Chevrolet To Get Re-Badged Nissan NV Vans

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
chevrolet to get re badged nissan nv vans

Starting in late 2014, you’ll be able to buy a Nissan NV with a Chevrolet badge.

The Mexican-built NV will compete against the Ford Transit Connect, as consumers migrate from full-size, V8 vans to more fuel efficient, compact models. Technical specs were not announced, but the vehicle will be dubbed the Chevrolet City Express.

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  • Doctor olds Doctor olds on May 15, 2013

    The article doesn't say anything about cancelling another product. The move predicts customers will migrate to more fuel efficient vans. This is an easy way for GM to get into this rather small segment quickly. I wouldn't draw any big conclusions about NA Vehicles or the Detroit 3 viability. They are all doing pretty well right now.

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    • Doctor olds Doctor olds on May 17, 2013

      @RobertRyan Mr Ryan- Look at the specifications for the NV200, not the larger Nissan Van. That is the model Chevrolet will market. The Combo is LARGER than the NV200. I had to go to Nissan UK to get NV200 specs, as they are not listed at either the Chevrolet or Nissan sites here. I appreciate your confidence in you ideas, but the data I see says you are wrong. Please direct me to specifications if I am in error! I was sharing an auto business real world trade-off generality with the comment about trunk openings. I know you like to argue, but what I shared is an example of a real issue that makers face in the quest for global models. US safety standards being the best in the world is a fact, not a comment on US society. I will agree that you live in a nanny state! We like our liberties here, including the liberty to hurt ourselves!

  • RobertRyan RobertRyan on May 17, 2013

    @doctor olds "The Combo is LARGER than the NV200" Well why not use the Combo? The NV200 is the same as the Global Nissan NV200?? To be quite honest I would use neither. These are North American only. "We like our liberties here, including the liberty to hurt ourselves!" Thanks for agreeing with me on the inadequacies of the US regulations.

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    • Geeber Geeber on May 17, 2013

      @RobertRyan Except, of course, as was shown during the previous discussion on this very site, the fatality rate in the United States is lower than that of several other countries with those supposedly tougher regulations.

  • Doctor olds Doctor olds on May 17, 2013

    You are conflating vehicle technical specifications with societal behaviors. Vehicles compliant with Euro standards require modifications to comply, notably diesel emissions. Poor rear crashworthiness helped seal the Manaro based GTO's fate by requiring most of the trunk be taken for fuel tank relocation. It complied with Euro standards of the time. Decades of experience in compliance founds what I write. I have been the suit across the table from bureacrats, thank goodness only a few times. WRT societal behaviors, bear some facts in mind. We have at least 3 states with bigger economies, about as many or more people than Australia, and another 47, several of which are not far behind in magnitude. We are a patchquilt of variation and sum to an economy that is far and away the largest on Earth. Driving through America is like touching the little toe of an Elephant and then proclaiming you know what the animal is. I don't mean to invalidate your opinions so much as reject them as worthy stereotypes for our entire society. I love the connection between Aus and US and remember the thrill of hearing a bar band strike up Sweet Home Alabama in Richmond, outside of Sydney. I also remember realizing they don't put much alcohol in your beer! Wish I could see the V8 Supercar race in Texas!

  • RobertRyan RobertRyan on May 17, 2013

    @doctor olds "You are conflating vehicle technical specifications with societal behaviors" The technical specifications are separate from the haphazard attitudes. US vehicles have to be modified to meet our regulations. "I also remember realizing they don’t put much alcohol in your beer" Depends on the beer!! XXX Lite and you could drink that all day and feel good. Doctor Olds you have your ideas on US attitudes to safety I have mine observing and talking too people in the US on that and other matters.