GM has issued a “Stop Build” order for four configurations of the 2024 Chevy Express and 2024 GMC Savana commercial cargo vans, halting production of those variants immediately, GM Authority has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
The Stop Build order halts production of the Chevy Express and GMC Savana variants at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri, though the 2024 Express Cutaway and 2024 Savana Cutaway variants are also produced by Navistar at a plant in Ohio.
GM’s Stop Build order applies to the following configurations of the Express and Savana:
- 2024 Chevy Express Passenger
- 2024 Chevy Express Cargo with 5-passenger Crew Van Package (RPO code ZP6)
- 2024 GMC Savana Passenger
- 2024 GMC Savana Cargo with 5-passenger Crew Van Package (RPO code ZP6)
According to available information, there seems to be an issue with the second-row seating area of the named variants. The 5-passenger Crew Van Package (ZP6) for the Cargo version of both models is normally priced at an additional $1,965.
The Stop Build order is expected to be lifted by GM in February or March 2024. During the intervening time, dealers will be unable to order these vehicles until production of the affected configurations restarts.
However, dealers will be able to order limited numbers of the Express Cargo and Savana Cargo fitted with the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine developing 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The limited availability of Cargo configuration vans with the L8T engine is unusual in itself. GM dropped the L8T engine option from the Cargo variant of both the Chevy Express and the GMC Savana for the 2024 model year, though the powerplant continues to be offered on the Passenger and Cutaway configurations.
Both the Chevy Express and GMC Savana get significant pricing increases for the 2024 model year as well, with MSRPs hiked anywhere from $1,600 and $2,900. The higher end of this range, roughly $2,700 to $2,900, is most typical.