Wednesday, November 11, 2015


No chance Chevrolet and Chrysler were going to let Ford have the compact van market all to itself with the Transit Connect. In the case of Chevrolet, the response to Ford’s successful little van-let is the 2015 Chevrolet City Express. Like its Dearborn competitor, the City Express is nicely sized for urban-based service businesses or any other light-duty oriented activities really.

With its customizable interior, the Chevrolet is perfect for hauling medium-sized loads and a worker, while remaining nice and agile for dealing with the vagaries encountered while negotiating crowded city streets. The City Express also returns good fuel economy when operated in stop and go traffic.

By the way, if you’re looking at the Chevrolet compact van with something of a “Hey, haven’t I seen you before?” expression, you have. GM rebadged the Nissan NV200 to get the subject of this 2015 Chevrolet City Express Road .For the 2015 model year, the 2015 Chevrolet City Express is being offered in two levels of trim. 

Standard equipment on the City Express LS includes 15-inch steel wheels, power front windows, a height adjustable driver’s seat, a fold flat passenger seat, air conditioning, a stereo audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input port, 40/60 split rear cargo doors, a pair of sliding side doors, seats upholstered in cloth and vinyl, and a tilt steering wheel. Cruise control is offered as an option.

Moving up to the City Express LT will add power door locks, heated power adjustable exterior rearview mirrors, a rear parking sensor array, keyless entry, and a 12V power outlet in the cargo compartment.

Glass and Appearance packages are available to enhance both the LS and LT. The Glass package fits privacy glass, a passenger side rearview mirror, and a rear defroster. The Appearance package adds wheel covers, and a chrome grille, along with body colored bumpers, mirror housings, and door handles. The LT’s Technology package makes navigation, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and a rearview camera available.Riding upon a wheelbase of 115 inches, with an overall length of 186.3 inches, parking the City Express takes up about the same amount of space as an Audi A4. Unlike the Audi, however, the design of the City Express is all about maximizing cargo capacity.

With its compact front-drive powertrain consuming very little of the overall volume of the City Express, its cavernous interior can be given over to the passenger and cargo compartments. Of course, City Express is a work van; so minimal interior space is given over to the driver and passenger—leaving the vast majority of the Chevrolet available to haul gear.

The dual rear sliding doors facilitate loading as well as ingress and egress on either side of the City Express, while the dual rear doors have two braking points. One is at 90 degrees and the other is at 180 degrees to provide maximum access to the rear compartment.Utility is what the Chevrolet City Express is all about. Tie-down points abound, as do pre-determined mounting points for racks and shelves.

As we mentioned before, the passenger seat is configured to fold flat to provide a worktable for the driver to review and annotate work orders, or even just eat lunch. The tray molded into the seatback is also ideal for accommodating laptop computers. In addition to providing a nice flat area for the driver to use for whatever need may arise, the fold-flat passenger seat can also be used to accommodate longer items such as piping and lumber—fully enclosed within the vehicle.

 While we're talking about the traveler seat, you'll discover a stockpiling plate underneath it for records, little devices you'd like to keep close within reach, or anything you'd like to keep outside of anyone's ability to see throughout a working day. 

The load compartment measures 82.8 inches long by 54.8 inches in width, and 53 inches in tallness. As far as general conveying limit, the 2015 Chevrolet City Express offers 122.7 cubic feet of freight limit, and is fit for a most extreme payload of 1,500 pounds. Making it all the more helpful is a low lift over stature of 21.1 inches for stacking materials into the back compartment.The traveler region makes entering and leaving simple for the driver and the traveler as well. Regardless of having its essential center put upon the settlement of rigging, the general population part is pleasantly dealt with as well. 

The driver's seat is flexible six routes, with lumbar and armrest backing gave. The middle console consolidates tablet/hanging document envelope stockpiling, a pen/pencil plate, a Cd holder, and double cupholders.  Recessed storage areas are provided on the upper instrument panel for folders and documents.

Instrumentation is both simple and informative, plus the standard audio system and the climate control system has large knobs, making them easier to operate while wearing gloves.

In other words, as work vehicles go, the City Express is as well thought out as the best of them.Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes at all four wheels. The front wheels get disc brakes, while the rear wheels use drums. The braking system also employs electronic brake force distribution. Traction control, stability control, six airbags (including side curtain and front-seat side impact), and tire pressure monitoring are also included as standard features.

Optional safety features include a rear parking sensor array and a rearview camera.

Likewise on the genuine feelings of serenity record are a three-year/36,000 mile heavily congested guarantee, five-year/60,000 mile powertrain guarantee, and free booked upkeep for a long time or 24,000 miles. It ought to be noticed some armada clients get a five-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.Kept well inside of the limits of its abilities, the City Express is an honorable little workmate. Around town it handles effortlessly, rides easily and stops anyplace a reduced vehicle would fit. With the sliding side entryways, you can even get things all through the Chevrolet effortlessly on the off chance that you need to stop it between two different vehicles. 

With MacPherson struts in advance to enhance dexterity, the building group ran with leaf springs in the back to offer the humble van some assistance with hauling gear without hanging. This influences ride and taking care of just negligibly, while giving required potential fortification. The City Express is sufficiently lithe to manage the snag course that is the labyrinth of development, twofold stopped autos, and different impediments one experiences in urban communities. 

As you may envision, however, the general execution of the Chevrolet City Express is to a great extent subordinate upon the administration into which it is squeezed. With 131 pull and 139 ft-lbs of torque, on the off chance that you go for the most extreme payload, you'll consistently see lessened execution and mileage. Then again, the more rigging you have stacked into the little van, the calmer it will be—as that huge inside we bragged about beforehand encourages sound to reverberate.While a moderately new classification, there is still a considerable amount of rivalry around there. As we said at the start, both Slam and Passage have offerings in this fragment. Also, as it were, the City Express contends with itself in the pretense of the Nissan NV20

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