2022 Chevy Express, 2022 GMC Savana Production Pushed Back A Month37
Production of the 2022 Chevy Express and 2022 GMC Savana has been pushed back by a month, GM Authority has learned. The previous plan was to start 2022 model year production on October 20th, but Start of Regular Production (SORP) is now scheduled for November 22nd.
The two GM vans are produced at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri in their Cargo, Passenger, and Cutaway versions. The Cutaway is also produced under contract by Navistar at its Springfield plant in Ohio. The aforementioned dates apply only to the Wentzville plant.
It’s worth noting that the Wentzville facility was shut down in February due to a winter storm. Then production was temporarily idled on March 29th to resume on April 12th. Then production was idled once again in late May as part of a scheduled downtime period for non-production activities, followed by zero production in June.
The facility recently moved from three to two shifts as a result of the microchip shortage, though production of the Express and Savana was not impacted by the change.
The 2022 Chevy Express and 2022 GMC Savana get a handful of minor changes, including the removal of the power window delete option, transmission oil cooler, and CD player option. Bigger changes took place for the 2021 model year, including the addition of the GM’s new 6.6-liter L8T V8 engine.
As a result of the minor changes for 2022, both models will continue to ride on the GM GMT 610 platform. Pricing for the 2022 models has not yet been announced, though we’re not expecting any major deviations from the current pricing structure.
Tracing their roots back to the early 1990s, the Express and Savana are currently the oldest vehicles in the GM product portfolio. Despite their age, sales of the twin vans have been very healthy. In the United States, Chevrolet Express deliveries grew 32 percent to 29,429 units during the first six months of 2021. GMC Savana sales increased 58 percent to 11,291 units during the same timeframe. Both models have increased market share during that time.
Sales Numbers - Full-Size Vans - H1 2021 - United States
|MODEL||YTD 21 / YTD 20||YTD 21||YTD 20||YTD 21 SHARE||YTD 20 SHARE|
Looking ahead, the current Express and Savana will continue to be sold at least through the 2023 calendar year, and production could even be extended thru 2025. As long as the duo continues to be sold, we expect it to continue receiving minor changes, updates, and improvements. From there, several all-new, and all-electric models are on the way to replace the duo. These consist of the BrightDrop EV600 and a currently-unnamed Chevy commercial van.
We’ll have more details to provide on the 2022 Chevy Express and GMC Savana as their arrival approaches in the coming weeks and months. For now, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Express news, Chevy news, GMC Savana news, GMC news and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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At what date will dealerships start taking orders for 2022 vans?
I bought a new 2020 Express van 2500 series passenger van in March 2020, Love the Gm vans of the past but will not buy another because of the AFM. I live in the hills of Vermont and my 2020 van is constantly skipping and running rough. The dealer said they can not do anything but I could buy a bypass plug in module that would bypass the AFM ( not available for this truck!). I was looking forward to the 6.0 motor. This van is my 4th Express van since 1998. (2 of which were AWD and the best I have ever owned!) Not sure what my next purchase will be but moving on from GM.
To keep it from going into AFM place gear shift in M or L which ever applies and tap the + to the highest gear.
still skips, not sure what else to try
I think I would try a different dealer,make sure you go on a test ride with the tech.
Demand the dealer flush the transmission fluid with full synthetic, probably 2-3 times. The miss/skip is your torque converter not the engine. Dealers are aware of the problem. Common with V6/8speed combo, less common with 6.0/6 speed combo. Speaking from experience.
So can I still place a order for a new Chevy Express window van or g m c
tried that shift to M, don’t work, still changes from 8cyl. to 4 cyl. on my 2016 GMC 1500 4×4 5.3ltr. 8 speed auto. all terrain
We need a higher roof equipment is getting bigger going to jump to Ford or Dodge pretty soon…
This is the most proven and reliable platform and engine ever made. Going back decades. It’s a shame it’s going to go away. One thing I wish they didn’t eliminate was the transmission oil cooler. I’m planning on buying a GMC van and I guess I’m going to have to put in an aftermarket one.
No trans cooler! with how hot they run today you better put your own on,you already better have the fluid flushed regularly if you want it to last
I wonder if bara the electric vehicle lover, had a hand and removing the oil cooler for the transmission, she’s a bean counter not a car person, just another idiotic move, I had two Chevy Astro Vans both with over 200,000 miles on them with the original transmissions I had oil coolers on them and I did maintain the fluid regularly but the cooler helps with towing and whatnot.
I am a GM retiree. I ordered a ’21 Express 2500 cargo van in March & still have NO production date! This is a “sold order”, I was told by the dealer that it was supposed to get priority. I am very disappointed that I still have no van, 5 months after placing my order.
I bought a ’14 Express cargo van new & loved it, absolutely problem-free, but unfortunately it was totalled.
I assume at this point I’ll end up with a ’22, but production of them won’t start until late Nov.
I am not a happy camper!
Also, removing the trans oil cooler is a stupid idea!
Iam a 43 year employ of Wentzville plant , your order my be held up the computer chip problem . Van production was stop for a 4 weeks. Started back on 8-30-2021.
Luckily the aftermarket has has a good selection of trans coolers.
I recommend etrailers.com they have a large selection and adapters for the quick connectors and great prices also.
Does GM offer a van with a Duramax/Allison driveline package? I love my 3500HD, but road trips from San Diego to Tahoe mandate more seats for bigger kids, bulldogs and grandmas.
Wonder how many units a shift they can run? Ordered April 14th and still waiting. Need to retire my 2001, but worth the wait. Still the best out there for our purposes.
My 2006 GMC 6.6 Liter diesel Van just turned over to 821,000 Kms Yesterday, Its been a great Van , What and Why did they drop the 6.6 in these Vans,…. I would Buy another one in a Heart beat,…..Darrell
Design and features are really outdated.
Really outdated? I like proven bullet proof over outdated and more headroom. The high roof vans have their drawbacks. Buy what you like, I’ll do the same. Getting rid of the cooler is a bonehead move and so is taking the diesel Allison combo. I swear, these people deserve what they get. On an opposite note, Ford got rid of their cars. Equally as stupid. We bought a Fiesta and aside of people thinking I’m piss poor and or stupid I love the thing. It goes anywhere I want it to, even has heated seats and the best AC that I have ever owned in anything. Point of information. I can afford most any car that I want.
Just heard from my dealer. Told me they would not be able to deliver the 2021 I purchased in April. Would it be OK to switch to a 2022? Well, since I did not order the oil cooler option or the radio with CD they can build exactly what I ordered but it will be 2022, not 2021. Is that OK? Did not take me long to reply “Absolutely”. And he assured me I was in the queue. However, he had no idea in what order they will be producing them. The may just bring the line back up building just commercial vans, in white, small v8. Kind of like Henry Ford with his Model T, they will all be black because that makes for manufacturing efficiency. Well mine is a passenger van, XL, in silver, with a sliding door. It may be a while but I am encouraged that it may still happen. One of the nicest things about mature models is parts availability. And with the supply chain problems I sure would hate to be waiting on a part for over there. There may still be hope.
As I posted back in August, I ordered an Express 2500 back in March & STILL haven’t gotten it. Last time I talked to my dealer, he said that because it is a “sold order” it should have priority. Also I am a GM retiree, which apparently doesn’t count for as much as it used to. Guess I need to call him & see if I need to re-order it as a ’22 or if my current order, which was accepted & is in the system, will just carry over… Sure would like to hear that it’s being built!!! I just want my new van, even if it takes 6 more months!!!
Have had an Express on order since March of 2020, still no ETA
I have bought 3 Promasters and a Transit since then. With another 2 Promasters and 2 Transits on order. Our fleet has historically been primarily Expresses, but with GM unable to deliver, I don’t see that continuing much longer
Anyone know if production for the 2022’s started up yet?
It looks to me like the plant is running 3 shifts – 24 hours per day. But, I have no idea what they’re producing. My van was not in the most recent allotment for my dealer. So, wait another 2 weeks and see what happens then I guess. It makes sense if the schedule is slanted to the greatest margin vehicles per chip. And given that, it would seem to give vans some priority. Maybe not the margin of a pickup truck but significantly fewer chips. Just spit ballin’ here; and wishing.
Interesting, good to hear they are up and running. I’m sure they would produce the Colorado’s over the vans however. I’m waiting for my express as well, high on the options list especially for a full cargo. Dealer flipped my order from a 21 to a 22 a while back. Fingers crossed! Would be great to hear from someone on the inside.
When I’m paying close to $60000 for my van why can’t I get navigation like I have on my 2017 express. Why can’t we dress up the headlights with some leds. Yes it’s a work truck but so are pickup trucks. I spend so much time in my van and I do like it to look good as well as work well
I have a 2018, 62,000 miles 3500 Express Passenger Van with 6.0. Great Texas van with no rust, but for $35,500 I will sell and drive my suburban.
608-864-0292. Midwest to Texas plan
January 17th – my dealer has no idea when my 3500 extended van can be delivered.
Any news out there from the factory?
Still no news for my high option cargo. Ordered in June still hasn’t been picked up. Dealer doesn’t know, gm doesn’t know (or won’t answer). I called the plant directly and talked to someone from security on December 4th and said the van assembly line was running. According to gm authority it was shut down dec 6 for retooling on the colorado line (for a month). No news of it being up and running, nothing anywhere. Would love to get some updates from a worker on the line just to see if they are being built or not.