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Chevy City Express

Chevy debuted the City Express at Chicago today, a real Transit Connect competitor from Chevy. However its effectiveness is doubtful considering the NV200 its based on has never taken a sizable dent out of Transit Connect.

Power comes from a 2.0 4 cylinder making 131 hp and 139 lb-fts, CVT box.

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n the back of the van, 122.7 cubic feet of cargo space is accessible along with twenty integrated cargo-mounting points throughout the interior and six floor-mounted D-rings help to secure any cargo. Chevy boasts that a full size 40” x 48” pallet can fit in the back.
payload capacity of 1,500 lbs.

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how does it compare to the transit? looks small.. and underpowered.. and there is a cvt..
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how does it compare to the transit? looks small.. and underpowered.. and there is a cvt..
it compares to the transit connect. the TC outsold the NV by something like 30,000 units last year. the NV didnt even crack 10000 units moved if I'm remembering correct...
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Its a good looking van although that is the least of my concerns when it comes to this type of vehicle. I think it mostly comes down to comfort and ease of use. You've gotta take it for a test drive to really know.
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I would like to see something from GM about a future large van &, or, revisions to the existing Express/Savanna. They have a good van, how about installing the new powertrains from the Silverado 1500?
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I think the City Express is a stop gap until they can dev their own small van. As for Full size there was a rumor they were going to share the Peugeot Boxer (which is a FIAT Ducato, which is a RAM promaster) but I'm not sure if that is still going down with GM selling off their stake in Peugeot...

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Why would Chevy come out with a full size van that is exactly the same as the Promaster van which they also own? Would there be anything different about it when compared to the Promaster? Will it just be the looks?
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Why would Chevy come out with a full size van that is exactly the same as the Promaster van which they also own? Would there be anything different about it when compared to the Promaster? Will it just be the looks?
I never knew Chevy and Ram are one company or under the same company?

I thought Fiat owned all of Chrysler which Ram falls under.

And then GM which Chevy is under.
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Why would Chevy come out with a full size van that is exactly the same as the Promaster van which they also own? Would there be anything different about it when compared to the Promaster? Will it just be the looks?
Fiat own Promaster, expect GM to either import or build a version of the Vauxhall Movano/Renault Master if sales of Transits and Promasters kick off.
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I think the City Express is a stop gap until they can dev their own small van.
GM is launching it's new Vivaro in Europe this summer, which supposedly has far less in common with the Renault Trafic as the old model did.

So might the Vivaro become a larger Chevy?
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