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GM to Offer Diesel-Powered Express Van

March 02, 2016

Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.
Photo of 2016 Chevrolet Express courtesy of GM.

General Motors will offer a 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine with its 2017 model-year Chevrolet Express cargo and passenger vans, the company announced at the Work Truck Show.

The available engine is the same engine GM uses to power its Chevrolet Colorado diesel pickup. GM will pair the engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It will available on long and short wheelbase models in 2500 and 3500. It will be available with passenger and cargo models.

"Each business has different needs and our fleet and commercial vehicles embody that," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of General Motors Fleet. "Our portfolio of pickup trucks and vans illustrate our commitment to helping you get the job done right."

In other van-related news, General Motors will offer its 2016 Chevrolet Express cutaway van with OnStar 4G LTE with a Wi-Fi hotspot for the first time.

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