Originally introduced for the 1996 model year, the Chevy Express has soldiered on for nearly 30 years with minimal updates. In keeping with that theme, the Express van will soldier on largely unchanged for the 2024 model year, and now, GM Authority has learned when production of the 2024 Chevy Express will begin.
GM Authority sources close to the matter tell us that the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 Chevy Express van is currently scheduled to kick off on September 5th, 2023. Meanwhile, production of the 2023 Express is scheduled to end on September 1st, 2023.
The most recent major development related to the Chevy Express revolves around pricing. The 2023 Express saw a $5,200 price jump across the board, affecting all trim levels and configurations of the van. This makes the least expensive variant, the Work Van trim level in the Cargo 2500 Regular Wheelbase configuration with the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine, priced at $39,895. The most expensive variant, an LT unit in the Passenger 3500 Extended Wheelbase configuration with the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, comes in at $49,490. It’s worth noting that both prices include the destination freight charge of $1,795.
For those who may be unaware, the Chevy Express is offered in multiple configurations, including the Chevy Express Cargo, the Chevy Express Passenger and the Chevy Express Cutaway, all of which are designed to serve a specific role. Engine options include the aforementioned LV1 V6 engine, which is rated at 276 horsepower and 298 pound-feet of torque, as well as the L8T V8 engine, which is rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. The 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine offered previously was dropped for the 2023 model year, as GM Authority covered previously.
Under the skin, the 2023 Express rides on the GMT 610 platform, while production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. Notably, the Chevy Express Cutaway is produced by Navistar at a separate facility in Ohio.