After many years of leaving the design essentially unchanged, GM has introduced several updates to the 2024 GMC Savana Cargo van variant, including making it no longer available to order with the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine.
The Savana Passenger and Savana Cutaway variants of the 2024 GMC Savana can still be ordered with the L8T engine, according to information on the matter obtained by GM Authority.
The 2024 GMC Savana introduces relatively few major changes compared to earlier model years of the commercial van, but the alteration of the L8T engine’s availability is one of a few elements The General has opted to switch up for the upcoming model year.
Along with altering the engine lineup for the 2024 GMC Savana Cargo configuration, Big Red has also updated the transmissions paired with those engines. Specifically, the 8-speed automatic transmission tagged with RPO code MTH will replace the 8-speed automatic transmission tagged with RPO code M5U used with the V6 LV1 engine up to this point.
At the same time, the V8 L8T gets the updated the 8-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission (RPO code N8X) in place of the 6-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission (RPO code MYD) used in conjunction with this powerplant choice in the 2023 GMC Savana and earlier model years.
GM Authority has also uncovered details of the pricing structure used for the many available variants and configurations of the 2024 GMC Savana. MSRP has been boosted across the board for all Savana versions, rising by anywhere from $1,600 to $2,900. The majority of price increases fall at the top end of the range, usually amounting to $2,700 to $2,900,
As for motivation, powerplant options include 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, along with the L8T V8 engine no longer available on the 2024 GMC Savana Cargo, develops 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine offered previously was dropped for the 2023 model year, as GM Authority covered earlier.
Under the skin, the 2024 GMC Savana rides on the GMT 610 platform. Production of the 2023 Savana is scheduled to end on September 1st, 2023, while the start of regular production (SORP) for the 2024 GMC Savana van is currently scheduled for September 5th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. Notably, the Savana Cutaway is also produced by Navistar at a separate facility in Ohio.