Nissan Motor Co. has agreed to produce a rebadged version of its NV200 small cargo van for General Motors Co. at a Nissan factory in Cuernavaca, Mexico.
GM plans to begin selling the model as the Chevrolet City Express in Canada and the U.S. in autumn 2014. The supply deal is the first such arrangement between the two companies in North America.
GM is expected to announce pricing for the City Express later this year. The model will compete with the Ford Transit Connect small commercial van and Chrysler’s upcoming Ram ProMaster, which is based on affiliate Fiat’s Ducato van. The ProMaster is due in the U.S. this autumn.
Nissan launched the NV200 in Europe and Japan in 2008 and in North America last month. The van will become the vehicle of the New York City’s taxi fleet later this year.