Photo courtesy of GM.

Photo courtesy of GM.

The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact cargo van has been rated to achieve 24 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined under U.S. EPA fuel economy ratings.

The compact van, which will be available early in the fourth quarter, delivers a slight improvement over the 2014 Nissan NV200 on which it is based. The City Express offers 1 mpg better highway and combined fuel economy.

General Motors is offering the City Express in the LS and LT trim levels. The base LS starts at $22,950. The compact van is powered by a 2.0L inline-4 paired with a continuously variable transmission. The vehicle offers 122.7 cubic feet of cargo volume and a payload capacity of 1,500 pounds.

"The 2015 Chevrolet City Express is designed for our customers who are looking for a small, easy-to-maneuver, fuel-efficient, cargo-carrying vehicle," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM Fleet & Commercial. "The fuel economy of the City Express will help stretch their dollar at the pump and give them the flexibility to invest the savings back into their business."

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet