Soldiering on largely unchanged since the 1996 model year, the Chevy Express has remained a constant figure in the Bow Tie brand’s vehicle portfolio for quite some time. However, that’s not to say that pricing figures haven’t changed in the last 30 years, as the average transaction price (ATP) of the Express drastically rose during Q4 2023.
It’s worth noting that sales of the Bow Tie brand fell 0.5 percent to 406,848 in Q4 2023, while overall General Motors sales stood at a 0.2 percent gain to 619,684 units.
As a vehicle marketed as a workhorse, this rise in ATP figures certainly isn’t a welcome sight for consumers. Starting prices of the Chevy Express and GMC Savana have just simply skyrocketed in the past few years, up more than 20 percent from the 2021 model year.
In addition, the Express didn’t feature any discounts in October 2023, November 2023, or December 2023 to encourage sales. However, this was also the case in Q4 2022, so the lack of available incentives doesn’t explain a jump in ATP figures as drastic as 18 percent.
As a reminder, the current Chevy Express is offered with the choice between the standard naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine, rated at 276 horsepower and 298 pound-feet of torque, or the optional naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine, rated at 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque. Gearbox options include two GM eight-speed automatic transmissions.
Under the skin, the Express rides on the GMT 610 platform, while production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. Notably, the Chevy Express Cutaway is also produced by Navistar at a separate facility in Ohio.