This, we can start calling it legendary, van has been around for a full 25 years. Through all these years, we saw various updates and upgrades, but the van remained essentially the same. According to the latest reports, it won’t change in the following years either. We are about to see the same old design, though the company actually prepares some big novelties. Among them, the most important is definitely a new engine, as the company replaces the current Vortex unit with a new 6.6-liter V8, which will offer more power and better overall driving experience. On the other side, the rest of the engine lineup is about to remain the same. The 2021 Chevrolet Express will hit the market this summer.
2021 Chevrolet Express Gets New Engine
Without any doubt, the biggest novelty for the next model year will be the addition of a new engine. If you look that a big majority of Express buyers choose versions with a V8 engine, it seems logical that the company has decided to offer a new, more powerful and more refined engine option with eight cylinders. Instead of the current 6.0-liter Vortex engine, the 2021 Chevrolet Express will come with a new 6.6-liter V8, the same one that debuted in Silverado HD models. This engine brings many benefits and the most obvious one is definitely a power increase, as we are about to see the same specs as for the HD Silverado. In numbers, this means 401 horsepower and 464 pound-feet of torque, which promise notable improvements compared to the current unit. Interestingly, the new version will carry on with the same 6-speed automatic transmission.
On the other side, lower trim levels are about to carry on in the same way, which means you may count on two familiar engine options. Base models will carry on with a familiar 4.3-liter V6 gasoline engine. It puts out around 276 horsepower and 298 pound-feet of torque. There is also a well-known 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel, which is good for about 181 horses and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Chevrolet Express Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we don’t expect any particular changes for the next year. The current model has been around for more than 25 years, so it would be hard to expect any surprises. Therefore, you may count on the same design, which hasn’t changed too much for all these years. On the other side, you may count on a variety of different configurations. The offer starts with the 2500 model, while there is also a more capable heavy-duty model, as well as a long-wheelbase version with more passenger and cargo space.
This aspect of the 2021 Chevrolet Express will also remain the same, though there is always room for additions of standard features for every version. Essentially, there are just two trim levels in the offer. Base models are called LS and they come with goodies like 16-inch steel wheels, front and rear air conditioning, power windows and locks, swing-out door with a 60/40 split on the passenger side, a rearview camera and GM’s OnStar communications, as well as two-speaker audio system with an auxiliary jack.
In the higher-grade LT model, you may count on upgrades like front and rear chrome bumpers, remote door locks, full-floor carpeting, assistance features such as cruise control, forward collision alert and lane departure warning, as well on a tilting wheel. Optionally, you can get a 6.5-inch touchscreen with navigation.
2021 Chevrolet Express Release Date and Price
The 2021 Chevrolet Express is about to hit the market this summer, with the starting price around 35.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter etc.