CHICAGO Nissan North
America Inc. has signed an agreement to produce a small cargo
vehicle for General Motors Co., which will sell the vehicle in
the United States and Canada.
Detroit-based GM will distribute
the Chevrolet City Express, based on the Nissan NV200, through
its Chevrolet dealer network. GM expects the vehicle to be
available in fall 2014.
"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," Ed Peper,
U.S. vice president of GM fleet and commercial sales, said in a
"Working with partners to expand
markets for our products enhances Nissans growth and
manufacturing efficiency," said Joe Castelli, Nissan vice
president for commercial vehicles and fleet.
Franklin, Tenn.-based Nissan already sells a version of the
NV200 in the United States and Canada.