GM discontinues sales of Mexico-made Chevrolet City van
General Motors announced it has discontinued the Chevrolet City Express, a small delivery van sourced by Nissan Motor Co. since 2014. According to a GM spokesman, U.S. dealers were told of plans to drop the small van last summer.
Final orders were taken in September 2017 and production of the last 2018 Chevy City Express vans —a rebadged version of the Nissan NV200—ended at CIVAC, Nissan’s assembly plant in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Central Mexico, last February.
Less than 30,000 City Express units have been sold in the U.S. since it went on sale in November 2014. In contrast, the Ford Transit Connect averages annual sales of more than 42,500 units since 2013.
City Express sales peaked at 10,283 in 2015, that same year Ford sold more than 52,200 Transit Connects and Nissan sold more than 17,300 NV200s. Meanwhile, FCA sold more than 11,000 RAM ProMaster City vans that year.
Nissan said it has no plans to discontinue its sister van the NV200, which according to the Japanese automaker owns a 25% share in the U.S. market for compact vans.