Here’s When 2023 Chevy Express Production Will Start87
The start of regular production (SORP) for the 2023 Chevy Express at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri is scheduled for later this summer.
GM Authority has learned the 2023 Chevy Express will begin rolling off the assembly line at its Wentzville plant on August 15th, 2022. It’s currently not clear when production of the current 2022 model-year Chevy Express will wind down at the facility.
The current 2022 Chevy Express can be had with one of three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine, rated at 276 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 298 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm, the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, rated at 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, and finally, the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
The above-mentioned 4.3L V6 gasoline engine and 2.8L I4 diesel engine both route power through the GM eight-speed automatic transmission, while the 6.6L V8 gasoline engine connects to the GM six-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission. The utility van rides on the GMT 610 platform. While production of the Chevy Savana Cargo, Passenger and Cutaway models takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, the Express Cutaway is also produced by Navistar at a separate facility in Springfield, Ohio.
GM is not expected to introduce any major changes or updates to the Chevy Express for the 2023 model year. The van could be set to receive a small price increase, however, as GM just recently made the 2022 model-year Express $400 more expensive across the board amid mounting parts and logistics costs.
We’ll have more information on the 2023 Chevy Express as its SORP approaches. In the meantime, be sure to subscribe to GM Authority for more Chevy Express news, Chevy news, and consistent, around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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doesn’t look like the diesel is around for 23
Cargo and Passenger vans get 4.3 only for 2023. 6.6 or 4.3 in cutaways.
Where do you see that? I just looked at the 2023 online order reference guide and looks like all 3 engines are still available for the 2023 model year in cargo configuration. Got me all pissed off for nothing.
Can a 4.3 handle Plumbing material and pull a boat?
Where did you hear this info ? I’ve asked my dealership and searched for this info online .The dealership hasn’t heard this and I cannot find anything ANYWHERE about this.
4 cylinders belong in cars.
4 cylinders belong in bikes & some boats.
Going on 25 years in the same skin. It’s not a muscle car, but the styling is timeless. Wonder if this is one of gm’s non-committal vehicles, as Reuss noted about the gen1 Bolt. No hi-qube vans like Bright-drop, for the future? Anywho, tons of used parts in the scrap yard by now.
Could this be a GM ‘cash cow’, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. I imagine a few suptle changes, like Rado headlights or Sierra grille. Nothing to interrupt a line workers charge; think someone could have started and retired, spending their whole time assembling the same unit. The KISS formula works.
The KISS formula does work in this case. This is a work truck. It doesn’t need new bells & whistles. Most who buy this van do so for a single purpose, to adequately carry equipment to get from one job to another. If you want to make it look different, just have it wrapped with your company logo. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as fixes always come with a price.
How about a face-lift at least? 25 years model will be antique with the SAME design as a new!!! That’s crazy!
Still haven’t even gotten the 2021 I ordered. Or the 2022, or the second 2022. Don’t bother ordering any, you won’t get it.
So true. My dealership has people waiting from 2020 orders. Sadly no orders are being produced. Even after two years, which is across the board for all.
We have about 40 2022s to deliver (waiting on up fit) but they were all sold before they were built. Another 15 we are assured are coming, already sold as well.
Last one of these GM vans I owned was a ’74 & ’82. Used to see the ’82 305 on the northeastern highways frequently. The ’74 350, 3 on the tree, blew up. The guy I sold it to couldn’t read gauges, & his friend called to let me how it happened. Have a friend who runs two in his business, one an ’09 with 300k miles and no problems.
Sometimes I wonder GM has a quiet non-compete contract with Ford. GM could kill in this market based on what dealers used to tell me.
Something’s up with dealer. I ordered 2 extendeds 7 months ago and both came in.
Very very lucky where was this at?
Michigan. Moran Chevy. My salesperson is Michelle. Maybe they have a special relationship with GM?
Cargo or passenger? I can find cargo vans but no passenger vans. I have 7 kids and no way to go places with them because GM doesn’t want my money for a passenger van.
Many workers need a van that can carry an extension ladder on top. Utility companies keep purchasing this van because it is a great fit for their operations
Bought my first one in 1996. Saw it the other day still running and earning someone else a living. It is the most perfected work vehicle ever built.
big regrets… I sold my 1996 Express last summer, thought I could easily replace it with a new one…but GM fooled me….still waiting and my dealer won’t even give me a date when he can order one. The styling is still the best of any alternative out there, and a lower price (if you can ever get and order in) Last August Chev was offering a $3000 incentive…stupid me, thinking that meant they actually were building and selling them. >>>>>been a loyal GM buyer for 50 years…. now I wonder…. too bad GM can’t have any loyalty to their customers…. They just keep cancelling every model that makes any sense to me or that I like. (Volt, K Blazer-2 door, Cruze, short wheelbase Express, mid size AWD van, short box short cab Silverado, 1967 Camaro :- )
I have owned 3 GM full size vans …first was 1972 GMC Savana, $3000 …converted it myself … would love to have that one back too! I suppose I could by $4000 more and get a really ugly ford or Ram van, but I still have a little pride left :- )
sorry, that 1972 GMC was called a Vandura ?
I’ve always owned new full size vans since 1972. (one was an Econoline) — they have all been 3 way multipurpose for me. Last two were conversion vans and the first two were cargo vans that I converted for camping.
So, they worked as a passenger van if I needed that, or slide in my bed for camping trips, or take seats and bed out, slide in tool drawers, and it was the perfect vehicle to haul tools and materials to my construction jobs. Since it was my only driver much of the time, it was important for me that it looked nice. Custom wheels dressed them up. The current Express design looks great. Fords and Rams are butt ugly, and will not work for me and my needs.
Follow up: after waiting 12 months hoping my dealer would order an Express for me, I gave up. My 1996 Conversion Van will be my last. After waiting 6 months, finally took delivery of a 2023 Traverse ordered in July. Definitely the last GM vehicle I will buy. If it holds up, might be my last vehicle purchase.
sorry, (how do I edit :- ) ? that should read “I could pay $4000 more”
How about a van that’s a bit smaller, lighter and cheaper?
They can’t change their capacity. I can barely carry all my equipment and supplies in an extended version. As for reducing weight. The metal shell was made thinner a few years ago.
My neighbor had 10 Chevy vans in a plumbing company fleet. He went to Ram Promaster because of interior height and because Chevy could not give him a delivery date. Ram delivered the vans on time. His employees love the Ram van.
Hope that works out to be a better experience than most have had with the Ram. For me I have to have a work van that runs every day, six days a week. My business depends on it. The last experience we had with Dodge it broke down after 36,000 miles.
Me too but GM left him no choice. Those old Chevy vans were costing too much to maintain. New interiors also give much improved productivity.
The V-6 engine has a design flaw in it.
Ram is made in Turkey, apparently.
I tried to sit in one and couldn’t get my legs under the steering wheel,
seat all the way back.
All I want is the gas 6.6 or diesel with a 10 speed transmission and 4×4 and a high top. I’d write the check right now if I could. Guess Ford is going to get my money
If you need it for pulling big loads, you will not like the Ford
That would be the ticket. Too bad, GM never went that route. I think they would have been big sellers.
I love the Express Vans, we currently have 7 of them in our siding and window business and our church has 2 of them. I have 2022 that is supposed to be delivered to me this week, cant wait to try out that 6.6 liter for pulling our work trailers.
Did you get your van delivered?
NO ! Still waiting on order placed April 1,2021. I read on this site he will be producing the 2022 vans in November. Didn’t say that they would be producing to 2021 vans first. Am I assuming they will not be producing the 2021 pens? Also I could not find anywhere where people were saying that only the six-cylinder is available and not the eight. Can someone put me to where this was said? Inch and some clarify if they will be manufacturing the 2021s alongside the 2022s? Or what the status is on the 2021s. Thank you.
NO ! Still waiting on order placed April 1,2021. I read on this site GM will be producing the 2022 vans in November. Didn’t say that they would be producing to 2021 vans first. Am I assuming they will not be producing the 2021 vans my? Also I could not find anywhere where people were saying that only the six-cylinder is available and not the eight. Can someone put me to where this was said? Can anyone clarify if they will be manufacturing the 2021s alongside the 2022s? Or what the status is on the 2021s. Thank you.
It’s a sh!t show that’s for sure. Ordered mine 12/9/2021 still nothing now my dealer says no 6.6 available. I with the European vans were not so ugly.
Just placed an order for the 23 model cargo with 6.6….No luck..GM told my dealer they wont accept the order for a 6.6 in the cargo series . Guess all the 6.6 are allotted to the P-ups… They make that 6.6 in the town nearby..Maybe one of my buddies can smuggle one over the fence
My 2007 express 15 passenger will hit 360,000 miles in another 300 miles it has a lifter noise but still runs and drives great it owes me nothing but still keeps giving when it finally goes it will get replaced with another Chevy express they are great vans built right keep your fords and rams 😛🤷♂️
2024 will probably be the year they drop the 2.8 for the 3.0, the 4.3 for the 2.7, and make 10 speeds across the board. Other vehicles get all the goodies before the vans. Everytime they post something about the vans I tell everyone this but they all seem to forget. The Colorado has to get the 2.7 before this commercial vehicle gets it.
They’ve already dropped 2.8 and I’m willing to bet they don’t do a diesel in 24 either. Since 4.3 is all that’s left (except cutaways) i could see them doing the 2.7 and bringing the 6.6 back.
Just got a call that 6.6 in cargo van is not getting made now.
Ordered in June 2021.
Only available in 6 cylinder.
Residential Plumbing. 6 Express Vans
What to do?
They removed their best engine! Whoa….
I see the 2.8 diesel is removed off of the online ordering guide for 2023. But the 6.6 V8 L8T is still on the list of engines available. Not sure where y’all are getting your information.
Directly from the Commercial Fleet Sales Manager. Today. In response to Derrick
As a GM commercial dealer I’m getting it from GM, they have addressed it multiple times. No V8 in cargo or passenger vans, only chassis.
Very interesting as the 2023 ordering guide shows the 6.6L. My dealer hasn’t confirmed and I’ve contacted Gm about this, said they haven’t heard of anything at this time. I find GM doesn’t know anything about anything. It would be a total bummer tho. So now do I buy a chassis cab and find a body to swap on it. Or buy a pos 8 speed v6 and do a v8 swap with full wiring and ecm. Warranty can suck it.
Do you know the reasoning behind this? Why take orders for something you cannot fulfill?
Part of the reason is orders are placed months in advance of production and then things happen. There have been many weeks this year where every engine in the 1500 line up were on constraint meaning you could only order the engines you were allocated. But everything has been on constraint at some point over the past two years. No double cabs this week, no HD crews that week. No brake controllers. Parts to build everything are low so you build what makes you the most money . . . it is what everyone here would do as well.
Does that mean it will available at some point? I thought that was their best selling engine (??)
I think it will be, but if you can only make a limited number you’re going to keep them for the 2500/3500 Silverados and Sierras.
I’m hoping at some point they start with 6.6…..4.3 doesn’t meet our needs especially hooked to 8 speed weak tahoe transmission
I’ve had my 2022 van on order since 12/9/2021.
I went online and found one that was allocated to a dealer there a few weeks ago. They are delivering it to me tomorrow for $40000
Hola, mi pregunta es para GMautthority, en este artículo se hace referencia al comienzo de la producción del chevrolet express 2023 en agosto y que no saben cuando terminará la producción del 2022, ahora por favor investiguen y respondan donde esta la producción porque no esta en ningún concesionario hace meses. Sus publicaciones son exelelentes los felicito
Is this temporary and will you bring back a V8.
I guess I’ll check out Ford for the 1st time.
You can’t get a V8 in a Ford.
Where does it say no 6.6?
It doesn’t say in the article. Read the other comments. The 6.6 is not available in the standard Express. I ordered my 6.6 in June of 2o21. I just got the call yesterday that they’re finally going to restart production but I can only get it on the 4.3.
I had a smaller V8 engine Express once before and it was a pain in the butt. Can’t get going fast enough to not get run over by a trucker.