone might say that these wheels limit the van’s handling potential, but a turning diameter of 36.7 feet will allow you to easily maneuver through heavy traffic and narrow streets.

It will be available in two trim levels: the base LS and slightly improved LT. Of course, for some more money you can add available packages to customize your van and suit your needs.

2015 Chevrolet City Express

Interior Styling

Remember, this is a van designed for transport of goods. To increase cargo space, there are only two seats for the driver and one passenger.

Whether you transport materials, fruits and vegetables, packages, flowers, or any other goods, 122.7 cubic feet (~3475 liters) of a cargo volume will be enough for all your stuff.

The cargo area can also be customized with additional accessories, such as shelves, drawers, door kits, dividers, hook bars and trade packages, depending on you needs.

On the front, the interior of the 2015 Chevrolet City Express looks like a small office. There are plenty of compartments for your files and documents, pencil trays, cup holders, glove box, front door map pockets, etc.

The driver’s seat can be adjusted in 6 ways and has an armrest, while the passenger’s seat is 4-way adjustable and it can be folded forward for additional space. The seats are covered with cloth.

Above the A/C controls, there is a 5.8-inch touchscreen display that shows various information and let you control the radio. It is also compatible with Android devices and iPhone.

Standard equipment on the both LS and LT trims include AM/FM/CD stereo with two speakers, automatic climate control, anti lock brakes, power windows, and 6 air bags for passenger’s safety. The LT trim also comes with remote keyless entry as standard, and it has GPS navigation, satellite radio, BlueTooth and USB connectivity, rear camera.

interior

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express van will be powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 DOHC engine that will provide 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. The engine will be mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

It should be borne in mind that this is not a racing vehicle, however, its performance are impressive. This van can reach a speed of 100 km/h (~62 mph) in just 9.8 seconds. Top speed is about 174 km/h (108 mph).

As for the fuel consumption, this Chevy van is EPA rated at 24 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined.

rear view

Chevy City Express Release Date and Price

The exact price of the 2015 Chevrolet City Express has not been yet announced, but we can expect a price of over 20 thousand dollars. It will be available in fall of 2014.

Photo Gallery

Below you can see more photos of the new Chevy City Express van, as well as two images of the 2012 Nissan e-NV200 Concept, for comparison purposes.

You can also watch this exterior and interior walkaround recorded during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

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