General Motors and Nissan have signed an agreement where Nissan will build a small cargo vehicle that GM will sell in the U.S and Canada. GM plans to procure the vehicle from Nissan and distribute it through the company’s Chevrolet network of dealers. The vehicle will be based on the Nissan NV200 and will go on sale in the fall of 2014. The automakers said the vehicle will be called the Chevrolet City Express.
"Our fleet customers have asked us for an entry in the commercial small van segment, so this addition to the Chevrolet portfolio will strengthen our position with fleets and our commercial customers," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial Sales.
"Working with partners to expand markets for our innovative products enhances Nissan’s growth and manufacturing efficiency by leveraging our capacity to meet growing demand in this space," said Joe Castelli, Nissan vice president, commercial vehicles and fleet added.
Nissan added it currently sells a version of the vehicle as the NV200 in a number of markets around the world, including the U.S. and Canada.