Despite its age, the Chevrolet Express continues to perform very well in the marketplace. For the 2020 model year, the full-size line of vans—available in Cargo, Passenger and Cutaway variants—is getting several updates and changes. So without further ado, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Chevrolet Express.
The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo deletes the optional Cargo Package (RPO Code A8X), which included the 6.0L V8 Vortec L96 engine, spray-in cargo liner and 12 months of GM Commercial Link. The package was previously optional on the 2500 models. In addition, the upfitter electrical provisions (5BV) are also deleted.
New features include an eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2.8L inline-four LWN turbo-diesel Duramax engine, in the form of a diesel-specific torque converter and centrifugal pendulum-type absorber.
Rounding out the changes is the addition of the front license plate kit as standard equipment, as well as the removal of the heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding outside mirrors (DE5) from the Enhanced Convenience Package.
To note, the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo is offered in the following four models, which carry over from the prior model year:
|G2500 Regular Wheelbase RWD||CG23405|
|G2500 Extended Wheelbase RWD||CG23705|
|G3500 Regular Wheelbase RWD||CG33405|
|G3500 Extended Wheelbase RWD||CG33705|
The changes to the 2020 Chevrolet Express passenger are similar, including the deletion of electric provisions and the addition of the improved eight-speed automatic transmission for the 2.8L turbo-diesel inline-four Duramax engine, in the form of a diesel-specific torque converter and centrifugal pendulum-type absorber.
What’s more, the heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding outside mirrors (DE5) are deleted from the Enhanced Convenience Package. That package, only available on the 1LS model, now includes:
- Remote keyless entry
- Remote vehicle starter system
- Vortec 6.0L L96 V8 SFI engine
- 12 months of GM Commercial Link
- Heavy-duty trailering equipment
- Driver Convenience Package
Finally, the front license plate kit is now standard equipment.
The 2020 Chevrolet Express Passenger van is offered in the following three models, which carry over from the prior model year:
|G2500 Regular Wheelbase RWD||CG23406|
|G3500 Regular Wheelbase RWD||CG33406|
|G3500 Extended Wheelbase RWD||CG33706|
Finally, the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cutaway adds the front license plate kit as standard. In addition, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the driver and right-front passenger, as well as roof-rail mounted head-curtain side-impact airbags are now available on vehicles with a GVWR of over 10,000 pounds.
The 2020 Express cutaway is offered in the following five models, all of which carry over from 2019:
|4500 Series 159" Wheelbase||CG33803|
|4500 Series 177" Wheelbase||CG33903|
And that is all that’s new and different for the 2020 Chevrolet Express lineup. The Chevy Express vans date back to 1996. In 2003, the model received a refresh of sorts, that some consider as a second-generation, even though the underlying architecture remained the same. Hence, the 2020 Express represents the 25th model year of the vehicle. A replacement is rumored to be in the works via a future electric van, but nothing official has been announced at this point.