UPDATED: 7/16/18 5:14 pm ET
DETROIT — General Motors has dropped a Chevrolet City Express, a tiny work outpost that a automaker has marketed underneath a partnership with Nissan Motor Co. given 2014.
Dealers, according to a GM spokesman, were told of skeleton to dump a tiny outpost final summer. Final orders were taken in Sep 2017 and prolongation of a final 2018 Chevy City Express vans — a derivative of a Nissan NV200 — finished during Nissan’s public plant in Cuernavac, Mexico, in February.
The GM-Nissan agreement was a quick, cost-effective approach for Chevrolet to enter a small-van segment, that Ford Motor Co. has dominated given radically formulating a domestic marketplace with a Transit Connect in 2009.
When unveiling a City Express in Feb 2014, Ed Peper, U.S. clamp boss of GM swift and blurb sales, pronounced a association saw “tons of opportunity” in a tiny blurb outpost market.
But Chevrolet gained small traction in a rising segment. Less than 30,000 City Express units have been sole in a U.S. given it went on sale in Nov 2014. That’s reduction than one year of Ford Transit Connect sales, that have averaged some-more than 42,500 annually given 2013.
City Express sales appearance during 10,283 in 2015 — a initial full year on a market. That same year, Ford sole some-more than 52,200 Transit Connects and Nissan sole some-more than 17,300 NV200s. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sole some-more than 11,000 Ram ProMaster City vans that year — a initial year of sales.
A GM orator declined to criticism on reasons for a pierce or if a car is approaching to be replaced.