Despite a revision for the 2003 model year, the GMC Savana has persisted relatively unchanged for almost 30 years. In keeping to that mantra, the 2024 GMC Savana will not feature any significant changes over the preceding model year, and now, GM Authority has learned when production of the 2024 Savana is expected to kick off.
Sources close to the matter tell GM Authority that the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 GMC Savana van is currently scheduled for September 5th, 2023. Meanwhile, production of the 2023 Savana is scheduled to end on September 1st, 2023.
In a similar fashion to updates from model year to model year, there haven’t been many major developments surrounding the GMC Savana. That being said, the 2023 Savana saw a $5,200 price jump from comparable 2022 models, affecting all trim levels and configurations of the van across the board. This makes the least expensive variant, which is a 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 a destination freight charge of $1,795.
For those who may be unfamiliar with the GMC Savana, the Big Red’s van is offered in multiple configurations, including the GMC Savana Cargo, the GMC Savana Passenger and the GMC Savana Cutaway, all of which are designed to fill 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 Savana rides on the GMT 610 platform, while production kicked off at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri on August 15th, 2022. Notably, the Savana Cutaway is produced by Navistar at a separate facility in Ohio.