General Motors and Nissan have officially announced today that the companies have signed an agreement that will involve Nissan providing its small cargo vehicles to General Motors, which GM will sell as a Chevrolet in the United States and Canadian markets. It will be called the Chevrolet City Express, and will be based on the Nissan NV200.
The City Express will begin sale in the fall of 2014 as a 2015 model, and will take on the Ford Transit Connect in the small utility van segment. Pricing for the City Express will be announced at a later date.
In October of 2012, GM filed a trademark application for “Citi Express,” which was an early indicator of the cargo van’s arrival. Obviously the name’s changed since the original filing.